|2005 Vancouver Metro BMX Jam
Date: September 1-4, 2005.
|www.metrobmxjam.com: We wrap the 2005 Metro contest season with Josh Harrington (Premium Products/Oakley/Vans) taking his second consecutive Metro win, as well as taking the Oakley Best Trick for his gap over to second stage toothpick grind. Morgan Wade (Mutiny/Etnies) took a close second, and Gary Young (MacNeil/Vans) rounds out the top with his 3rd place finish. The best trick of the contest went to WeThePeople's Dave Osato who pulled the trick he started back at the Toronto Metro the 360 tailwhip drop-in... what a treat it was to see him land that trick in only a few tries. Just amazing...
The Expert class was incredible, definitely the best one ever with the loudest crowds I've ever heard, thanx to some friends of LaserDick (Andrew Lazaruk), and Jordan Hango took the win in his last ever Amateur contest with burly moves like his hop-up the gap to double peg on the flatrail.
The girls contest was everything we wanted it to be, with the girls going out with nothing but fun in mind. Nina Buitrago (MacNeil/Etnies) took the win, and an impressive Kari Olandese getting the crowd right behind her for the wallride to double peg. The girls brought some much-welcomed estrogen to the contest, which of course carried itself into the nightlife... dancing on the pool tables and DJ booths became the norm down at The Bourbon, and we have the pictures to prove it. Thanx to all the girls for coming up, and special thanx to Nina for helping us rally up the women which came from near and far.
We've had a long, hard couple weeks of contests putting on two of the largest contests back-to-back has definitely taken it's toll on all of us, but we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out and couldn't think of a better way to end the '05 season. We hope everybody that came up and hung out in Whistler and Vancouver had a blast, and we definitely look forward to doing it all again next year.
|Pro Street Finals:
14 .Wade Lajlar
Best Trick during the contest:Dave Osato: 3-whip drop in
Oakley Hard Trick: Josh Harrington: Gap over to second-stage toothpick grind.
Expert Street Finals:
Girls Street Finals
10 .Stephanie Brown