ORANGE COUNTY (July 25, 20112) – Professional BMX riders wowed thousands of fans Wednesday night at the OC Fair during the ASA Big-Air Triples contest. Fresh off the Summer X Games, the riders pushed boundaries in the first of a two-day format that hosts separate live competitions. The event features the world’s top BMX pros like Ryan Nyquist, Brett Banasiewicz, TJ Ellis, Colton Satterfield, Austin Coleman, Zack Warden, Kyle Baldock, Ryan Guettler, James Foster, Brandon Dosch, Anthony Napolitan, Pat Casey and more.
Twelve of the best riders from around the world showcased their aerial skills in series of head-to-head “battles” on the ASA Triples ramp: a 195-ft. long course that features a 25 ft. high roll-in ramp, two 25 ft. jumps and a 14 ft high quarter pipe. The final head-to-head battle came down to two-time ASA Triples Champion, Brett Banasiewicz (South Bend, IN), and Kyle Baldock (Gold Coast, Australia). In the end, Brett Banasiewicz pulled out the win with a run that featured a front flip over the first jump and 1080 over the second jump to opposite flair on the quarter pipe. He bested Kyle Baldock’s 360 backflip over the first jump to tailwhip backflip over the second jump to downside tailwhip to regular tailwhip on the quarter pipe. Both runs were spectacular, but Banasiewicz eeked out the win in the eyes of the judges.
“The strongest point of Brett’s run was that he did his hardest trick in the middle of his run and was still able to maintain his momentum for a solid finish on the quarter pipe,” said head judge, Dave Brumlow. “If this is any indication of what’s ahead, the contest tomorrow night is going to be insane.”
Full Results – Wednesday, July 25
1st Brett Banasiewixz
2nd Kyle Baldock
3rd Daniel Sandoval
T3rd TJ Ellis
5th Ryan Nyquist
T5th James Foster
7th Colton Satterfield
T7th Zack Warden
T7th Pat Casey
10th Austin Coleman
T10th Mike “Hucker” Clark
T10th Ryan Guettler
The action continues tomorrow night, Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Action Sports Arena inside the OC Fair. There will also be free autograph sessions and athlete meet-and-greets after the event each night at Baja Blues, adjacent to the Action Sports Arena.
Tickets for the ASA Big-Air Triples are just $15.00 and include admission to the OC Fair. Tickets are available athttp://www.ticketmaster.com or the OC Fair box office. For details on the event and a full roster of riders, visitASAentertainment.com.
For more ASA Triples action, tune in to FSN for exclusive coverage of the entire ASA Big-Air Triples series.
About ASA Entertainment:
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, surfing and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and Fox Sports Net), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the ASA Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, The Supergirl Jam Series and the ASA Big-Air Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 17 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content. For more information, visit ASAentertainment.com or ActionSportsTour.com.
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