UCI BMX FreeStyle World Cup top 40 Ranking after three rounds (Japan, France, Canada) with one more round to go (China). How's your boy doing? Men Elite: 1 BRUCE Nick USA 2390 2 DHERS Daniel VENEZUELA 2060 3 RANTEš Marin CROATIA 1950 4 LOGAN Martin AUSTRALIA 1900 5 DOWELL Justin USA 1690 6 LOUPOS Brandon AUSTRALIA 1440 7 TENCIO Kenneth COSTA RICA 1370 8 RIM Nakamura JAPAN 1260 9 SANDOVAL Daniel USA 1240 10 FOX Brian USA 1094 11 MALOTT Jeremy USA 1030 12 RIZAEV Irek RUSSIA 900 13 TORRES GIL Jose ARGENTINA 870 14 LEIVA Jake USA 864 15 CASEY Pat USA 856
With Dirt, Vert, Street and Park on the program at Nass, Sunday was the day to see the best riding. All NASS Invitational finals were held in Somerset and it all started off with DIRT at 11am. Pretty early for some, but it actually wasn’t the worst time of the day as the temperatures were only on the up afterwards. 12 riders made finals with Seth Murray just missing out which indicates the level as Mr. Murray is killing it. Qualification had two runs with the best run counting. The Dirt section consisted of a roll-in to double, double, to small step-up platform to quaterpipe to turn around followed by a small drop, little roller to small step-up as the last jump. The reason why the dirt jumps weren’t huge is that it gets windy at Shepton Mallet so even with a bit of wind, the riding could still happen. Qualification was done in n-time because the England – Sweden game was on an hour after Dirt qualification started. Needless to say, the qualifying job got done and people moved to the big screen on the main stage soon after.
Sunday’s final brought the riders back to the dirt jumps for 3 runs of which 2 would count towards a final score. Unfortunately Joe Baddely over rotated a double flip on the first set which ended his riding at NASS. A speedy recovery is wished from this side. Also Del Shepherd and Joe Ferguson did not have the best of luck but the Brits are hard as nails and always get back up. Lots of riders were doing double or even triple duty at Nass. Kaine Mitchell, and Kieran Reilly took part in pretty much everything including the Silverline ghetto ramp challenge. The top 3 also had a busy program ahead of
My 2017: Nick Bruce Hometown: Hubbard, OHIO, USA. Sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Total BMX, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Kali Protectives, Krusher BMX, & Alienation BMX
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Nick Bruce: The first BMX event of 2017 was the Monster BMX Triple Dirt jump contest in Anaheim, California. It was a lot of fun! However, I did end up crashing super hard trying a 360 Backflip Tailwhip in which I still haven't gotten redemption on lol...
Nick Bruce was the fan favourite to win this weekend's UCI Urban World Championships in Chengdu, China. Unfortunately, Nick Suffered a rear wheel blow-out in his first run and lost a significant amount of points as a result. After a spot of emergency repair work, Nick came out swinging for his 2nd run and he totally smashed it. Scoring over 95 points, the highest score of an single run. Despite his comeback in his 2nd run, the low score of 50 points from his first run, he landed in 18th position and didn't make it into tomorrows finals.
It is with great excitement that Krusher BMX would like to formally welcome Ohio native Nick Bruce to their pro team. Krusher joins a strong family of brands supporting Nick including Total Bikes, Rockstar Energy Drink and Alienation. Nick has been on the forefront of progressive park riding for a number of years now, managing to secure several podium finishes at large contests and is quickly becoming a household name within the realm of BMX park.
Most recently Nick placed 4th at Fise action sports festival and has also qualified for the upcoming X-games. A class act on and off the bike, we look forward to working with Nick to help progress our brand and his already impressive riding.
Krusher BMX is a Canadian BMX brand that was originally operated by the ‘‘Krusher boys’’ in the late 90s. Ownership of the brand was transferred to a friend in 2004. Until recently Krusher has been known for their helmets and indestructible shinpads. We now offer a fullline of BMX parts and protection.
On June 9-10, the world’s top athletes took over Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho to secure their invitations to X Games Minneapolis. Over 7,000 fans witnessed six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes and four Women’s skateboarders punch their tickets to Minneapolis. In the final competition of the day, the BMX athletes upped the amplitude in the park with a mix of flips and whips. X Games rookie Nick Bruce surprised the crowd by taking the top spot in front of perennial X Games BMX Park medalists Daniel Sandoval and Kevin Peraza. Bruce qualified first in the elimination and rode that momentum all the way through the final. Sitting in second place behind Sandoval, Bruce threw a run highlighted by a huge downside flairwhip in the final run of the competition to seal his spot
Alienation, an innovator of bicycle rims and accessories, is proud to announce theaddition of Nick Bruce to the factory freestyle team. With Nick’s continued contest dominance and Midwest work ethic, we feel he is a powerful addition to our international team.Nick’s progressive attitude, combined with our quest for consistent quality riders and products, fit perfectly into the dynamics of Alienation. We look forward to many years of success with Nick and all other riders in our family, in hopes of producing top of the line products that serve the BMX populous.
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