2010 ASA BMX Triples – DeKalb, Illinois – Results, Recap, & Photos
Recap and photos by Fat.
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Last night the unsuspecting small college town of DeKalb, Illinois was host to the first ASA BMX Triples contest of 2010. Twelve riders went head to head in a bracket format battle before whittling the group down to just two riders-Scotty Cranmer and Ryan Nyquist. Everyone threw down some amazing runs and had bangers of their own, but in the end Scotty was able to walk away with the win. Check out some of the highlights here along with the bracket results and a photo of each rider.
If you aren’t familiar with the ASA BMX Triples contests, here’s the breakdown in a nutshell… A big roll in, a 21ft wooden double, an eight foot lip for a 14ft long double, then a ten foot tall quarter pipe. Twelve riders are put into brackets and go head to head, getting two runs each. Each of the three obstacles count as a third of the run. Three judges make a call as to which rider advances based off of the best of the two runs. Riders get bumped out until only one is left. Got it? Good. So here’s what went down…
Brett Banasiewicz beat out Craig Masts’ triple whip, double whip, and 540 with a frontflip, triple whip, and flair whip.
Scotty Cranmer’s flipwhip, triple whip, and flair beat Brandon Dosch’s 720, 360 double whip, and double whip.
Ryan Nyquist’s truck, 720, and huge 540 barspin beat Austin Coleman’s flipwhip, barspin, and no-handed flair.
Daniel Dhers’ 720, truck to whip, and double whip beat Colton Sattierfield’s 360 double whip, 360 flip (with a case), and flair.
Zack Warden’s double whip, truck to whip, and bike flip beat Rob Darden’s 720, 360 double whip, and flair.
Dustin Griess’ 360 double whip, frontflip, and flair beat Koji Kraft’s turndown flip, flip whip, and tailwhip.
Quarter Finals Rounds
Scotty Cranmer’s barspin drop in, flipwhip, triple whip, and x-up flair beat Brett Banasiewicz’s frontflip, triple whip, and flair whip.
Daniel Dhers’ 720, 720 can-can, and no-footed can-can to whip beat Ryan Nyquist’s barspin flip, 720 barspin, and crash on the quarter.
Zack Warden’s truck to whip, bikeflip, and double whip beat Dustin Griess’ 360 double whip, frontflip, and flair.
Scotty Cranmer’s barspin drop in, flip double whip, triple whip, and flair x-up narrowly beat Daniel Dhers’ 720, 720 barspin to can-can, and double whip.
Ryan Nyquist’s barspin flip, nothing to double barspin, and 540 double barspin beat Zack Warden’s truck to whip, 360 bikeflip, and double whip. It was super close on this one, but the fact that Warden took some cranks after the 360 bikeflip before hitting the quarter was part of the deciding factor for the judges.
Final Round – Scotty Cranmer -vs- Ryan Nyquist
Both riders threw down amazing runs in previous rounds, but on their first runs of this round both of them crashed. This made it pretty exciting because it all came down to who could put it together at the very last seconds of the contest. Then both of them took their second and final runs, and both of them nailed incredible tricks… Scotty Cranmer did a barspin drop in, flip double whip, no-handed frontflip, and flair x-up. Ryan Nyquist did a barspin flip, cannonball double barspin, and 540 double barspin. The fact that Scotty did the barspin drop in, and Nyquist had to take a few cranks before hitting the quarter pipe helped the judges make the tough call and give the win to Scotty.
With the fast-paced format, and the easy to understand bracket and judging system, the crowd really got into the contest. With only twelve riders and a great crew of organizers at the ASA, the atmosphere was super laid back and everyone seemed to have a great time. After the dust settled in the arena, there was an after party in a local bar that was a great cap to the contest evening. The ASA is planning to do several more of these contests throughout the year, so hopefully we’ll be back for more!
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