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All you need to know about the Nitro World Games

Discover more about the action sports competition, coming to Cardiff in May 2020.

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Nitro Circus will be taking the acton sports competition Nitro World Games outside of the US for the first time ever in 2020.

Over 100 athletes will compete at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff from 23 – 24 May 2020.

The Nitro World Games will see elite competitors from freestyle motocross, BMX, skate and freestyle scooter face off for the right to be called world champion in their respective discipline.

Firm favourites back in the US, Freestyle Motorcross and BMX Best Trick will feature some of the world’s biggest and tallest ramps, whilst BMX Best Triple Hit requires a combination of aerial agility and quick thinking to land three tricks in rapid succession.

Some of the world’s best skateboarders will compete in the Skate Vert comp on the huge halfpipe, and rounding off the event is the Scooter Best Trick competition, which uses one of the event’s largest ramps to test riders.

The list of global athletes competing include Australia’s Ryan Williams, a two time winner of the BMX Best Trick event. He’ll be joined by fellow Australians Brandon Loupos and Jaie Toohey, as well as the USA’s James Foster and Zack Warden, and Dawid Godizek of Poland.

BMX Triple hit will see Dawid Godziek and Brandon Loupos return, competing against Kyle Baldock, Pat Casey, Justin Dowell and Daniel Sandoval.

Find out why BMX athletes and Nitro favourites Todd Meyn and James Jones are excited about the Nitro World Games below:

Skate action will arrives courtesy of Japan’s Moto Shibata and the USA’s Elliot Sloan, Mitchie Brusco, Clay Kreiner and Bucky Lasek, who all compete in the Skate Vert event.

The Scooter Best Trick event will welcome Ryan Williams, the first athlete to secure trophies in two different disciplines at the Nitro World Games, alongside Richard Zelinka, Tyler Chaffin, Chris Farris, Will Barlow and Jeremy Merrin.

Launching in 2016, the event features big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology and innovative judging to push the competitors to the very limits of what’s possible in action sports.

Skate legend Tony Hawk will join Nitro World Games co-creator Travis Pastrana as the co-host of the live broadcast, with Olympic snowboarder and television commentator Todd Richards named as the official host of the event.

Hawk, a staple of the Nitro World Games, will also be offering analysis of the ever-popular Skate Very contest.

“I am excited to help bring the raw energy of Nitro World Games to Wales,” Tony Hawk says. “The UK has had a consistently strong skate scene since the early ’80s so it will be a great fit, and long overdue.”

“Tony has been a hero of mine since I can remember,” FMX icon Pastrana adds. “He is the biggest name in action sport and one of the greatest of all time. Not only does he continue to push the limits on his board, but Tony has helped push the limits of our sports by building skate parks around the globe. It’s an honor to have him join us again as we take Nitro World Games to the world in 2020.”

Read our recent catch up with Travis Pastrana here

The Nitro World Games travels outside of America for the first time to take over Wales’ iconic Principality Stadium, Cardiff from 23 – 24 May 2020.


List of Nitro World Games 2020 athletes

Here are the confirmed names for the Nitro World Games Wales.

Freestyle Motorcross

  • TBA

BMX Best Trick

  • James Foster (USA)
  • Dawid Godziek (POL)
  • Brandon Loupos (AUS)
  • Jaie Toohey (AUS)
  • Zack Warden (USA)
  • Ryan Williams (AUS)

BMX Triple Hit

  • Kyle Baldock (AUS)
  • Pat Casey (USA)
  • Justin Dowell (USA)
  • Dawid Godziek (POL)
  • Brandon Loupos (AUS)
  • Daniel Sandoval (USA)

Skate Vert

  • Mitchie Brusco (USA)
  • Clay Kreiner (USA)
  • Bucky Lasek (USA)
  • Moto Shibata (JPN)
  • Elliot Sloan (USA)

Scooter Best Trick

  • Will Barlow (AUS)
  • Typer Chaffin (USA)
  • Chris Farris (USA)
  • Jeremy Merrin (AUS)
  • Ryan Williams (AUS)
  • Richard Zelinka (CZ)

Nitro World Games 2020 event timings

Saturday 23 May 2020 

13:00 – GA gates open
14:30 – Skateboard Vert Semifinals
15:30 – BMX Triple Hit Semifinals
16:15 – Scooter Best Trick Semifinal
17:30 – FMX Semifinal
19:15 – BMX Best Trick Semifinal
20:30 – Event Complete

Sunday 24 May 2020 

13:00 – GA gates open
14:30 – Skateboard Vert Final
15:15 – BMX Triple Hit Final
16:00 – Scooter Best Trick Final
16:45 – FMX Final
17:30 – BMX Best Trick Final
18:15 – Event Complete


 

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