AT's Showdown, Day Two - Finals

Apr 12, 2016 at 1:52
by Long Nguyen  
Unfortunately due to rainy conditions the event was moved to the following day. It was looking good when we all showed up. Thankfully the jumps were tarp and the crew was out early to get the course running.
  Unfortunately due to rainy conditions, the event was moved to the following day. It was looking good when we all showed up. Thankfully, the jumps were covered and the crew was out early to get the course running.

The big machines were clearing out the mud.
  The big machines were clearing out the mud.

Just along for the ride.
  Just along for the ride.

AT Showdown 2016

Since the jumps were tarped it only took a few hours to get the whole line running. The riders were more than happy to help out.
  Since the jumps were tarped, it only took a few hours to get the whole line running. The riders were more than happy to help out.

AT s SHowdown 2016

The pump track was a hit with everyone.
  The pump track was a hit with everyone.

AT Showdown

Even with the rain delay it was great to see fans out here supporting.
  Even with the rain delay, it was great to see fans out here supporting.

All the riders were ready to ride and have some fun.
  All the riders were ready to ride and have some fun.

Greg Watts was stoked and ready to ride. Watts has been building all week with AT and working his magic on the skid steer.
  Greg Watts was stoked and ready to ride. Watts has been building all week with AT and working his magic on the skid steer.

AT Showdown 2016

The young and the slightly older. Santa Cruz locals Ryan Howard and Owen Marks.
  The young and the slightly older. Santa Cruz locals, Ryan Howard and Owen Marks.

Greg Watts flipping off the drop during qualifying.
  Greg Watts flipping off the drop during qualifying.

AT Showdown 2016

Brad Jay and Kyle Jameson getting warmed up on the microphone for todays show.
  Brad Jay and Kyle Jameson getting warmed up on the microphone for the show.

It is always tough running an event and you can predict mother nature. AT was pretty stoked to see the event go off.
  It is always tough running an event and you can't predict mother nature. AT was pretty stoked to see the event go off.

AT throwing a tuck no hander in qualifying. Qualifying is a 1 hour jam session. Judges will rank each rider and sort them into a braquet.
  AT throwing a tuck no hander in qualifying. Qualifying is a 1-hour jam session. Judges will rank each rider and sort them into a bracket.

Adam Hauck definitely has his game face on
  Adam Hauck definitely has his game face on

Martin Soderstrom getting his groove back. Always good to see Martin back on the bike.
  Martin Soderstrom getting his groove back. Always good to see Martin back on the bike.

Riders are ready and finals are off. Carson Storch vs. David Schimmer.
  Riders are ready and finals are off. Carson Storch vs. David Schimmer.

The Showdown adds a different element as you can see what your opponent is doing next to you and not your normal two run format. The game here is consistency.
  The Showdown adds a different element as you can see what your opponent is doing next to you and not your normal two run format. The game here is consistency.

Nic Hilton vs Josh Hult. Riders gather as they wait for their match up.
  Nic Hilton vs Josh Hult. Riders gather as they wait for their match up.

Josh Hult with a 360 off the drop and Nic Hilton flipping off the drop. Josh would go on to advanced to the next round.
  Josh Hult with a 360 off the drop and Nic Hilton flipping off the drop. Josh would go on to advance to the next round.

Jake Kinney vs. Matt Dennis. Matt Dennis was looking good in practice the other day and would.
  Jake Kinney vs. Matt Dennis. Matt Dennis was looking good in practice the other day.

Carson Storch vs. Christian Wright. Carson advances over Christian.
  Carson Storch vs. Christian Wright. Carson advances over Christian.

AT s SHowdown 2016

Matt Dennis vs Martin Soderstrom.
  Matt Dennis vs Martin Soderstrom.

Matt Dennis put up a good fight but Martin would go on to advance to the next round.
  Matt Dennis put up a good fight but Martin would go on to advance to the next round.

From BMX to MTB. Your number two qualifier Ryan Nyquist throwing a 360 suicide no hander. Nyquist has been working hard and wants to do well here at the AT Showdown.
  From BMX to MTB. Your number two qualifier, Ryan Nyquist throwing a 360 suicide no hander. Nyquist has been working hard and wants to do well here at the AT Showdown.

A lot of riders were throwing down but it was up to the judges who would advance to the next round.
  A lot of riders were throwing down but it was up to the judges who would advance to the next round.

Eric Lawrenuk vs Nicholi Rogatkin
  Eric Lawrenuk vs Nicholi Rogatkin

Lawrenuk would put up a good fight but Nicholi sealed the deal with the cash roll.
  Lawrenuk would put up a good fight but Nicholi sealed the deal with the cash roll.

Ray George vs Greg Watts
  Ray George vs Greg Watts

Greg Watts pulling out all the combs to take the win over Ray.
  Greg Watts pulling out all the combs to take the win over Ray.

Ryan Howard vs Paul Genovese. It was a tight battle but R-Dog would come out on top.
  Ryan Howard vs Paul Genovese. It was a tight battle, but R-Dog would come out on top.

Carson Storch vs Reed Boggs. Carson throwing a flip whip but Reed had to hit the eject button.
  Carson Storch vs Reed Boggs. Carson throwing a flip whip but Reed had to hit the eject button.

Carson making sure Reed was ok.
  Carson making sure Reed was ok.

Josh Hult vs Martin Soderstrom
  Josh Hult vs Martin Soderstrom

Josh Hult would take the win over Martin. Martin s handle bar got stuck in his shirt enabling him.
  Josh Hult would take the win over Martin. Martins handle bar got stuck in his shirt enabling him.

Ryan Nyquist vs Nicholi Rogatkin. Both riders know they have to lay down a solid run to advance to the next round.
  Ryan Nyquist vs Nicholi Rogatkin. Both riders know they have to lay down a solid run to advance to the next round.

Nyquist would advance as Nicholi ran into some bad luck and crashed on his front flip tuck no hander.
  Nyquist would advance as Nicholi ran into some bad luck and crashed on his front flip tuck no hander.

Ryan Howard vs Greg Watts. These two have battled each other in previous Showdowns. Plenty of combination tricks between R-Dog and Watts.
  Ryan Howard vs Greg Watts. These two have battled each other in previous Showdowns. Plenty of combination tricks between R-Dog and Watts.

It was tight battle and Watts would advance.
  It was a tight battle and Watts would advance.

Ryan Nyquist vs Greg Watts.
  Ryan Nyquist vs Greg Watts.

These guys have been riding together for a long time now. They know they have to do to win. Nyquist takes the wins and advances into the finals.
  These guys have been riding together for a long time now. They know they have to do to win. Nyquist takes the wins and advances into the finals.

The battle for 3rd and 4th place. Carson Storch vs Greg Watts.
  The battle for 3rd and 4th place. Carson Storch vs Greg Watts.

AT s Showdown finals

Carson knew he had to push it to beat Watts but would run into some bad luck on a 720.
  Carson knew he had to push it to beat Watts, but would run into some bad luck on a 720.

Battle of the BMX legends. Ryan Nyquist vs Josh Hult.
  Battle of the BMX legends. Ryan Nyquist vs Josh Hult.

Nyquist going for a 720 bar spin.
  Nyquist going for a 720 bar spin.

At s Showdown

It was a tough battle. Josh Hult would take the win at the AT Showdown.
  It was a tough battle. Josh Hult would take the win at the AT Showdown.

After the Showdown the riders went into Best Trick. Steven Bafus was getting a little cross legged.
  After the Showdown, the riders went into Best Trick. Steven Bafus was getting a little cross-legged.

Cross legged to tailwhip.
  Cross legged to tailwhip.

The Showdown is all about having fun.
  The Showdown is all about having fun.

Martin Soderstrom with a steezy 360 tuck no hander.
  Martin Soderstrom with a steezy 360 tuck no hander.

You win some you lose some.
  You win some, you lose some.

Nicholi Rogatkin pulled out the twister but would go down. Nicholi quickly picked up his bike and headed right back to the top.
  Nicholi Rogatkin pulled out the twister, but would go down. Nicholi quickly picked up his bike and headed right back to the top.

Front Cork 10. I had to ask Cam McCaul what to call this. He liked to call it the Cash Bonus or the Roll-Gatkin.
  Front Cork 10. I had to ask Cam McCaul what to call this. He liked to call it the Cash Bonus or the Roll-Gatkin.

AT s Showdown 2016

Brace yourselves.
  Brace yourselves.

AT s Showdown 2016

Congratulations to all the riders. 1st Josh Hult 2nd Ryan Nyquist 3rd Greg Watts 4th Carson Storch 5th Martin Soderstrom 6th Ryan Howard.
  Congratulations to all the riders. 1st Josh Hult, 2nd Ryan Nyquist, 3rd Greg Watts, 4th Carson Storch, 5th Martin Soderstrom, 6th Ryan Howard.


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16 Comments

  • + 8
 So sick! Congratulations to the Hultergeist! This guy is a real shredder on anything two wheels...I had the privilege of a couple sessions at his place in Idaho, and rode in a 4th of July parade the town puts on with a moving box jump. Goes to show how well the bmx crew can hang on mtb dirt jumps....sick event!
  • + 8
 martin's tuck 3s never get old
  • + 4
 Great article! I miss living in Santa Rosa. I used to live right around the corner from those fairgrounds and spent many a summer exploring those hills in the background. It's awesome to see so many great riders having a blast. And cool is it too see Nyquist VS Watts? Wish I could have been there.
  • + 3
 Such a great event. Love the one-on-one format. It was amazing to be there and feel the vibes. So many great moments. Nicholi with the 1080 - so hot right now. Best new comer IMHO - Ethan Nell.
  • + 4
 I miss seeing this event in person. AT does a great job of getting this rolling and I wish it had more support. It really is one of the most fun events I've ever attended.
  • + 3
 Thanks Lacy!!
  • + 7
 Roll-Gatkin
  • + 2
 No shock 2 bmx superheros battle for the win. Probably the best chance Hult has against Nyquist and he gets the win. Honorable mentions to Hauck.
  • + 4
 grat contest with great rider list ! cant wait for the video !
  • + 2
 Keep an eye on Josh Hult this year. Dude has been putting it down on the MTB.
  • + 2
 Let's see more of a BMX MTB crossover. Both disciplines have so much to learn from each other.
  • + 3
 Looked like a great event!!!! Can't wait for the video!
  • + 2
 Sure miss this being in my back yard, but stoked to see it still going off!!
  • + 2
 STEVE HOLT!!!....ahem, I mean Josh Hult.
  • + 1
 So that's where Brad ended up.
  • + 0
 cool event.

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