In 2018, Nitro World Games added Moto Quarterpipe, and as with every event in this competition, the format and setup is specifically designed to change the game. Colby Raha took home the win, and this year the stage is set for an epic showdown in Utah on Aug. 17.
The premise is simple: Who can go the highest? But the simplicity ends there. Athletes competing in this event will be hitting the largest mechanical quarterpipe ever at 32 feet tall and 70 feet wide. The competition format allows the riders to keep jumping as long as they’re setting the bar higher — and the winner is whoever jumps higher than anyone else can. In other words, with the best athletes in the world pushing each other to keep going higher and higher, the sky isn’t even the limit in Moto Quarterpipe.
All three of the Quarterpipe medalists from X Games Minneapolis will be competing at Nitro World Games: Corey Creed, Tyler Bereman, and Raha, who won this event in Utah last year. Bereman is a notable addition: He didn’t compete in the 2018 Nitro World Games and is always a contender in this type of event. Creed finished third in 2018 and will look to better that on the momentum he has coming off of his gold medal at X Games.
But they’ll have their work cut out for them. Also set to compete is Jarryd McNeil, who is a veteran with enough competition experience to always be a threat. Kohl Denney and Gregg Duffy will also be competing for a trophy. Duffy is the only athlete in the mix who’s riding both moto events in Utah — he’ll also be trying for his second win in FMX Best Trick.
Click here for more info on Nitro World Games Utah, including the current list of riders set to compete and ticketing info. But first, watch the full 2018 Moto Quarterpipe broadcast right here: