Motocross and Freestyle Motocross superstar Travis Pastrana will once again be setting the bar for the world of action sports. Pastrana and Nitro Circus CEO and Creative Director Michael Porra have come together to bring the world of action sports to a whole new level in the form of the Nitro World Games. We were invited to Salt Lake City, Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium for a press conference to announce the inaugural Nitro World Games, which will essentially be the Olympics of action sports. On July 16th, 2016 the inaugural Nitro World Games will feature the following Gold Medal Events:
– FMX Biggest Trick
– BMX Best Trick
– BMX Triple Jump
– Skate Best Trick
– Scooter Best Tricks
– Inline Best Tricks
Probably one of the most unique aspects of the Nitro World Games is that there’s no invite required. Every action sports athlete in the world is eligible to qualify for the games, which is great for those looking to break into the professional action sports world.
Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium will host the event, and the three hour show will also air live in the United States on NBC during prime-time. That in itself is revolutionary, as the network has never before hosted any sort of live action sporting event of this magnitude. The event will also feature live scoring for each discipline to ensure the athletes and fans know exactly what’s going on every step of the way.
To better the excitement of the games, new disciplines, formats, tricks, all-new ramps and blow-up landings for added safety will be at the disposal of the athletes. Also, legendary veterans from each discipline will judge the competitors based on the degree of difficulty of each trick to ensure fair judging. Each trick will have a pre-determined score so that the athletes know exactly what tricks will score the highest amount of points.
The Nitro World Games will feature more than 15 different ramps. All of which will be set at multiple distances, and of course the trademark Nitro Circus 50-foot Giganta Ramp will be set up for all different kinds of insane stunts.
For ticket sales, visit: http://smithstix.com/sports/all-sports/event/17866/nitro-world-games
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