Nitro World Games will feature BMX Park, Skate Vert, and men’s and women’s Skate Park in the 2018 events lineup, adding to the expanded motorsports offerings announced a few weeks ago. The skate and BMX events will be held in August at the renowned CA | TF facility in Vista, California, and will be streamed live globally on the Nitro World Games Facebook page.
Fans will also get to follow the journey of some of the competitors with the Facebook series Nitro World Games: Unlocked, which will focus on up-and-coming action sports athletes as they compete for a spot in the Nitro World Games. The aspiring competitors will receive mentorship from action sports veterans like Bucky Lasek, Christian Hosoi, Mimi Knoop, and Ryan Nyquist. Unlocked premieres July 23 on the Nitro World Games Facebook page.
The men’s and women’s Skate Park competitions will be held Aug. 10-11, beginning at 11am PT / 2pm ET. The semifinals and finals will follow the same format: Athletes will be given three 45-second runs, with their best run counting. Eight athletes will advance from the semifinals to battle it out for the title. The list of invited athletes on the women’s side so far includes Arianna Carmona, Hanna Zanzi, and Nora Vasconcellos. On the men’s side, expect to see Trey Wood, Willy Lara, and Alex Sorgente, with more athletes to be announced.
The Skateboard Vert competition will also be held Aug. 10-11 and will be streamed live on the Nitro World Games Facebook page beginning at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Each athlete will get three 30-second runs, with his best run counting, and eight athletes will advance to the finals. The first athletes confirmed for the event are Mitchie Brusco, Marcelo Bastos, Elliot Sloan, and Rony Gomes. Expect more athletes to be announced soon.
The Nitro World Games BMX Park event will stream live on the Nitro World Games Facebook page beginning at noon PT / 3pm ET on Aug. 17-18. Athletes will get three 45-second runs, with their best runs counting. Like the skate events, the top eight athletes will advance to the finals, which will have the same format. Athletes confirmed so far include Kyle Baldock, Brandon Loupos, Pat Casey, Dennis Enarson, and Larry Edgar.