The lineup for the 2017 Nitro World Games has been set after a round of qualifying for the BMX Trip Hit competition that brought in 25 of the best ramp riders to throw down. Below you can check out a highlight reel of some of the crazy riding that went down, along with the final results of just who will be heading to the actual contest this summer. Take a peek!
“Nitro World Games qualifying doubled down on Tuesday, with both FMX and BMX Triple Hit competitions happening simultaneously. The BMX Triple Hit contest pitted over 25 riders from around the world, all vying for just eight slots in the semifinal round and a chance to advance to the finals on Saturday, June 24 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Riding on his birthday, Nick Bruce certainly had something to celebrate on Tuesday. He came out of the gate strong, scoring an 8.94 and stomping a perfect landing on his first run. Bruce wowed the judges even more on his second, and would never relinquish his lead. Irek Rizaev also sent it on his first run, serving notice with a masterful display that shot him into second place. Rouding out the top three finishers, Kenneth Tencio also quickly got the judges attention with big combinations. The remaining qualifiers are Daniel Sandoval, Colton Satterfield, Dawid Godziek, Marcus Christopher and Andy Buckworth.
To see highlights from BMX Triple Hit qualifying, go here.
Prior to Tuesday’s qualifiers, 2016 BMX Triple Hit winner Colton Walker was invited directly to the finals this year. Logan Martin and Alex Coleborn, who joined Capron the podium last summer, are invited directly to the 2017 semifinals. In addition, Brandon Loupos, Kyle Baldock and Brian Fox have been invited by the competition committee to the 2017 semi’s. Two more wildcard spots will be chosen to round out the 15 athletes chosen for the semifinal field.
BMX TRIPLE HIT
Invited Directly to 2017 Finals: Colton Walker (USA)
Invited Directly to 2017 Semifinals: Logan Martin (AUS), Alex Coleborn (GBR), Brandon Loupos (AUS), Kyle Baldock (AUS) and Brian Fox (USA)
Advanced to Semifinals:
Nick Bruce (USA)
Andy Buckworth (AUS)
Marcus Christopher (USA)
Dawid Godziek (POL)
Irek Rizaev (RUS)
Daniel Sandoval (USA)
Colton Satterfield (USA)
Kenneth Tencio (CRC)
Nitro World Games tickets are available now at Smith’s Tix as well as at nitroworldgames.com.”