Bringing the heat to South Africa! Monster Energy congratulates their BMX riders on a full podium sweep at the Converse Ult.X 2023 BMX competition in Cape Town at V&A’s Battery Park this weekend. French phenom Anthony Jeanjean clenches first place, and teammates Daniel Sandoval (USA), and Mike Varga (Canada) earn second and third place. In the elite action sports contest recognized as the official African BMX championships, the Monster Energy athletes rose to the top three podium spots in an elite field of freestyle BMX riders.
Started in 2008, ULT.X is Africa’s biggest action sports festival, held annually with thousands in attendance. Presented by Monster Energy, the event took place at the iconic V&A Waterfront’s Battery
Three huge jumps. One run counts. Open invite. Monster Energy’s BMX Triple Challenge has gained notoriety as one of the most progressive events in BMX.
Bringing the heat to Abu Dhabi! Monster Energy congratulates team riders Justin Dowell and Anthony Jeanjean on taking silver and bronze in BMX Park at the UCI World Championships. The men’s finals closed out the 2022 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships with the BMX Freestyle Park Finals. Twelve men and twelve women competed in the finals, with three men and three women from Team USA making the big show. The crowd was excited to see the world’s elite BMX athletes throw down their best tricks on the world-renowned course. Monster Energy’s Dowell (Virginia Beach, V.A.) and Daniel Sandoval (Corona, Cali) represented Team USA.
Dowell, USA, has been consistent at World Championships with a win in 2018, and he took 4th place in 2019 and 2021, so he was ready to get back on the podium. With a score of 91.50, he finished the day in second place.
“My run is exactly how I like to ride – a combination of tricks back-to-back to back,” said Dowell. "I don’t like skipping ramps and pedaling around the course. That’s just really not my style. I respect the big transfers and stuff, but I am more of a back-to-back type of guy. I put everything down. I think that is a really technical way to ride, and it doesn’t always go right, but when it does, it is really special. To end up on the podium again at the World Championship for the first time since 2018 means a lot to me. I want to try for the top spot next year.”
Get the inside scoop from a certified BMX legend! Monster Energy is proud to welcome BMX racer Connor Fields from Las Vegas, Nevada, on Episode 40 of the sports and pop culture podcast UNLEASHED with The Dingo and Danny. Recorded inside Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California, this 55-minute episode tells the moving story of the 29-year-old BMX icon who made history as the first American to win an Olympic BMX gold medal. Fields built a milestone-heavy career including several national championships before suffering a traumatic brain injury at the Tokyo Olympics and retiring from professional racing in the aftermath.
In his first official interview since announcing his retirement, Monster Energy’s Fields said on
Get ready for a heavy episode of the podcast! UNLEASHED is proud to welcome 29-year-old BMX icon Connor Fields from Las Vegas, Nevada. In conversation with The Dingo and Danny, the Olympic gold medalist, shares the background story behind his accomplished career, all the way to his traumatic injury and recent retirement.
For the first time the BMX Triple Challenge goes over the pond for a bonus round at the 2022 Monster Energy British Grand Prix taking place at the Silverstone Circuit in the UK. With a stacked line up of Monster Energy athletes and some of the Europe’s best riders best in attendance, the crew put it all on the line on some XXL sized jumps! Get the full scoop on what went down…
A huge weekend for action sports! Monster Energy congratulates team rider Kevin Peraza on taking first place in the Vans BMX Waffle Cup street competition at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach this weekend. In the pro BMX street contest, the 27-year-old from Tucson, Arizona, rose all the way to the top of the leaderboard with a flawless technical run.
From July 30 to August 7, 2022, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing returned to the southside of the Huntington Beach Pier. As one of the world’s largest action sports festivals, the event was free to the public and featured sports competitions alongside fan activations and musical performances. For the 2022 edition, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing focused on “Environmental Responsibility”,
You’ve got to spin to win! A global pandemic and a few visits to the ER weren’t enough to stop Jordan Godwin from delivering this amazing part. Despite the challenges, Jordan brought his mind-blowing peg wizardry and technical prowess to the streets of Spain, Portugal and the United States.
All BMX and skateboarding, all day! Monster Energy congratulates its team of BMX and skateboarding athletes on claiming medals in key events on the fourth day of X Games 2022 in Vista, California, on Saturday. In the world’s largest showcase for action sports, the team claimed five medals in one day, including a full podium sweep in the BMX Park Best Trick discipline. At the California Training Facility (CA|TF), Monster Energy’s Mike Varga claimed gold with teammate Kevin Peraza earning silver and Jeremy Malott walking away with bronze in Dave Mirra BMX Park Best Trick. In the elite BMX Park contest, Justin Dowell took home the silver medal.
By the end of the fourth day of X Games 2022, the Monster Energy team had claimed a total of fifteen medals (4 gold, 9 silver, 2 bronze) with one more day to go.
Presented by Monster Energy as the official energy drink partner of X Games, the 65th edition of X Games is contested with no spectators in attendance and broadcast live to global audiences. For five action-packed days, viewers from across the globe get to witness X Games history written by the world elite in BMX, Moto X, and Skateboarding. More than 110 athletes from 14 countries are competing for a total of 57 medals across 19 medal disciplines.
On Saturday, the California Training Facility (CA|TF) in Vista hosted medal competitions in Women’s Skateboard Park, BMX Park, Men’s Skateboard Street, Skateboard Street Best Trick and Dave Mirra’s
Monster Energy congratulates its team of BMX and skateboard athletes on claiming medals in key events on the first day of X Games 2022 in Southern California. On Wednesday, vertical BMX and Skate disciplines were contested at the private “Sloanyard” facility in Vista, California, in a closed-to-the-public setting. The first-ever BMX MegaPark event saw 28-year-old Pat Casey from Riverside, California, claim silver as his fifth X Games medal.
The 65th edition of X Games is closed to the public with no spectators in attendance and broadcast live to global audiences. Medal events are contested at three unique athlete training facilities around Southern California: Monster Energy’s Sloan hosted Skateboard Vert competitions and the first MegaPark ramp at X Games for Skateboard and BMX competitions in his “Sloanyard” on Wednesday. On July 21, Axell Hodges opens his legendary “Slayground” compound for Moto X competitions, plus BMX Dirt. From July 22-24, the California Training Facility (CATF) will feature Skateboard and BMX competitions in Street and Park.
Here’s how the action unfolded on Day 1 of X Games 2022 for team Monster Energy:
BMX Mega Park: Monster Energy’s Pat Casey Walks Away with Silver in Discipline’s Premiere
When the action moved into the BMX Mega Park discipline, riders had a chance to attack all features of the Sloanyard compound in their runs. Dropping in from a 30-foot roll-in, BMXers launched over