He's the Canadian BMX sensation who trains by particpating in Canada's favorite pasttime - hockey. When not tearin' it up on a BMX track, you can usually find Tory on the ice, doin' his best impersonation of Chaz Michael Michael. Well ... not quite. More like Wayne Gretzky.
Tory's first jaunt with Team Redline was as a young 13 year old; where he was quickly promoted to full Factory status and wound up winning the NAG No.1 plate in ABA aboard a 99% bonestock Flight bike. (He'd only swapped out the pedals to clipless.)
After a breif departure, Redline got their Canadian distributor - Jay Miron, of 10-Pack Distribution, to give Tory a hip-check at the local rink. They are rumored to have negotiated him back to Team Redline while sitting in the penalty box.
Prior to the 2008 Olympics, Nyhaug helped train with Canada's two Olympic hopefuls. Although too young to qualify for the games in Beijing - he was only 16 at the time, Tory was forcing the two potential Olympians to step up their game on a Supercross-style track - when he suddenly had a bizarre wreck that broke BOTH his arms. (If you ever meet tory in person, ask him to show you the scars left by Canada's fine medical plan.)
But the broken arms didn't hold him back for long - and in 2009, Nyhaug made an tremendous comeback just in time for the new ABA-ran UCi North American series. Starting with some wins in the Great White North, Tory continued to give the Junior Elite riders a run for their crystal goblets. By being consistently on the podium, and standing on all three rungs throughout the year, Tory took his '09 Flight bike to the overal Jr.Elite Championship for 2009.
World Cup season to a close
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on October 08, 2011
Well another World cup season is done and over with. Had a great year and had many good races. Ended off the season 5th in the world cup ranking, stoked. Especially with... Rockford
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on June 24, 2011
I hadn't been to Rockford since '07 so I was looking forward to going, and also having some HFS time with the boys! Which is always good! Got in Thursday night,... OTC and Phoenix race
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on March 21, 2011
After testing out "Project 79", me and the rest of the Canadian team went to Chula Vista for a week to train and get some time on the SX track there. Turned... Oldsmar, Redline test "Project 79"
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on February 27, 2011
Oldsmar was a good weekend for me, was sharing a room with 4 buddies and my Mom so it was nice and cozy! Practice went really good on Friday, track was sick.... Guthrie UCI 2011
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on February 01, 2011
Practice went really well in Guthrie, The first straight was technical and the second straight pro set was huge! Probably one of the hardest pro sets I've done. Saturday morning motos went... Reno UCI
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on January 18, 2011
Flew in from Phoenix, Stayed there for a week before to get some track time and now I'm here for another month. So Friday practice I felt really good, felt powerful from... Tulsa OK, "Longest Race on Earth"
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on November 30, 2010
First of all ... WOW! What a weekend! Longest race on earth without a doubt! 14 hour days at the track is not easy for the body to handle. The weekend started... Canadian Grands
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on October 11, 2010
So, I decided last minute to race the canadian grands. I was up for the title with some good points and there was only 5 other guys racing. We looked at the... more "great" news
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on October 01, 2010
Had a CT scan last week and it showed my spleen is still not race ready, I'm continuing to do my training and I think I might start going to the track... Surviving My UCi Worlds - by Tory Nyhaug
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on August 03, 2010
Me and the rest of the Canadian national team started our 2 week trip by first flying to Aigle, Switzerland and training at their UCI Centre. The weather was super hot and... Trading in the Great White North for the Great Salt Lake
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on July 05, 2010
Salt Lake City was this past weekend. I always like this national; with a pretty decent track, and the weather is usually good. We got there late Thursday night and it was so hot! And... Kamloops ABA
By Tory Nyhaug#49 on June 14, 2010
Went to Kamloops ABA Canadian National (Rounds 2 and 3) this weekend. Saturday morning started off way to early for me, since I had my graduation dinner/dance on Friday night and I ended up...