Vans coming through with their official highlight video from the 2017 Vans BMX Street Invitational contest that went down this past weekend in Huntington Beach, California! This is packed full of amazing riding from all the riders that turned out, so hit play and check out all of the action. After you do that, get full results and more below!
“The top street pros from around the world battled in Huntington Beach for 3 hours and here are the super highlights crammed into 5 minutes. What a day! Congrats to Nathan Williams for the CULT Best Trick win with the Nollie Half Cab over the Vans sign and to the top three – Chad Kerley, Devon Smillie and the 2017 winner Garrett Reynolds.
“Evil Eye (Instrumental)” by Lantern”
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All Photos by Justin Kosman
“Garrett Reynolds Claims Victory at 2nd Annual Vans BMX Street Invitational in Huntington Beach
“Today was my first time riding this park, it’s an awesome facility and everything about the park is perfect” exclaims Garrett. “To be out here riding with my friends and watching everyone progress is my passion, this is what I live for.”
Following close behind Garrett was the Georgia native and manual master, Devon Smillie earning second place and $2,800 with his inventive and technical combo manual tricks. Joining Garrett and Devon on the podium, Chad Kerley, better known as CK, placed third and snagged $2,000 for his consistently flawless trick combinations. Lastly, seasoned pro Nathan Williams took home the CULT Best Trick award for the second consecutive year with a nollie half cab over the Vans sign.
Highlights from the morning’s amateur contest included 16-year-old crowd favorite, Johnny Raekes who dominated the course with his powerful and persistent riding, awarding him first place and a spot in the afternoon’s pro contest. Local rippers Jacob Cable and Julian Arteaga respectively placed second and third, rounding out the podium for the amateur class and claiming their spots to ride with the pros. Finally, Charles LittleJohn took home the Cult Best Trick award for the amateurs with an insane 540 Cab down the big stair set and over the Vans sign.”
Huntington Beach, CALIF. (March 27, 2017) – Vans concluded the second annual BMX Street Invitational at Off The Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach where the world’s most talented BMX street riders battled for top honors and a chance to take home a piece of the $25,000 cash purse. With a stacked field of thirty-two competitors, the bar was set high by New Jersey’s Garrett Reynolds who claimed victory, taking home first place and $5,000 for his innovative tricks and dynamic riding.
VANS BMX STREET INVITATIONAL – FINAL RESULTS
1st – Garrett Reynolds
2nd – Devon Smillie
3rd – Chad Kerley
CULT Best Trick
Amateur Class – FINAL RESULTS
1st – Johnny Raekes
2nd – Jacob Cable
3rd – Julian Arteaga
CULT Best Trick – Amateur Class