Vans BMX Street Invitational
2017 Vans BMX Street Invitational: Garrett Reynolds - 1st Place Run | BMX | VANS
Garrett Reynolds - 1st Place Run
Vans concluded the second annual BMX Street Invitational at Off The Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach where the world’s most talented BMX street riders battled for top honors and a chance to take home a piece of the $25,000 cash purse. With a stacked field of thirty-two competitors, the bar was set high by New Jersey’s Garrett Reynolds who claimed victory, taking home first place and $5,000 for his innovative tricks and dynamic riding.
2017 Vans BMX Street Invitational: Devon Smillie - 2nd Place Run | BMX | VANS
Devon Smillie - 2nd Place Run
2017 Vans BMX Street Invitational: Chad Kerley - 3rd Place Run | BMX | VANS
Chad Kerley - 3rd Place Run
“Today was my first time riding this park, it’s an awesome facility and everything about the park is perfect” exclaims Garrett. “To be out here riding with my friends and watching everyone progress is my passion, this is what I live for.”
Following close behind Garrett was the Georgia native and manual master, Devon Smillie earning second place and $2,800 with his inventive and technical combo manual tricks. Joining Garrett and Devon on the podium, Chad Kerley, better known as CK, placed third and snagged $2,000 for his consistently flawless trick combinations. Lastly, seasoned pro Nathan Williams took home the CULT Best Trick award for the second consecutive year with a nollie half cab over the Vans sign.
Highlights from the morning’s amateur contest included 16-year-old crowd favorite, Johnny Raekes who dominated the course with his powerful and persistent riding, awarding him first place and a spot in the afternoon’s pro contest. Local rippers Jacob Cable and Julian Arteaga respectively placed second and third, rounding out the podium for the amateur class and claiming their spots to ride with the pros. Finally, Charles LittleJohn took home the Cult Best Trick award for the amateurs with an insane 540 Cab down the big stair set and over the Vans sign.
VANS BMX STREET INVITATIONAL – FINAL RESULTS
1 – Garrett Reynolds
2 – Devon Smillie
3 – Chad Kerley
CULT Best Trick
Amateur Class – FINAL RESULTS
1 – Johnny Raekes
2 – Jacob Cable
3 – Julian Arteaga
CULT Best Trick – Amateur Class