Imagine going from learning some tricks at camp to riding in a contest with surely some of your favorite pros. That’s just what happened to these five campers this last week during the 2014 Mongoose Jam. Check this feature on them and remember their names, because you’ll probably see ’em again.


“Nineteen Woodward East campers competed in an amateur park contest today for a coveted spot on one of five Mongoose Jam pro teams. Each team will be captained by Mongoose athletes Steve McCann, Greg Illingworth, Paul Ryan, Ben Wallace, and Kevin Peraza. Woodward East's Lot 8 was filled with action sports campers rooting on riders as they went head to head. The nineteen campers each had two 45 second opportunities for individual runs and one 10 second glory trick to further highlight their skills.

Each camper showed a ton of talent and threw down pro-like moves- big flip whips, flares, Superman seatgrabs, front flips and many more. In the end, five lucky riders earned a spot to compete with the pros in the Mongoose Jam. Shane Goldsmid, Stephane Sum, Jack Straiton, Jack Mould, and Freddie Smith will be riding with their team captains tomorrow starting with the Pro Park contest.

After the judges picked the top five riders, campers participated in a blind draw to find their Mongoose team for the week.
"I'm excited to ride with the campers and experience their enthusiasm," said Team Illingworth captain Greg Illingworth. "It's always good to have that kind of energy around you when you're having a session."

Amateur Results – Lucky Camper Contest
Shane Goldsmid – Team Ryan
Stephane Sum – Team Illingworth
Jack Straiton – Team Peraza
Jack Mould – Team Wallace
Freddie Smith – Team McCann”