Logan Martin advances to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals in Portland
Burr Ridge, Ill. – June 6, 2011. Jaycee BMX Park grows its international status, with three of the top five riders at this weekend's Gatorade Free Flow Tour hailing from Australia. The contest's perfect weather conditions and impressive tricks brought out an amazing crowd and made a perfect day.
Seventeen-year-old Logan Martin from Brisbane, Australia beat out the competition with an amazing front flip bar spin, bar spin tail whip, flair bar spin, opposite flair and 360 whip.
"I was so stoked to land the front flip bar spin. Shannon really killed it too," said Martin. "Super excited for Portland!"
Returning contestant Shannon Farrugia from Melbourne, Australia placed second again this year with a can can flair, 360 double whip, truck driver to late tail whip, 270 whip and bar spin gap over handrail. Shannon placed third in the Finals last year at Salt Lake City.
With Martin's successful run, he has earned an automatic bid into the BMX Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals in Portland at the Dew Tour stop on August 11-14.
Photo yoinked from Logan’s Facebook.
Gatorade Free Flow Tour – Jaycee Results
Saturday, June 4, 2011
1. Logan Martin, Brisbane, Australia
2. Shannon Farrugia, Melbourne, Australia
3. Dillon Leeper, Fredericksburg, Va.
4. Dale O'Brien, Gold Coast, Australia
5. Bradley Secor, 16, Raleigh, N.C.
Encompassing the "Flow to Pro" theme that is the cornerstone of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the Finals for 2011 will be held in conjunction with the Dew Tour, with Finalists competing on the professional contest courses. BMX Finals will be August 11-14 at the Portland Dew Tour, while Skateboarding Finals will be held September 8-11 in Salt Lake City, united with the Dew Tour's Toyota Challenge. Each overall winner will earn a pre-qualified spot in October's Dew Tour Championships, held in Las Vegas.
All competitions are open to both male and female amateur competitors 21 and younger for all skate and BMX disciplines. There is a $15 entry fee, and all participants under the age of 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign a liability waiver. Contest registration forms, waivers and detailed information are available ahead of time at gatoradefreeflowtour.com.