Nitro World Games – Salt Lake City 2016
NITRO WORLD GAMES ELEVATES ACTION SPORTS EXCELLENCE
FMX Athlete Gregg Duffy Executes World’s First Double Front Flip in Professional Competition
Ryan Williams Dominates BMX with Mind-Blowing 1080 Front Flip
Global Webcast and Social Media Reach Expected to Hit 50 Million Views
SALT LAKE CITY – July 17, 2016 – FMX legend and Nitro Circus ringleader Travis Pastrana promised the inaugural Nitro World Games would break new boundaries, progressing action sports to an unprecedented level. He did not disappoint the more than 25,000 fans in attendance at Rice-Eccles Stadium who saw four hours of non-stop thrills and surprises never before seen in an action sports competition. An all-star lineup featuring Olympic snowboarder Todd Richards, skate legend Tony Hawk and Pastrana co-hosted the NBC primetime television broadcast in the U.S.
Fans outside of the U.S. also witnessed action sports history via a worldwide webcast. Streamed on nitrocircus.live and embedded on over 40 platforms in Europe, Australia, South America, Africa and Asia, the Nitro World Games truly reached a global audience.
“I was absolutely floored to see the exceptional creativity from these action sports stars and future legends. They proved without a doubt that they are the world’s best,” says Pastrana.
More than 100 FMX, BMX, skate, scooter and inline athletes flocked to Salt Lake City to compete in Nitro Circus’ bold reinvention of the action sports competition co-founded by Pastrana and Nitro Circus CEO and Creative Director Mike Porra.
The United States’ Gregg Duffy took the top spot with the first successful double front flip in competitive FMX history and Australia’s scooter-turned-BMX athlete Ryan Williams stole first place and the hearts of social media and action sports fans everywhere. “This is the biggest win of my life. It’s crazy. It’s insane. I’m so pumped,” says Williams who is also a regular in the Nitro Circus Live global tour.
“We are so proud of these incredibly skilled athletes who had fans roaring with approval. They made history tonight,” says Porra. Athletes competed in seven events on a massive layout stretched across the stadium floor and into various sections of the stands. The official, final results are as follows:
FMX Best Trick: Presented by Monster Energy
Gregg Duffy (USA)
Pat Bowden (AUS)
Josh Sheehan (AUS)
FMX: Presented by Valvoline
Levi Sherwood (NZL)
Josh Sheehan (AUS)
Taka Higashino (JPN)
BMX Triple Hit
Colton Walker (USA)
Logan Martin (AUS)
Alex Coleborn (GBR)
BMX Best Tricks: Presented by Be The Match
Ryan Williams (AUS)
Kurtis Downs (USA)
Gavin Godfrey (USA)
Skate Best Tricks
Elliot Sloan (USA)
Clay Kreiner (USA)
Trey Wood (USA)
Inline Best Tricks
Chris Haffey (USA)
Roman Abrate (FRA)
Dave Lang (USA)
Scooter Best Tricks
Capron Funk (USA)
Jordan Clark (GBR)
Corey Funk (USA)