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.”
Justin Dowell invites us for a weekend in North Carolina to met up and discuss joining the Pro Team earlier this year. We also got to check out his favorite local parks, learn about his roots with our brand, and more!
Monster Energy congratulates Monster Army’s Justin Dowell on winning the 2018 UCI Urban World Cycling Championships in Chengdu, China. Heading into the finals, the 18-year-old was a man with a mission, saying he “wanted to win more than anything” and that he had “tricks up his sleeves” that would do the job. The Virginia Beach native has been traveling Europe and training for this competition for the entire year. After finishing 8th last year in the World Championships he earned himself a spot in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, but was unable to attend the competition. Using that let down as motivation he has his eyes set on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan and wanted to start that journey with a World Championship title.
Dowell was joined in the finals by Monster Army and fellow American Jeremy Malott, as well as Monster Energy’s Ben Wallace and Alex Nikulin, from Great Britain and Russia respectively.
However, it was Dowell who stomped his “dream run” and finished with a 92.2 after his first run. Using his second run as a preemptive victory lap, it was a run that would be hard to top, with his creative combinations and unique lines. Dowell is known to trick every hip and use every transfer to