As promised, here are the 2016 NORA Cup nominees for Number One Dirt Rider, Flatlander, and Video Part. You can check out our post from yesterday to see the nominees for Number One Ramp Rider, Web Video Part, and Reader's Choice Rider Of The Year. And you can check back here tomorrow for the nominees for Number One Street Rider, Racer, and Video.
The 2016 NORA Cup details:
– Thursday, September 22nd
– The Fremont Country Club, 601 Fremont St., Las Vegas, Nevada.
– Doors open at 8pm and we highly advise that you arrive early.
– 18 and over.
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(names listed in alphabetical order)
Number One Dirt Rider:
Rider, builder, traveler… Clint Reynolds lives and breathes dirt.
Despite growing up in middle of the Arizona desert, where dirt jumps are almost as rare as water, Kevin Peraza is one hell of a dirt rider. He clinched the Gold in X Games Dirt this year too—not too shabby for a kid from the desert.
Matt Cordova oozes style and has the sickest collection of tricks—all of which he does picture perfect. It’s awesome to see him on this list.
Number One Video Part:
Nathan Williams – Still United
Nathan is at the level where even his opposite and/or switch tricks are more insane than what most riders can do on their natural side. And he always finds the most OD setups to get down on, too.
Corey Martinez – Still United
No doubt that every other rider on this list has been influence by this dude right here. Corey Martinez didn’t only help set the bar for video parts, he made the damn bar! To see a seasoned pro with so many amazing video parts under his belt still going this strong is remarkable.
Christian Rigal – Still United
When I spoke to Joe “Butcher” Kowalski (who pretty much did every progressive trick on street before anyone else, and is the realest and most raw street rider ever)…. I digress, so anyway, while talking to Butcher, the United video came up and he said, “That dude Christian Rigal eats rails!” That says it all right there… Christian Rigal’s Still United section is a glutenous buffet of rails.
Alex Donnachie – Transmission / BSD
One thing is for sure, Alex has the whole video part filming thing down to a science—travel around the world and film like 40 insane and/or unique things and you’re good. Seriously though, I think Alex Donnachie is a super human and his only weakness is a peanut allergy—life is funny that way.
Number One Flatlander:
(By Scott O'Brien)
Alex is always pushing the limits of riding with original style and tricks—all while being a full time father and husband.
Taking back wheel riding to a new level of artistic creation and flow—moving with style and difficulty.
Martti is one of the most original and decorated riders in flatland history. He reinvented himself with a whole new style of riding this past year. Difficulty and originality is his game.
Matthias is showing everyone that BMX is BMX. He brings the street vibes to flatland and the flat vibes to street. There are no limits to his riding with power and consistency.
The rider that who is always cool under the pressure of competitions with many big wins under his belt in the past year. Using all aspects of the bike with a positive mindset toward BMX.