The Nitro World Games was built on the idea that action sports competition should be about skill, progression, and entertainment in equal measure, and the inaugural event delivered on all counts. In July 2016, top athletes in FMX, BMX, skate, scooter, and inline brought their A-game to Salt Lake City, Utah, and threw down, looking to etch their names in the history books at the inaugural Nitro World Games.
Standout moments include Ryan Williams, a rider known for his scooter skills, competing in his first-ever BMX competition and winning it all. Kurtis Downs secured second in that event with a World First backflip quad tailwhip. And to cap off the night, Gregg Duffy landed the World First FMX double frontflip. When the dust settled, dozens of firsts went down in a three-hour span, and a new contender for the definitive global action sports competition was born.
2016 BMX Best Trick Highlights
2016 FMX Highlights
2016 Scooter Best Trick Highlights
2016 Skate Best Trick Highlights
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.