Today was another awesome day at the beach…Beautiful weather, chicks in bikinis every ten feet, and a ton of awesome riding. Check out the final results from the team contest along with a grip of photos, then be on the lookout for our highlights from the jam session, and of course each team’s video part that will be posted this coming week…
2011 Nike HB BMX Pro Final Results:
1st Place: Team Kachinsky
Total Score: 352.75
(Brian Kachinsky, Corey Martinez, Sean Sexton, Will Stroud)
2nd Place: Team Enarson
Total Score: 332.25
(Dennis Enarson, Tammy McCarley, Josh Harrington, Christian Rigal)
3rd Place: Team Wise
Total Score: 298.75
(Rob Wise, Pat Casey, Dakota Roche, Justen Soule)
4th Place: Team Phelan
Total Score: 261.75
(Jason Phelan, Maxime Chaveron, Jeremiah Smith, Stew Johnson)
5th Place: Team Reynolds
Total Score: 232
(Garrett Reynolds, Augie Simoncini, Danny Hickerson*, Kelly Bolton, Tony Ennis)
* Danny Hickerson injured his knee and had to pull out of the contest mid-week. He was replaced by Kelly Bolton
NOTE: Next week Ride will be the only place where you will be able to see all of the teams’ video parts from this contest. We will run one video per day starting Monday, and ending with the winning video on Friday, August 12th.
Photos by Fat.
Nike’s Official Press Release:
NIKE 6.0 BMX PRO CONTEST BRINGS PROGRESSION TO THE BEACH
The Nike 6.0 BMX Pro debuted a new format for 2011, with a combination live jam and filming contest. Each team consisted of three riders plus a filmer/editor, and the prize money was split evenly among all four. From Monday-Friday, the pros filmed on the course to produce the most progressive riding the beach has ever seen. The BMX Pro also consisted of two live jams, which impacted final scores, but the riding during the week is what the pros wanted to factor the heaviest into the scoring.
In fifth place was Team Reynolds, consisting of Garrett Reynolds, Augie Simoncini, Danny Hickerson, and Kelly Bolton. The judges were blown away by Reynolds' riding, but they felt the video relied too heavily on him instead of the full team. (Note: Hickerson had to pull out of the event mid-week due to injury and was replaced by Bolton).
Team Captain Jason Phelan came all the way from Ireland for the event, and along with teammates Maxime Charveron and Jeremiah Smith, they produced one of the most fun videos of the event. Their great riding and vibe helped earn them fourth place.
Third place belonged to Team Wise (Rob Wise, Dakota Roche, and Pat Casey). While Wise and Roche handled the super-tech street lines, Casey did his magic on the box and quarterpipe, and the judges liked the mix.
The biggest debate for the judges came down to Team Enarson (Dennis Enarson, Josh Harrington, Tammy McCarley) and Team Kachinsky (Brian Kachinsky, Corey Martinez, Sean Sexton). Both teams were packed with incredible riders, and the diversity and quality of each video was top-notch. After a 20-minute debate, the judges decided that the crew-vibe, creative riding, and production quality gave that top spot to Team Kachinsky.
Four respected pro riders judged the Nike 6.0 BMX Pro (Van Homan, Leigh Ramsdell, Rob Darden, Jason Enns), and after watching the videos and jams, they crowned Team Kachinsky the King of the Beach.
Each of the Team Videos will premiere on RideBMX.com this coming week.