Monster Energy congratulates Pat Casey on his victory and teammate Andy Buckworth on taking second place at the first stop of the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge. Casey’s incredible riding put him a notch above a stacked field of riders at the very first BMX event of the year. The first stop of the three-stop series, the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge takes place during select Monster Energy Supercross events and is at the forefront of the progression in BMX. The Anaheim event is a two jump, no apologies trick event that appeals to both the best riders in the world and up-and-comers who are looking to make a name for themselves.
Four straight days of rain prior to the event put strain on the construction crew, but two pristine (albeit a bit soggy) jumps were ready for 40-some-odd riders of all ages and capabilities. At no other event will you find 40-year old legend Cory Nastazio on the roll-in alongside 11-year-old phenom Rider Lawrence, but that’s the beauty of the Toyota Triple Challenge. Pushing into the night, the 40 riders absolutely sent it for one of the final 15 spots alongside overall winner, David Godziek, in the 16-rider semi-final. Lots of riders appeared to be saving their best stuff for the big show of the final competition, except Monster Energy’s Buckworth who came out firing by double flipping the first set straight into a no-handed front flip over the second. Joined by a stacked Monster Energy field for the semi finals to include Leandro Moreira, Colton Walker, Kevin Peraza, Pat Casey, James Foster, Alex Nikulin, and Monster Army riders Peyton Wessells and Brock Horneman, Buckworth ended the night in the top spot for the final eight.