3th place first entry BMX Flatland World Circuit in USA

dez flatland voodoo jam by Aaron Nardi

Last weekend I travelled to USA for my first entry of this years . BMX Flatland World Circuit
The Flatland Voodoo Jam was the host of the 3th stop of the BFWC an amazing event hosted in on of New Orleans, Louisiana. This contest has been the biggest Flatland event for the past 11 years in the United States. I was super stoked to finally make it to this infamous event that has been known for its electric vibe.

The contest was being held in one of New Orleans biggest night club, The Generation Hall, right in the city center. It was an intense day since both the qualification and final where held on the same day. In the evening doors opened for the spectators to witness the Pro finals. 12 riders made it to the finals and I qualified in 6th place. The whole venue was packed with spectators. The night club made an amazing venue for the contest since in this setting the spectators where super close to the action.

My run went super great and pushed me trough to the three man battle. Together with Matthias Dandois (2012 World Champion) and Yohei Uchino (3x World Circuit Champion) we had to determine who was going to take home the win. I gave it all I got and threw in new tricks I haven’t done in contest before. In the end it was Matthias Dandois from France who took home the win.

This event was definitely one of the best events I’ve been to and I make sure I’ll back next year! At the end of August I’ll be traveling to Montreal, Canada for the next stop of the BFWC: Real City Spin.

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Finals Result:

1. Matthias Dandois (FR)
2. Yohei Uchino (JPN)
3. Dez Maarsen (NL)
4. Takahiro Ikeda (JPN)
5. Viki Gomez (ESP)
6. Pakphum Poosa-art (THAI)
7. Nauto Tamaru (JPN)
8. Jason Plourde (CAN)
9. Williams Perez (PER)
10. Will Redd (USA)
11. Hiroki Uchiyama (JPN)
12. Tyler Gilliard (USA)

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