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Weekend Recap: February 26 - 27

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From Motocross to BMX, our athletes painted this weekend Green with wins all across the board. Check out the details below: 

MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - MXGP

 

After having the opening round of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championships (MXGPs) postponed due to record rainfall across the UK, riders and fans enjoyed the crystal blue skies of Matterley Basin in Winchester for the MXGP of Great Britain. Two Monster Energy-backed racers made the top four in the premier MX1 classification.

 

Monster Energy/Yamaha MXGP Factory Racing’s Jeremy Seewer (Switzerland) got the season off on a high note, overcoming a sketch in the opening moto (which cost him a possible victory) to place 4th in the second moto (2-4 o/a) and secure a team-best 3rd place overall. Said Seewer: “I am super happy to start how I did. That first moto I threw away the moto win and I was angry about that. I think the first time in my career I start the season on the podium.”

 

Seewer was ranked 2nd in MX1 in both 2019 and 2020. Seewer’s Monster Energy/Yamaha MXGP Factory Racing’s Maxime Renaux would place 4th in MX1 at Matterley. In support, MX2 classification at Matterley Monster Energy’s Jago Geerts (Yamaha MXGP Factory Racing) kept pace with race winner Simon Laengenfelder and 2nd place Tom Vialle to bring home a podium 3rd place finish. Next up on the MXGP tour is the Italian MXGP of Lombardia in Mantova, Italy (March 5th).

SANDOVAL SWOOPS FIRST AT BMX TRIPLE CHALLENGE

 

Stop two of the biggest BMX dirt show of the year is officially in the books – and our riders claimed both wins! Daniel Sandoval wins BMX Dirt at the 2022 Monster Energy BMX Triple Challenge in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday. The 27-year-old U.S. National Champion from Corona, California, soared above the competition in a high-stakes final despite winds, rain, and freezing temperatures outside AT&T Stadium Arlington.

The second win of the day went to Monster Energy BMX team rider Pat Casey from Riverside, California. In the heated competition, the 28-year-old BMX icon stomped the day’s best aerial move to claim the trophy.
 

Want to know more about Daniel Sandoval, click here! 

STARTING THE SEASON STRONG AT NOBULL CROSSFIT GAMES 

 

Kicking off week #1 of 10 workouts during the CrossFit Open season, Monster CrossFit athletes (representing the badass Ultra and Hydro cans) Danielle Brandon and Noah Ohlsen showed their skills and strength with Wall Walks, Dumbbell Snatches, and Box Jump-Overs. Already CrossFit 2022 Games qualifiers, these two athletes left everything they had on the floor, with Danielle coming out ahead of her female counterpart and opponent. For workout #2 of 10, to be announced Thursday, March 4, Fittest Man on Earth and Monster CrossFit athlete Justin Medeiros (CrossFit Games 2021 Winning Male) takes the spotlight to show the CrossFit community how it’s done.

LEME'S BACK AND WINNING

 

Two-time reigning PBR World Champion Jose Vitor Leme knocked down two massive 90-point rides Saturday evening in North Little Rock, Arkansas, winning the elite Unleash The Beast’s PBR Bad Boy Mowers Mowdown, his first tour win of 2022. At the 10th Unleash The Beast event of the 2022 season, Leme rose to No. 4 in the world standings, inching closer to attaining his unprecedented third consecutive PBR World Championship. Should Leme once again be crowned the PBR World Champion in 2022, the Brazilian would become the first rider in history to win the title in three consecutive seasons and just the third three-time PBR World Champion. Little Rock fans also saw the return of Chase Outlaw to the PBR circuit after a three-year hiatus due to what could have been career-ending injuries. Chase made a dramatic return nailing a 91-point ride.

TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS: TOMAC (450) & MCADOO (250)

 

There’s nothing quite like Texas on a Saturday night as Monster Energy AMA Supercross race fans packed the grandstands of AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for what was to be the second Triple Crown round of this year’s series. And as they’ve done multiple times this season already, Monster Energy racers took the top overall spots in both the premier 450cc class and the 250cc class.

 

Eli Tomac scored the 450cc class victory, making him 2-for-2 in Triple Crown races this year. With the win, Tomac extends his premier class championship points lead. Said Tomac of the third and final moto 2nd place finish that secured the overall Triple Crown win: “Once I got passed by Jason I stayed right on his back wheel. But knowing the point spread I just enjoyed the race from there.”

 

In the 250cc class, Cameron McAdoo (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki) won his first-ever Monster Energy AMA Supercross Triple Crown event, while Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin placed 2nd overall.

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