Matthew LeBlanc hails from the small town of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and continues to embody the humble nature of a good ‘ole southern boy, never sparing any of his P’s and Q’s. He began riding dirt bikes at the young age of 2 years old and became infatuated with riding by the age of 4, entering his first local race in which he won.
One year later at the age of 5, he entered his first national caliber race at Ponca City, Oklahoma and finished in 11th place in the 51cc (4-6) class, proving to himself that he had what it takes to make it in the sport. Fast forward to the present day and Matthew has accumulated a total of 52 major AMA titles, 3 Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championships, 4 gold Olympiads at Mini O’s, and he won the KJSC class at Monster Energy Cup in 2013.
The Louisiana native has managed to be successful in practically every stage of his rapidly developing amateur motocross career, earning a spot on the Team Dunlop Elite program throughout the years that he spent on mini bikes. LeBlanc has recently moved up to the Schoolboy 2 and 250B classes and has made a somewhat full-time move to California to work more closely with the Star Racing Yamaha team. He gains invaluable experience riding and training with professionals such as Mitchell Oldenburg, Justin Cooper, and Colt Nichols, etc... As well as mentoring from former 250SX Champion Will Hahn and training from Gareth Swanepoel.
Matthew encountered a minor setback at the end of the 2018 season in the form of a hand injury, but he’s rested and recovered for the upcoming season and ready to make a big splash on his YZ250F in 2019.
|Date of birth:||29-03-2004|
|Place of birth:||Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA|
|Weight (kg)||135 lbs.|
|Hobbies:||Hunting, fishing, mountain biking, video gaming|
|2018:||Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship - 3rd Place | Supermini 2|
|2017:||The Motoplayground Race at Ponca City - 1st Place | Mini Sr. 1|
|2017:||Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship - 1st Place | Mini Sr. 1|
|2017:||JS7 Freestone Spring Championship - 1st Place | 85cc (9-13)|
|2016:||Thor Winter Olympics - 1st | 85cc (9-11), 85cc (9-11) Limited (MX + SX) | Fox Bronze Boot & Pro Circuit Platinum Pipe Awards|
|2016:||Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship - 1st Place | 65cc (7-11)|