May 26, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2011 MegaRamp Championship Series Debuts at Woodward West on June 9th.
Top skateboarding and BMX stars converge for the MegaRamp Open contest.
Tehachapi, CA (5/26/11)—This summer marks the first in a new and exciting contest series, unlike any before it.
The 2011 MegaRamp Open at Woodward West, taking place on June 9, is the first event of the inaugural season of the MegaRamp Championship Series.
Many of the world’s top MegaRamp riders will converge at Woodward West for the first full-sized MegaRamp event of 2011. Athletes confirmed to attend include: current reigning (2007–2010) MegaRamp Skateboard World Champion Bob Burnquist (BRA); X Games double gold medalist Jake Brown (AUS); Andy MacDonald (USA); Adam Taylor (USA); and Lincoln Ueda. From BMX, look for Andy Buckworth (AUS); Vince Byron (AUS); Zack Warden (USA); Morgan Wade (USA); and Austin Coleman (USA). Judges include skateboard legends Danny Way, Christian Hosoi, and BMX star Kevin Robinson.
The event is open to both pros and top ams and spectators are welcome to attend. The contest will be judged during a jam format in which athletes will drop nine stories, jump a 70-ft gap, land at 45 mph, and then ride the 27-ft high quarter pipe to fly 50 feet in the air. MegaRamp athletes redefine what’s possible on a skateboard and a BMX bike.
The MegaRamp Championship Series features four contests taking place on full-sized MegaRamp structures. Athletes accumulate scores based on their results at each stop. The athlete with the highest overall scores from each of skateboarding and BMX will be crowned the overall winner of the MegaRamp Champion Series in their sport.
2011 MegaRamp Championship Series
MegaRamp Open at Woodward West
Nescau MegaRampa Invitational
Sao Paulo, Brasil
X Games (Invitational)*
Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
*ESPN/ X Games does not endorse and is not affiliated with the MegaRamp Championship Series
Bob’s Backyard Invitational
Woodward West is the West Coast’s premiere action sports and gymnastics camp and is located at 4,000 feet in the hills of Tehachapi, California. It is home to the only permanent full-sized MegaRamp training facility, and is the second permanent full-sized MegaRamp structure in the world (the other being in Bob Burnquist’s famous backyard in Vista, California).
To watch the official video for the event visit: http://www.megarampopen.com
About MegaRamp: The MegaRamp structure is the brainchild of Danny Way and was unveiled to the world in The DC Shoes Video in 2004. The first MegaRamp skateboarding contest debuted at the X Games in 2004 with the BMX event following in 2006. The world’s best athletes ride MegaRamp structures and continually push the boundaries of athletic excellence. MegaRamp is a registered trademark of MegaRamp Events LLC who controls rights in all things MegaRamp. MegaRamp Productions produces MegaRamp live events. For more information visit: www.megaramp.com
About Camp Woodward: Founded in 1970 in central Pennsylvania, Camp Woodward facilities host thousands of aspiring and professional action sports, gymnastics and cheer athletes from around the world, including past, current and future X Games Champs, Elite athletes and Olympians. Woodward recently expanded its properties to include training facilities for surfing, snowboarding and skiing, including Woodward at Copper Mountain, Colorado which offers snowboard and free ski training; summer camps in Tehachapi, California, Woodward Surf Camp in Ventura, California, and the first international facility, Woodward Beijing, which opened in May 2010. In addition, Camp Woodward, Woodward West and Woodward Beijing offer digital media arts and music education programs. For more information on Camp Woodward, please visit www.campwoodward.com.
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