Name Park: The Brew House Operator: Nick Bruce Location: Cleveland, Ohio USA
What made you decide to build your own park? Nick Bruce: It’s been a goal of mine for a really long time, but I really wanted some bigger things to ride regularly without moving, so I decided to pull the trigger.
How long did it take to find the perfect location with a roof high enough?
We caught up with Nick Bruce at his brand new private facility - The Brewhouse - to discuss the influence it's already had on his riding, his Olympic journey, what he's up to off the bike, being a crazy vegan, and much more
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...