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MADISON, Wis., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mongoose Bikes, a brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), today announced the 2014 Mongoose Jam competition results. Five teams led by Mongoose riders Steve McCann, Kevin Peraza, Greg Illingworth, Ben Wallace, and Paul Ryan went head to head in Park, Street, and Dirt competitions over a three day period from August 5 – August 8 at Camp Woodward in Woodward, PA. Constantly pushing the sport of BMX, with new tricks in every discipline, the event featured 30 pros and five amateurs from around the world. At the end of the competition Team Peraza took home the largest portion of the $50,000 prize purse, and the glory of the win.
Mongoose Jam kicked off with the Park Comp on Tuesday, August 5 at Camp Woodward's Lot 8. Each team had at least two riders competing with the option to have all of their riders show off their Park skills. Each rider was given 40 seconds and three runs to throw down, with the best session counting as their final score. Team McCann's Freddie Smith did some unique and off-axis backflip bar spins while Team Wallace's Jack Mould landed a back flip tail whip into a bar spin. The audience went wild for Kyle Baldock's (Team McCann) 1080 and Daniel Sandoval's (Team McCann) 360 downside tail whip to double bar spin. At the end of the Park Session, it was Mongoose team captain Kevin Peraza who not only came away with the win, but propelled his team into first for the win.
Park Comp Top Three Individual Results:
During the Street competition, pros and amateurs ripped at the Block, the Plaza, and the Outdoor Street course. Riders landed tricks in all three areas, but the coolest feature was Mongoose's custom "M" logo ramp. Street was the second day of competition, but teams showed no signs of slowing down. Every team had had three runs in each section. Highlights included Team Illingworth's Corey Martinez nailing a never-been-seen-before half cab to icepick grind at the Plaza; Team McCann's Kyle Baldock landing a perfect front flip off an upledge at the Block; and Team Peraza's Jeremiah Smith's technical combinations in the Outdoor Street course to keep Team Peraza in the lead. However, Team Wallace's Matt Ray, an amateur camper in 2012, took the win in the Street competition.
Street Comp Top Three Individual Results:
The 2014 Mongoose Jam Dirt Competition wrapped up at Big Dirt. The results decided which team would take the glory and the bragging rights as well as the largest portion of the $50,000 prize.
The entire camp cheered as they watch Drew Bezanson (Team Ryan) nail yet another never-before-seen trick – a no handed backflip peg grab. The crowd got even rowdier as Kenneth Tencio attempted a backflip superman seat grab to Tailwhip for the fans. However, it was Daniel Sandoval (Team McCann) who took first in Dirt. Not only was it his wicked downside whip 360 to barspin, but also his variety of tricks, execution, and solid runs that landed him at the top of the leaderboard.
Dirt Comp Top Three Individual Results:
In the end, riders met to hear which team was going home with the win. Team Peraza was amped on hearing their names announces – taking home First Place at the Mongoose Jam. Team Peraza totaled the most points overall in Dirt, Park, and Street. Pro Matt Ray (Team Wallace), and former camper, won M.V.R. (Most Valuable Rider) for his awesome riding and was awarded a Mongoose Teocali Mountain Bike.
All of the Mongoose Jam amateurs went home with a custom, American-made Mongoose frame, a brand new GoPro 3+, and awesome Mongoose swag. Camper Jack Straiton (Team Peraza), who pulled a barspin to tuck no handed, was awarded a free week at Woodward. In addition, a BMX camper won the Mongoose bike that Greg Illingworth rode during the 2012 Jam.
Overall Team Standings (Final):
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For almost 40 years, Mongoose has been in the dirt, on the trails and off the ramps. Mongoose is synonymous with bikes that perform on the smoothest single track to the biggest drops and riders looking for trails that never end and keep the party going. For more information, visit www.mongoose.com.
Mongoose is part of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), a world class bicycle and juvenile products company. Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. Dorel's powerfully branded products include global juvenile brands Safety 1st, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Bebe Confort and Tiny Love, complemented by regional brands such as Cosco and Infanti. In Recreational/Leisure, brands include Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse and SUGOI. Dorel has annual sales of US$2.4 billion and employs approximately 6,400 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide.
ABOUT CAMP WOODWARD
Founded in 1970 in rural central Pennsylvania, Camp Woodward facilities host thousands of aspiring professional action sports, gymnastics and cheer athletes from around the world, including current and future Olympians. The company recently expanded its properties to included training facilities for snowboarding and skiing, including Woodward Tahoe and Woodward at Copper Mountain, Colorado; summer camps at Woodward West (www.woodwardwest.com) in Southern California; and Woodward Beijing outside of Beijing, China. For more information on Camp Woodward, please visit www.campwoodward.com.
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