At precisely 12:22 p.m. tomorrow, the Nike Chosen contest will wrap its summer round by announcing a single crew — skate, surf, or BMX — as its winner. That moment, twenty-two minutes after noon, will mark the end of a nine-week campaigning period by crews from every corner of the action-sports globe, who’ve put their creativity and promo skills to use in the bid to be Chosen. At 12:22, Nike athletes will pick from among the finalist crews and hand one of them the keys to a dream life: cash, clothes, travel and fun.
But before that, the nine Chosen semifinalists have to be narrowed to three — and that’s where we come in.
Fans can still vote today to cut the field from the current contenders — four surf crews, two skate crews, and three BMX — to just three global finalists. Right now, the USA crew (The Wild Lyfe from the East Coast) is leading with over 9,500 votes. They’ve proven over and over their ability to get attention and rally fans to support the cause online — and it looks like that effort will take them into the final three tomorrow.
But from there, it’s up to Nike’s athletes to decide who’s worthy of “living like a pro.” Vote today and tune in to the live US Open of Surfing webcast at 12:22 p.m. tomorrow to see who gets the nod. Actually, better show up a bit early — make it 12:21. Won’t want to miss this.
Current standings as of 9:30 a.m. on Saturday August 6th
SURF The WIld Lyfe 9,575
SURF A Justando Itinerario 8,469
SURF FUS 7,687
SKATE Noorder Light 6,849
BMX B’STOKED 4,337
BMX Taylors 4,082
BMX The Wild Bunch 3,632
SKATE Compadre Crew 3,596
SURF ALC 3,202