Word dropped today that one of the best contests of the year, Mongoose Jam, is coming back to Woodward West for 2016. They’re switching up the format this year, going from a live event to a five day video edit contest. As usual, five Mongoose pros including Pat Casey, Greg Illingworth, Kevin Peraza, Paul Ryan and Ben Wallace will choose teams comprised of two fellow pros and a Woodward camper. This contest always goes off and this year should be even better! Peep the full press release after the jump.
Mongoose Announces New Contest Format For the Fifth Annual Mongoose Jam
Madison, Wisc. - April 26, 2016 - Mongoose Bikes, a brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) announced today an all-new format for the fifth annual Mongoose Jam. Rather than a live, three discipline event, five teams captained by Mongoose BMX pros will compete in a video edit contest featuring Street, Dirt, and Park riding. Each team will have five days during Woodward West's ninth week of camp to create the best video edit.
From July 31st through August 5th fifteen pros, five amateurs, and five videographers will shoot and produce five team edits. The teams' video edits will be screened for all Week Nine campers at Woodward West's theater on Friday, August 5th and judged by BMX industry veterans. Winning edits will be selected based on originality and style, the variety and difficulty of tricks used and the video production quality.
Mongoose BMX riders Pat Casey, Greg Illingworth, Kevin Peraza, Paul Ryan and Ben Wallace will each captain one of the five teams, inviting two pro BMX athletes as well as one videographer to join their teams. Captains will also have the opportunity to scout and select one amateur from among the Woodward West campers to join their teams.
The pros and their videographers will compete for a piece of a $50,000 prize purse as well as individual win bonuses while the amateur on the winning team will win a free week at Woodward. Each amateur will also receive a custom Mongoose frame and apparel.
“After four years, this is an exciting change to the Mongoose Jam format,” said Leigh Ramsdell, Mongoose Team Manager. “Riders won't be limited to a traditional contest format or to specific sections of camp. Instead, they'll have access to explore and film all over Woodward West allowing them to showcase their unique riding styles. I can’t wait to see the edits the teams come up with!”
As captains select their teams, Mongoose will share updates on its website. In addition, the brand will post event news, release Jam teaser edits, and announce giveaways as the Jam gets closer.
To keep up with the event visit www.jam.mongoose.com. For more information on Mongoose and their line of BMX bikes, visit www.mongoose.com. Follow the brand and its team of pros on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
ABOUT DOREL SPORTS
Dorel Sports, a segment of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), owns one of the most comprehensive portfolios of brands in the bicycling and recreational industries, including Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse, Kid Trax, Charge, Guru, Fabric and SUGOI. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of US$2.7 billion and employs approximately 10,450 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide.
Celebrating 46 years as the leader in lifestyle and action sports progression; Camp Woodward offers the "ultimate experience" for aspiring youth and professional athletes in addition to the most innovative facilities in the world. Woodward is a family community that mixes the structured sport of gymnastics with the creative freedom of action sports and matches those elements with the progression of world-class creative arts. In 1970, Camp Woodward opened its doors for the first time in the town of Woodward, Pennsylvania as a gymnastics camp. More than two decades later, Woodward now offers 11 different programs open to all ages and ability levels and has expanded to three more locations including Woodward West in Tehachapi, California; Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Resort in California; and Woodward Copper in Summit County, Colorado. In addition to the U.S. destinations, Camp Woodward has partnered with All Inclusive Collection to launch Woodward Riviera Maya in Mexico and Woodward Punta Cana in Dominican Republic offering vacationers a new and unique concept in experiential travel. The new Woodward facilities will debut in soon at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana.