I only made the connection now, as I wrote out the title, that it’s weird to win an event put on by your major sponsor. But, I guess it’s like Garrett Reynolds winning the Nike 6.0 Open or something. Regardless, you know he earned it and that there weren’t any shenanigans of sorts within the judging.
Here’s another contest, like Dew Tour Portland, where some unsuspecting jumps were brutally destroyed by Brett Banasiewicz front flipping them and such. His runs were wild. Cashrolls, front flip ETs, back flips, triple tailwhips. The kid is SERIOUSLY a video game character. And a Justin Bieber look alike, made clear by the music coordinators at the event…
Jeremiah Smith is still killing it. Second place with an onslaught of technical maneuvers like 360 superman seatgrabs and barspin and tailwhip variations everywhere. In third place is Rob Armour, who laid out a frontflip superman and a 720 and a myriad of other bangers to beat some of the best dirt riders in the world. There’s your top 3!
Brett pulling the cashroll at the event prior, Dew Tour Portland. photo courtesy of allisports.com