First 2017 Semifinalists Are Set in FMX, BMX, Skate
The second- and third-place finishers from the 2016 Nitro World Games FMX, BMX Best Tricks, BMX Triple Hit, and Skate Best Tricks events have been invited straight to the 2017 semifinals, setting up a series of epic rematches this summer in Salt Lake City. The first-place finishers in the FMX, BMX, and Skate events were previously invited directly to the 2017 finals. The 2017 Nitro World Games will take place at Rice-Eccles Stadium on June 24, and tickets are already on sale. The competition will be broadcast live on NBC.
The first 2017 semifinalists are: in FMX, Josh Sheehan and Taka Higashino; in BMX Best Tricks, Kurtis Downs and Gavin Godfrey; in BMX Triple Hit, Logan Martin and Alex Coleborn; and in Skate Best Tricks, Clay Kreiner and Trey Wood. Check out their highlights from last year:
The podium finishers from the inaugural Nitro World Games took home trophies after beating a stacked field of the best athletes in the world, and the 2017 competition is shaping up to be even more intense. Every athlete who makes the finals has a shot to take the title, but these trophy-winners got close enough to taste it and will be pushing the envelope to stand at the top of the podium in 2017. Stay tuned for more news as the field shapes up for this year.
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