The first ever East coast Monster Army Recon Tour presented by Replay XD kicked off for at Abacoa Skatepark in Jupiter, FL last weekend. The first round drew top up and coming talent from all over the east coast. Riders were competing for over $5,000 in cash, swag and prizes from Monster Energy, Hookit, Replay XD, Hyper,, Vans and Ride BMX. The stakes were high and the competition was just as intense.
The 2013 Monster Army Recon Tour was organized by Hookit, Monster Energy and BMX pro and Monster Energy rider, Mike Spinner. Focused on providing a better contest platform for up and coming ams and pros, Recon contests are being hosted at 10 parks on the East and West coasts throughout this spring and summer.
Michael Sugdinis was overall winner from the all new Play Open division at Round 1. He is the first of 10 riders who will receive an exclusive invite an all expense paid trip to Mike Spinner’s backyard Play BMX Compound at the Recon / Play Am finals in September. The overall winner of the Recon / Play Am finals will go on to compete against the pro’s in the Play Pro contest a month later.
Below is a recap and final results from the first round in each division. A huge congrats goes out to our podium finishers from the first stop on the Monster Army Recon Tour!
Play Open Final Results:
1st Place – Michael Sugdinis
2nd Place – Brian Fox
3rd Place – Ricky Rogers
16 + Final Results:
1st Place – Joe Nix
2nd Place – Lee Bennett
3rd Place – Nick Murphy
13-15 Final Results:
1st Place – Riley Jordan
2nd Place – Jack Straiton
3rd Place – Freddie Smith
12 and Under Final Results:
1st Place – Jabe Jones
2nd Place -Thomas Brunne
3rd Place – Anthony Bennici
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Special thanks to Hookit, Monster Energy, Replay XD, Mike Spinner, Vans, Hyper,, Abacoa Park Staff, Dave Brumlow for bring this tour to the Florida riders.
Join us at Round 2 where we head to Brett Banasiewicz’s home park The Kitchen in South Bend, IN on Sunday, April 14th. Register now at
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