All the info is coming in for this year’s Mongoose Jam, the unique annual contest that pitches teams in a video format event with both ams and pros – and it’s shaping up to be another belter. Here’s the info from the press office at Mongoose…
“This year we’re shaking it up even more; captains have to pick two new pro riders for their teams to keep the videos fresh” – Leigh Ramsdell
Seventh Annual Mongoose Jam to be held at Woodward Camp
Pro and amateur BMX riders team up to compete in Video Battle contest
INFO – From June 4-8, Mongoose Bikes will hold its annual Mongoose Jam at Woodward Camp in Woodward, PA. The BMX competition, now in its seventh year, gives amateur riders an opportunity to partner with and learn from the pros. Pro riders compete for a $43,000 purse.
The competition will take place in a Video Battle format. Six Mongoose BMX riders will serve as team captains and select two pro BMX athletes and one videographer to join their team. They will then draft one rider from the Woodward campers during the Amateur Contest that is held on June 5. Nikita Ducarroz, Greg Illingworth, Pat Casey, Kevin Peraza, Paul Ryan and Ben Wallace will serve as this year’s team captains. The winning video will be voted on by the riders themselves. Riders are not allowed to vote for their own video. Voter submissions are placed in a ballot box and tallied by the Mongoose brand team.
“Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania offers a massive and diverse space for filming which will allow riders to capture footage that wasn’t in any of last year’s videos,” says Leigh Ramsdell, Mongoose team manager. “This year we’re shaking it up even more; captains have to pick two new pro riders for their teams to keep the videos fresh.”
As captains select new athletes for their teams, Mongoose will share real-time updates on its website. The brand will post event news, release Jam teaser edits, and announce giveaways as the Mongoose Jam gets closer. On June 11, Mongoose will begin to release the videos, from last place to first, to give fans a chance to decide which team receives the viewer’s choice award.
“I’m super excited to head to Woodward East for my first Mongoose Jam,” says Nikita Ducarroz. “The video format is great; it changes it up from our typical contests during the rest of the year. It gives us an opportunity to spend an entire week with friends and get creative!”
To learn more about Mongoose, visit www.mongoose.com.