Skatelite Vert Mission Skateboard and BMX Contest Takes Place May 20, 2017. Top Skateboard and BMX Vert Finishers Qualify for X Games Minneapolis.
The first-ever Skatelite Vert Mission competition will take place on May 20 at the Mission Valley YMCA in Clairemont, California, where Skateboard and BMX Vert athletes will compete to secure their invitation to X Games Minneapolis. Both Skateboard and BMX disciplines will feature two competitions on Saturday, beginning with 16 BMX athletes and 25 Skateboard athletes competing in round one. Eight athletes will move through to the finals, where they will compete for prize money and an invite to X Games.
The top three BMX athletes and the top five Skateboard athletes from the Skatelite Vert Mission will receive invites to the Vert competition at X Games Minneapolis.
In addition to the Vert competitions, fans can enjoy an interactive vendor village including free hot dogs courtesy of Wienerschnitzel. The event begins at 10 a.m. PT and fans can receive entry via a suggested $5 donation, which goes towards the Mission Valley YMCA, at the door.
The Monster Energy High Roller event kicked off the Minneapolis qualifiers, with the results from the Best Whip competition serving to qualify three FMX riders into the Moto X Best Whip competition at the X Games Minneapolis event. The Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier will take place June 10, qualifying Skateboard and BMX Park athletes.
◊ Event Schedule – Saturday, May 20th ◊
- 10:00am Doors open
- 11:00am – 12:00pm BMX Round One
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm Skate Round One
- 3:30pm – 4:00pm BMX Final
- 4:30pm – 5:00pm Skate Final
SKATE INVITES: BMX INVITES:
Alex Perelson Simon Tabron
Andy Macdonald Colton Satterfield
Bob Burnquist Coco Zurita
Bucky Lasek Mykel Larrin
Clay Kreiner Zach Newman
Elliot Sloan Koji Kraft
Evan Doherty Jorge Jovel
Italo Penarrubia Douglas Oliveira
Jake Brown Mike Hucker Clark
Jono Schwan Ben Snowden
Marcelo Bastos Anthony Napolitan
Mitchie Brusco Zack Warden
Paul-Luc Ronchetti Vince Byron
Rony Gomes Kurtis Downs
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