Monday, June 11, 2012

Voodoo Jam 2012 Press Release and Photos

 Veteran Class
 Expert Class
Pro Class

Dominik Nekolny Wins 2012 Flatland Voodoo Jam in New Orleans

After a two-year hiatus the Flatland Voodoo Jam returned to Generations Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana. Just as expected, both the floor and balcony were filled to capacity and the energy was at an all-time high as more than 50 riders from eight different countries competed in the Veteran, Amateur, and Pro classes of what was no doubt the most anticipated flatland event on North American soil this year.

With event organizer and industry icon Scott O'Brien on the mic, and former BMX rider and local DJ MKULTRAsound on the turntables, the nightclub atmosphere came to life and gave both the riders and spectators a New Orleans experience they will never forget.

In the Amateur class, Canada's Mark Kuhlman of Team Pralex fame took his first big win at an international event and earned him the chance to ride again in the pro class where he held his own, put together his best run of the night, and finished in a respectable 12th place.

The Pro class was stacked with talented riders, and with a one-run qualifying format, just making it into the ten-man finals was a feat in and of itself. Of the ten who moved on to the finals, the top five rode for a third time and went head-to-head in a battle-style super finals of sorts to fight for those coveted spots on the podium. When the dust settled, Dominik Nekolny out of the Czech Republic took the top spot with the U.S.' Matt Wilhelm and event co-organizer and local hero Terry Adams rounding out the top three.

The 2012 Flatland Voodoo Jam is sponsored by: Red Bull, Dan's Comp, Flatland Fuel, Freegun Underwear, Raising Cane's, Deco, 430 Clothing, Diversion TV, Odyssey, Flatware, Fiksd Apparel, Neue Creative, and Purple Monkey.

Veteran Final Results
1. Pedro Medina
2. Mike Smick
3. Mark Dandridge
4. Ramon Lopez Colon
5. Brian Gavagan
6. Robert Porter
7. Brad Wright
8. Lee Edwards
9. Tim Neff
10. David Larocca
11. Damian Bacci
12. John Simmons
13. Mark Mundt
14. Jeremy Jones

Amateur Final Results
1. Mark Kuhlmann
2. Dax Wolford
3. Kelly Baldwin
4. Todd Gully
5. Omari Coto
6. Diego Tejada
7. Ron Monis
8. Rennace Tomko
9. Alex Poirier
10. Bryan Huffman
(Top 10 competed in finals.)
11. Prasheel Gopal
12. Alan Young
13. Johnny Tamayo
14. Juan Caldera
15. Trevor Oleniuk
16. Joe Cicman
17. John Yull
18. Chris Anderson
19. Steve Jordan
20. Edward Jodie
21. Todd Carter
22. Sean Watkins
23. Sean Maher
24. Jim Cavanavah

Pro Final Results
1. Dominik Nekolny
2. Matt Wilhelm
3. Terry Adams
4. Alex Jumelin
5. Jean-Francois Boulianne
6. Waldemar Fatkin
7. Naoto Tamaru
8. Dane Beardsley
9. Jorge Vasquez
10. Art Thomason
11. Stephan Kornely
12. Mark Kulhmann
13. James McGraw
14. Bo Wade
15. Aaron Frost
16. Eric Wright

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