About

Maxwell Dunne

Age:  27

Hometown:  Burnsville, MN

Occupation:  Teacher/Coach

Season Bib:  3

Wins:  0

Runner Ups:  3

3rd Places:  0

Podiums:  3

Top Ten Positions:  12

Mens World Ranking 2016/2017:  3rd

Mens World Championship 2016/2017:  3rd

Competing Since:  Afton Alps 2015

When did you learn to skate?

-When I was 5.

Did you play hockey growing up?

-Yes, through high school.

 

What other sports did you play growing up?

-Track, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Snowboard, Skateboard

 

If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?

-I’m pretty much always up and moving around but, I like to play guitar in my spare time.

Describe going down an icecross downhill track for the first time:

-It was an incredible rush and I was hooked after the first run.

What are your guilty pleasures? Why do you wake up in the morning?

-Bacon, I wake up for bacon!

How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
-2 full seasons.

What first got you interested in the sport?
-I always considered myself a fast skater and love adrenaline, so when the sport cam to St. Paul I had to try it. However, I was competing in Track and Field through college and didn’t start Ice cross until I was finished with that.  

If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Take everything in like a sponge. Watch and listen to the experienced riders.

What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?

-Winning the 2016 Munich Team Challenge with Team UNRL. Nothing better than standing up on top the podium with 3 close friends and teammates.

Who is your favorite sports athlete?

-Ashton Eaton, Olympic Gold medalist and world record holder in the Decathlon

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