Almost 30 competitors came out to try to qualify for the 2017 Nitro World Games BMX Triple Hit event, and only eight would make it. The large field consisted of many household names in BMX dirt and park, and the competition for the semifinal slots was fierce. Despite this being a qualifier, to move on each of the eight had to send championship-caliber runs to stay on the leaderboard. Today is Nick Bruce's birthday, and as a gift to himself he rode flawlessly, finishing at the top of the pack. The other seven riders headed to the Triple Hit semis are Irek Rizaev, Kenneth Tencio, Daniel Sandoval, Colton Satterfield, Dawid Godziek, Marcus Christopher, and Andy Buckworth.