The most recent stop of the Monster Recon Tour was held at Ramp Riders skatepark in St. Louis. All the AMs rode well, and I was stoked to see the younger generation keeping the grizz alive.

“Jimmy Smith takes the first open division win at the Monster Army Recon Tour presented by Replay XD. The event was held at the iconic Ramp Riders Park in St. Louis, MO where the BMX roots date back to the early 2000′s. It took place this past Saturday on April 26, 2014 and set the stage for the 1st stop of the Recon Tour. The Recon Tour’s mission is to support amateur athletes by hosting events that will give the competitors a chance to win an entry into pro events. This is a big step for the BMX community because the only way to earn an invite into big cash pro events is through a voting or ballet system, which usually turns into a popularity contest. We exist to support the next generation of athletes and help them advance to the professional level.

Special thanks to the Hookit brand partners: Monster Army, Replay XD, Hyper Bike co. Movietickets.com, Pro-Tec, Sunringle, Deft Family, ODI, Snafu, Fugoo, Vans, Vital BMX. Also thanks to Ryan Guettler, Kris Fox, Dylan Pfohl, Chad from Ramp Riders, John Haase, and everyone who made this event possible.

Final results from each division:

Open Final Results:
1st- Jimmy Smith
2nd- Trevor Fitz
3rd-Matty Cranmer

16 + Final Results:
1st- Chase Pauza
2nd- Keelyn Jones
3rd- Chase Coffman

13-15 Final Results:
1st- Michael Hicks
2nd- Jake Whitney
3rd- Brenden Colvin”