In the evening 15 rad riders showed off their best at the BMX street finals. At 27 years young, Boyd Hilder, an absolute talent and crowd pleaser, clinched victory at Simple Session for the second consecutive year, scoring an impressive 90.33 points. Boyd said that he enjoyed his run and completed all the tricks he chose and felt good about his run.
The full list of results:
1) Boyd Hilder (AUS) 90,33 2) Matt Ray (USA) 88,00 3) Jordan Godwin (GBR) 87,5
BMX at @simple-session2023 kicked of with a wild practice session on the Nate Wessel designed course inside Pohjala Factory. With heavy-hitters like Jordan Godwin, Boyd Hilder, Kilian Roth and many more, things got pretty hectic. Here's what went down.
Simple Session 2022 was absolutely fantastic from start to the finish line. Check out the video from our BMX events in Tallinn’s downtown at Viru Center's stairs and Freedom square. Big shout out for the support to Visit Estonia! Thanks also to Viru Keskus and KIA Eesti!
Results: Simple Session 2022 BMX street qualifications. What a day! We had 49 BMX street rides competing in the Qualifications. The annual Simple Session is heading to Finals on Sunday, June 12 at Põhjala factory with 15 BMX riders.
BMX Street TOP qualifiers:
1. Felix Prangenberg (GER) 91.00 points 2. Jordan Godwin (GBR) 84.33 points 3. Courage Adams (ESP) 82.33 points 4. Boyd Hilder (AUS) 81.33 points 5. Kevin Peraza (MEX) 80.16 points 6. Anthony Perrin (FRA) 79.00 points 7. Reed Stark (USA) 78.33 points 8. Broc Raiford (USA) 77.33 points 9. Stuart Chisholm (GBR) 76.00 points 10. Joe Jarvis (GBR) 75.71 points
Stoned Street: " Week aback we had this wonderful Simple Session week(end) and Simple Session invited us to make a real street jam with FTL. All planning started a few months back and this is the final turnout. We had a really good day at Tallinn streets. This was so much fun. Easily 200 riders cruising spot to spot. Huge shoutout to everyone! Also, FTL got Merritt BMX in and we invited Skullcandy to sponsor our jam. Hope we can schedule this happening also on 2022. Peace!"
With the Simple Session finally taking place in the Estonian summer, we couldn't resist throwing a real street jam for BMX. We teamed up with Stoned Street and FTL and the event was born! Thank you everyone for coming out! Everyone killed it! Big shout out to Filip Baf for taking the best trick (uprail to oppo whip) and Joe Jarvis for taking the MVP of the jam shutting down every spot.
On the day of the Estonian 30th restoration of independence, there was another big event held in Tallinn – the world-famous Simple Session extreme sports festival that took place in Põhjala Factory. 61 skateboarders and BMX riders from 20 countries all around the world fought for their place in tomorrows' finals. After the skateboarders had finished, it was time for the BMX qualification round. Spaniard Courage Adams, who was one of the last athletes to perform, proved his skills. 25-year old impressed the judges with the smooth and elegant ride, and the reward for that was kind 91,33 points. Estonians Andreas Taru (27th, 28,66), Chris Patrick Tilk (21nd, 43 pts), and Martti Lainevool (22nd, 42,66 pts) didn’t make it to the finals.
One of the most spectacular performances was made by Julian Molina, who does the impossible and gives out such energy with just one leg. Crowds went wild with the happy vibes that Molina was radiating, he ended up in 26th place.
BMX experts Brian Kachinsky, Markus Wilke, Bart de Jong, and Toms Silins were the judges. Kachinsky, Wilke and De Jong were also present at Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.
Result List BMX Street Qualification Simple Session 2021, August 20, 2021 - Tallinn, Estonia. 1 ADAMS Courage RED BULL ESP 91.33 Q 2 PRANGENBERG Felix KUNSTFORM GER 88.00 Q 3 DONNACHIE Alex BSD GBR 85.00 Q 4 RAIFORD Broc RED BULL USA 83.33 Q 5 STARK Reed SWEETS USA 81.00 Q 6 HOFFMANN Bruno RED BULL GER 76.33 Q 7 PERRIN Anthony FEDERAL BIKES FRA 73.00 Q 8 JARVIS Joe FEDERAL BIKES GBR 71.66 Q 9 SMAJLI Miguel KUNSTFORM GER 70.66 Q 10 GUENDULAIN Gaspar VANS ARG 66.66 Q 11 KENNEDY Alex CULT CREW GBR 64.16 Q 12 HEATH Parker GT BIKES USA 61.66 Q 13 BLABOL Jirí SHADOW CZE 60.33 Q 14 DOAN Hobie KINK BMX USA 57.00 Q 15 PODOBA Andriy BSD UKR 55.33 55.Q