MADISON, Wis., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mongoose Bikes has announced the 2015 Mongoose Jam contest results. Five teams captained by Mongoose athletes Greg Illingworth, Steve McCann, Ben Wallace, Paul Ryan, and Kevin Peraza faced off in Dirt, Park, and Street competitions over a three day period from August 4 – August 7 at Woodward West in Tehachapi, California. This is the second time the athletes competed at this location, the first time being the first-ever Mongoose Jam in 2011. Always seeking to progress the sport of BMX, debuting new tricks and technique in every discipline, the event featured 25 pros and five amateurs from around the world. At the end of the competition Team Peraza took home the glory, and the largest portion of the $50,000 prize purse for the second year in a row.
On Tuesday, August 4, Mongoose Jam kicked off at the Woodward West Dirt Jumps with the Dirt Contest. Headwinds didn't stop pros and amateurs from tearing up the course. Each rider was given three runs to throw down. The top two scores per team counted toward the day's final scoring. Campers turned it up during the contest too, proving they could hang with the pros. Team Illingworth's Bryce Tryon got rad on the big line with an X-Up to barspin transfer, while Team Wallace's Chase Pauza hit a smooth X-Up into a turndown. The audience was stoked to see team captain Ben Wallace back in action and watch his clicked 360 lookbacks and dialed double whips. At the end of the contest, it was Team Peraza's Pat Casey who walked away with the win after a massive downside 360 tailwhip, barspin to tailwhip among other hard tricks throughout the course.
Dirt Comp Top Three Individual Results:
- Pat Casey (Team Peraza)
- Kevin Peraza (Team Peraza)
- Logan Martin (Team Wallace)
Riders ripped apart the Hangar during the Park Competition. Each athlete had 40 seconds and three runs to get stylish and show off their skills. Judges looked out for challenging maneuvers, original lines, and the most unique use of the space. The amateurs looked at home landing tricks with ease. Team Wallace's Chase Pauza started his run with a big bunny hop drop in and showed smooth transitions with a flair transfer among other one-of-a-kind lines. Team Illingworth's Bryce Tyron had serious momentum and flow showing off huge flairs, double tailwhips, and back flips. The crowd went nuts for the pros. Highlights included powerhouse Dennis Enarson's (Team Wallace) impressive ally-oop wall-ride which secured his place in second, but it was Team Captain Kevin Peraza who won the day with his signature superman seatgrab, 360 downside tailwhip transfer, and other major maneuvers all over the park.
Park Comp Top Three Individual Results:
- Kevin Peraza (Team Peraza)
- Dennis Enarson (Team Wallace)
- Daniel Sandoval (Team McCann)
The 2015 Mongoose Jam wrapped up with the Street Contest where pros and ams kept things flowing at the Junction and the Plaza. 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 came out to watch the pros and their fellow campers compete for the win. The crowd cheered as they watched Team Captain Kevin Peraza decade down the stairs and saw Team McCann's Devon Smillie get rad at the Plaza with a suicide no handed fakie. The audience went nuts for Matt Ray's (Team Wallace) double truckdriver down the stairs. Broc Raiford (Team Peraza) nailed it in the Street Competition with challenging moves on the course like his double peg uprail to truckdriver.
Street Comp Top Three Individual Results:
- Broc Raiford (Team Peraza)
- Matt Ray (Team Wallace)
- Devon Smillie (Team McCann)
In the end, riders met to hear which team was going home with the win. Team Peraza took home 1st Place for the second year in a row, and the team was stoked to hear their names announced. Team Peraza totaled the most points overall in Dirt, Park, and Street. Pro Daniel Sandoval (Team McCann), and former camper, won M.V.R. (Most Valuable Rider) for competing and excelling in all three events and was awarded a Mongoose Teocali Expert mountain bike (USD $2,899).
All of the Mongoose Jam amateurs went home with Kevin Peraza's signature frame, "La Familia," an American-made Mongoose frame, which will be available soon to consumers. They also walked away with a brand new GoPro, and awesome Mongoose swag.
Overall Team Standings (Final):
- Team Peraza
- Team Wallace
- Team McCann
- Team Illingworth
- Team Ryan
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