Last week I was in Colorado Spring in the United States for Battle in the Rockies. I was really looking forward to this event after receiving my invitation that I got trough the video contest.

There was an amazing vibe at this contest! The days before the contest there where jams and best combo challenges at the main venue. The first day when I arrived I won the first “best combo challenge” after arriving from the airport!

Saturday the qualification was at the main venue. My qualification runs went great and I qualified in 1st place, which gave me a good advantage for the battles! The finals where held in a local club called The Mansion. We had a short practice and then it was time for the battles! A lot of great battle went down! I managed to battle my way to the final against Jean-William “Dub” Prevost. I was riding good and Dub was taking a lot of risks. Dub ended up taking the win with 2 of the 3 judges voting in his favor.

I’m really stoked with my 2nd place and my riding during this contest! A great way to finish this year! The whole vibe at this event was amazing! A big shout out to James McGraw who put this whole event together! I can’t wait to come back again next year!

Top 12 result:
1. Jean-William Prevost (CAN)
2. Dez Maarsen (NL)
3. Dominik Nekolny (CZ)
4. Benjamin Hudson (CL)
5. James McGraw (USA)
6. Alex Jumelin (FR)
7. Tyler Gilliard (USA)
8. Jason Plourde (CAN)
9. Thomas Noyer (FR)
10. Dane Beardsley (USA)
11. Pete Brandt (USA)
12. Joe Cicman (USA)