Saturday Evening at Rush Skatepark was the place to be – as the Mongoose Jam Pro Bowl contest kicked into life and THIS went down. Watch Maxime Charveron, Jason Phelan, Kriss Kyle, Alex Coleborn, the Perazas, Declan Brooks, Tom Isted, Greg Illingworth, Ben Wallace and James Jones DRILL this bowl.
Here’s the official word from Mongoose PR HQ
Pros Compete in First-Ever Mongoose Bowl Contest at Mongoose Jam UK
Day one of Mongoose Jam UK finished with the competition’s first-ever bowl jam where 19 pros from a field of 24 athletes went head-to-head in the first event of the weekend following the Amateur Contest. An audience packed the standing room only viewing areas of Rush Skatepark. The pros quickly found flowy lines while linking sub-box tricks, big airs and tech tricks over the spine.
Riders were judged by a panel of BMX industry veterans including Zak Shaw, Chris Hamer, and Scott Hamlin. Each athlete was given two runs, and the best run counted toward their individual score. The top two scores per team counted toward the day’s final results.
Stand-outs included Ryan Taylor (Team Casey) starting his run with a flair drop-in from the deck, while Kevin Peraza (Team Peraza) did a picture-perfect 450 nose manual over the wedge hip. Gary Spencer (Team Ryan) did a 360 whip to foot jam – bar in, and Pat Casey (Team Casey) managed 180 double whip over the spine finishing off the line with a fakey 360.
At the end of the day, Team Isted’s, James Jones edged out Ben Wallace and took first with lofty airs like a bar to tuck no hander and endless whip variations.
The top six amateurs joined their pro teams in the action for the Street and Park contests. Check in tomorrow, July 7th for more on the weekend’s competition which will include the Mongoose Jam UK Street Contest individual results, team standings, and edit.
Mongoose Jam UK final results and Park edit will be released Friday July 8th. See who’s taking home a chunk of the $15,000 prize purse! For more contest updates visit http://jam-uk.mongoose.com/.
Bowl Comp Top Five Individual Results:
1. James Jones
2. Ben Wallace
3. Jack Clark
4. Declan Brooks
5. Kriss Kyle
Mongoose Jam UK Team Standings after Bowl:
1. Team Isted
2. Team Wallace
3. Team Peraza
4. Team Casey
5. Team Illingworth
6. Team Ryan
Photo Gallery: https://goo.gl/photos/D1ZwjxqsbksEyyLy6