9. Trey Canard
With one of the most impressive rookie performances of recent history, Trey Canard made everyone add another name to their list of championship contenders. By winning two Supercross main events, Canard was able to finish in the top five in the final point standings, even though he was forced to sit out the final rounds with a broken femur. Before the injury, there was a solid chance that he may have been crowned champion, and many have him on the short list for 2012, if his broken collarbone heals in time for round one.