Monster Energy Congratulates Team Driver Justin Dowell winning first place in the BMX Freestyle Spine Ramp competition at FISE Montpellier 2022 in France.
MONTPELLIER, France, June 3, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Monster Energy Congratulates Team Driver Justin Dowell winning first place in the BMX Freestyle Spine Ramp competition at FISE Montpellier 2022 in France. In the Pro Division contest, the 22-year-old from Virginia Beach, Virginiaflew over the competition in an international field of top riders with a perfect run in the final.
The energized crowd saw some of the world’s best skaters hit the course in the Skateboard Street Finals, featuring a 24-year-old team rider Aurelien Giraud of Lyon, Francepicking up a dominating victory.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of FISE (The International Festival of Extreme Sports), the spectacle of action sports returns to Montpellier, France. The event attracted a roster of elite athletes from around the world and several hundred thousand live spectators.
Sports contested at FISE Montpellier 2022 included BMX, Skateboard, Parkour, Breakdance, Scooter, etc. The event was broadcast live across the world via web stream.
In the BMX Freestyle Spine Ramp Finals, skilled riders performed their best air jumps and lip tricks on the stacked spine mini-ramp with lots of extensions, wall rides and a spine obstacle in the center.
Falling down the ramp with speed and confidence, Dowell landed a perfect second run, with a 360 with no hands to the spine, air into the wall, a huge back flair bar spin, a bar tailwhip, a spine bar spin, spine tailwhip downside, 180 one hand backflip, double tailwhip, modified turndown flair, 360 double spine bar spin, tailwhip and 360 to fakie for 92.00 points and the victoire.
“It’s been one of my favorite events since I was a kid, and it’s unreal to come away with the win!” said Monster Energy’s Dowell as they won in Montpellier.
Dowell is the 2018 UCI BMX Freestyle World Champion. As a young amateur, he cut his teeth in the Monster Army support program before becoming a full member of the professional BMX team. At X Games Chiba 2022, Dowell won silver at BMX Park as his first career X Games medal.
Also doing well in the final, the 27-year-old Kevin Peraza of Tucson, Arizona, took fourth place in the BMX Freestyle Spine Ramp competition. In the end, Peraza impressed the judges with moves like the 360 spine nose spike, huge, polished flair, nose spike off the wall, and 540 spine spike for a final score of 85, 50 stitches.
In the Men’s Street Skateboard Finals, eight qualified finalists competed in the street technical course. In the end, the 24-year-old Monster Energy team driver Aurelien Giraud of Lyons took the win with a dominating performance in the Run and Best Trick segments.
In his second run of the final, Giraud opened with a big hardflip over the center hurdle, followed by a 360 kickflip from the bridge to the quarter pipe, backside Smith crushed the flat rail, backside overshot the split with Hubba, the frontside blunt quarter pipe, big ollie in the bank, kickflip backside lipslide the rail, and a huge backside 360 ollie the bump up the stairs before the buzzer. When the action switched to Best Trick attempts, the Olympic skater kept his momentum going by landing a huge hardflip and a big frontal kickflip into the stair set gap for a total score of 19.58 points and the win. .
In 2015, Giraud became a household name by winning the iconic Tampa Am competition. Giraud has since won first place trophies in top international competitions such as Simple Session (2016 and 2017), Dew Tour (2019), FAR’n High (2019) and the French Championships (2019). He represented France at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
To know more Justin Dowell, Aurelien Giraud, Kevin Peraza, and the Monster Energy BMX and skate teams, visit http://www.monsterenergy.com. Follow Monster Energy on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for exclusive updates as the action sports season continues.
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