We are very disappointed to announce that, Nitro World Games 2020 due to take place across 23 and 24 May 2020 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales has to be cancelled.
All parties have been working closely to explore all possible avenues for a reschedule. However, given the rapidly evolving and unprecedented situation and the uncertainty on when mass gatherings will be feasible, finding a new date has not been possible. Therefore, the decision to cancel has been made to best protect the safety and wellbeing of fans, athletes, staff and the local community, which is always our top priority.
All ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase in due course to process a refund. Please only contact your point of purchase if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by COVID-19. For now, stay safe, stay home, and look after each other.
Nitro World Games raised the bar for Freestyle Motocross competition with a game-changing format designed to recognize the most well rounded freestyle technicians. Riders must land a range of different types of tricks in a single run, leaving little margin for error as they reach deep into their arsenal in an attempt to take home a trophy.
Levi Sherwood has dominated this competition in the past, but Josh Sheehan has consistently made the podium, and with the progression we’ve seen in FMX over the last few years, when the bikes come out anyone has a shot to take home the win in this event.
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.
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. 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. With big names and stories like these leading to a tight competition, Triple Hit is consistently one of the most exciting events to watch.
Skate Vert is one of the most intense freestyle sports, with a high degree of difficulty and wall to wall excitement throughout. So when Nitro World Games welcomed the discipline in 2018, it felt like a no-brainer.
When the dust settled, Moto Shibata edged out a stacked field, with Elliot Sloan and Jono Schwan also making the podium. In a noteworthy result, Tate Carew, the first-ever winner of Nitro World Games Unlocked: Skate Vert, finished in sixth. Unlocked is a competition where up-and-comers compete for a spot in the semifinal, so to finish sixth overall was a huge accomplishment for the young athlete.
For the first two years, Scooter Best Trick went down in Salt Lake City, Utah, before moving in 2018 to Paris, France. In that first year, the Funk Brothers bookended the podium, with Capron taking the win and Corey earning a third. Jordan Clark finished second.
In 2017, the event grew to have one of the largest qualifying fields, and Ryan Williams got redemption by winning the event outright after a disappointing finish in 2016. Tyler Chaffin and Cody Flom rounded out the podium in a tight race for the prize.
R-Willy repeated as champion in Paris in 2018, cementing himself as the athlete to beat in this event.
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.