New to the Nitro World Games in 2018, BMX Park is a free-flowing competition where picking a solid line is as important as landing bangers. The best BMX riders in the world descended on Vista, California, for a fierce competition. Winner and 2018 contest dominator Logan Martin put on a tremendous show to take home the win. Dennis Enarson and Ben Wallace finished second and third, respectively, in a contest where only three points separated first from third.
A noteworthy entrant in the competition was Jayden Mucha, who won the first Nitro World Games Unlocked: BMX Park, a competition for up-and-comers in BMX to earn a spot to ride with the pros in the semifinals. Jayden rode well and we look forward to seeing this young athlete’s career progress.
A staple of Nitro World Games in its first two years, BMX Triple Hit attracted a field of heavy-hitters, household names in the BMX competition world. The unique setup consisting of three jumps in sequence tests more than just a rider’s freestyle chops; to put down a worthy run, flow, momentum, and consistency are essential to success. This contest is always a tight one.
In the first year, Colton Walker entered as the youngest rider in the field and came away with the win. The battle for second place was decided by about a tenth of a point, but Logan Martin edged out Alex Coleborn in one of the tightest finishes of that year. Walker repeated as champion the following year, beating Nick Bruce by eight-hundredths of a point and Brian Fox by twelve-hundredths of a point. Fox had qualified in first place the prior year but had to scratch before the final due to an injury in practice, so making the podium was full redemption for him. With big names and stories like these leading to a tight competition, Triple Hit is consistently one of the most exciting events to watch.
BMX Best Trick is easily one of the most intense, edge-of-your-seat events in action sports. With one of the biggest ramps in the business and the cream of the crop in BMX big air competing, you just never know what you’re going to see happen.
In its first year, a scooter kid named Ryan Williams shocked everyone by winning his first-ever BMX competition on the back of enormous, competition-first tricks. Kurtis Downs landed the World First backflip quad tailwhip to earn second place, and Gavin Godfrey rounded out the podium. In its second year, R-Willy repeated as champion and also won the Scooter Best Trick event, making him the first-ever Nitro World Games competitor to win two events in two disciplines. Brandon Loupos took home second and Jaie Toohey earned third.
Nitro World Games BMX Park 2018 Highlights
BMX Park 2018 – Winning Runs
Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of action sports competition. Featuring new big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology, and innovative judging criteria, Nitro World Games shifted the landscape for both athletes and the industry alike in its 2016 debut.