Youthstream, in coordination with the American Motorcyclist Association, is pleased to announce a multi-year agreement to sell AMA USA Motocross of Nations team gear and merchandise.
Beginning with the 2013 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, the largest single motocross event in the world, American enthusiasts and fans around the planet can own licensed products from the AMA USA MXoN team’s collection of apparel and accessories.
“This agreement plays an important role in defraying some of the costs incurred by fielding an American team at the FIM Motocross of Nations,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “American motocross racers are among the best in the world and are perennial front-runners at this thrilling world championship event. Our success would not be possible without significant logistical support and this licensed merchandise is a great way for fans of the AMA USA MXoN team to bolster our effort to send the best American riders to the MXoN.”
With 22 overall victories, the AMA USA MXoN Team is the winningest squad in the 66-year event history and it consistently lines up as first candidate for the final win in the field of over 30 countries. With its prestige, charisma and the unmistakably eye-catching “stars-and-stripes” design theme, the AMA USA MXoN Team provides an essential ingredient to the exciting battle of the nations.
For all the fans across the world the AMA USA MXoN Team’s clothing and accessories collection will be available during the weekend of this year’s Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Teutschenthal, Germany, on September 28/29th, and from that event onwards at online stores, at the upcoming FIM Motocross World Championship GPs and retailers around the world.
Fifth Anniversary to Feature Nine New Tour Cities, Multi-Time X Games Medalists, Stunts by Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors and a New Storyline
Feld Motor Sports has announced the 2014 Nuclear Cowboyz® freestyle motocross (FMX) tour schedule. The highly anticipated 15-city tour, which marks the show’s fifth anniversary, will visit nine new markets and kicks off for the first time ever from Lexington’s Rupp Arena on Saturday, January 4. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, July 26. Tickets for members part of Cross Club will be available starting Monday, July 22 through Thursday, July 25.
The 2014 Nuclear Cowboyz FMX tour is the most explosive choreographed arena-based production in the world. The show features a storyline conveyed through more than 1000 gravity-defying freestyle tricks performed by the globe’s most dominant freestyle athletes. The action-packed show is complete with stunning laser effects, the largest indoor pyrotechnics show and an infectious soundtrack comprised of heavy metal, electronic dubstep and alternative hip hop.
Adding to the action, the show features the critically-acclaimed Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors defying their limits of courage through heart-wrenching martial arts performances with swift movements, extreme force and fierce concentration that test the sheer strength and agility of their bodies. These warriors will use their own bodies to bend metal rods, break objects in precise strikes and be lifted in the air on the points of handheld spears.
“We are taking Nuclear Cowboyz to a whole new level in 2014 for the tour’s fifth anniversary,” said Juliette Feld, producer and executive vice president, Feld Entertainment. “For the first time ever, the show will feature incredible acts of athleticism and bravery from the Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors alongside an award-winning cast of world’s most decorated freestyle athletes defying the laws of physics. Together, they are taking what’s humanly possible to the limit.”
Following a four-year hiatus, Nuclear Cowboyz welcomes back freestyle pioneer Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, a 15-time X Games medalist currently leading the ranks in the 2013 X Games Best Whip contest. Stenberg will be joined by Mike Mason, who has seven X Games medals, including two golds from 2013 Moto X Speed & Style competitions, four-time medalist Taka Higashino, who recently won X Games Moto X Freestyle, four-time X Games medalist Ronnie Faisst, eight-time X Games Step Up medalist Matt Buyten and Winter X Games gold medalist Colten Moore. These athletes will be riding alongside freestyle heavyweights Derek Garland, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Nick Dunne, Brody Wilson, Marco Picado and more in an action-infused freestyle performance of pure danger and raw combat.
“I’m looking forward to returning to Nuclear Cowboyz in 2014 and teaming up with freestyle motocross’ top athletes for this action-packed show,” said Stenberg. “It’s been a few years, and I’ve added several X Games gold medals since, so I’m really amped to throw down my trick arsenal in front of packed arenas.”
Nuclear Cowboyz 2014 returns with support from a creative team including:
• Scotty Nguyen (Director and Choreographer) – Returns as director and choreographer for Nuclear Cowboyz 2014. A seasoned choreographer for Feld Entertainment productions, Nguyen’s performance credits include working with Michael Jackson and the Spice Girls Reunion tour, as well as choreographing for TV and film such as FOX’s The X Factor and MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.
• Ben Joseph (Writer) – Has written more than 200 scripts for television animations and was awarded a Daytime Emmy for his work writing on Disney’s children’s animated TV series Rolie Polie Olie. The 2014 Nuclear Cowboyz tour marks Joseph’s first year as a writer for the show.
• Micky Dymond (Stunt Choreographer) – Dymond, a two-time AMA Motocross National Champion, returns to Nuclear Cowboyz for his fifth year bringing along his extensive racing and stunt knowledge to oversee the world’s greatest freestyle motocross riders.
• Jesse Blevins (Lighting Designer) – Has overseen spectacular lighting scenery for a wide range of performers and performances, such as the Backstreet Boys: Live from O2 Arena, No Doubt Tour with lead singer Gwen Stefani, Dancing with the Stars tours and Feld Entertainment’s Disney On Ice shows. Blevins has worked with each Nuclear Cowboyz tour since its inception.
• Rick Papineau (Scenic Designer) – Papineau serves as Vice President of Scenic Elements for Feld Entertainment. Papineau is responsible for creating props, scenic elements and special effects for Feld Entertainment’s touring shows Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Disney On Ice and Nuclear Cowboyz.
• Dawna Oak (Costume Designer) – Brings experience in managing the exotic costumes for the thousands of performers from several of Feld Entertainment’s productions, which include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Disney On Ice and Nuclear Cowboyz.
The Nuclear Cowboyz 2014 freestyle motocross tour will travel to the following North American cities:
Nuclear Cowboyz 2014 Tour Schedule
- January 4-5 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, Ky.
- January 11-12 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis
- January 18-19 – XL Center – Hartford, Conn.
- January 24-25 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, Mich.
- January 31-February 1 – Dunkin Donuts Center – Providence, R.I.
- February 8 – Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis
- February 15-16 – Pepsi Center – Denver
- February 21-23 – Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, Fla.
- March 1-2 – IZOD Center – East Rutherford, N.J.
- March 8-9 – Amway Center – Orlando, Fla.
- March 15 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans
- March 29-30 – SAP Center – San Jose, Calif.
- April 5-6 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, Wash.
- April 12-13 – Reliant Stadium – Houston
- April 26-27 – The Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth, Ga.
Experience Nuclear Cowboyz with a VIP Fallout Zone ticket. A very limited number of tickets are set aside for the BIGGEST Nuclear Cowboyz fans. Each VIP Fallout Zone ticket includes: Premium seating and admission to a private meet-and-greet with the stars of Nuclear Cowboyz 2014 where fans will be presented with a commemorative VIP Fallout Zone credential and poster. Only VIP Fallout Zone ticket holders will be able to take part in the meet-and-greet. It’s the ultimate VIP experience. Don’t wait as these seats are extremely limited and will go fast.
Information regarding tickets for the Nuclear Cowboyz 2014 tour can be found by visiting www.NuclearCowboyz.com
For more information on the Nuclear Cowboyz tour, please log on to www.NuclearCowboyz.com. For all media requests, please contact Brian Rog at [email protected] or (630) 566-6205. To join us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on your favorite riders, cast members and latest tour stops, log on to http://www.facebook.com/nuclearcowboyz and http://twitter.com/nuclearcowboyz
Nuclear Cowboyz is a great show!
Ryan Villopoto tops Ryan Dungey in 450 class. Eli Tomac sweeps 250 class, Ken Roczen second. AMA Motocross returns to the beautiful Pacific Northwest at Washougal MX Park
In 250 Qualifying, the quickest lap was turned in series points leader Ken Roczen on the Red Bull KTM – 2 minutes 8 seconds. Second is Eli Tomac – 2 minutes 9 seconds. Then Marvin Musquin and Blake Baggett both at 2 minutes 10 seconds. Blake Baggett, Kyle Cunningham, Jason Anderson, Zach Osborne, Jeremy Martin, Adam Cianciarulo, Justin Bogle, Cole Seely, Justin Hill, and Martin Davalos (2:13) round out the top 14. 62 riders attempting to Qualify.
In 450 Qualifying, the quickest lap is turned in by series points leader Ryan Villopoto – 2 minutes 7 seconds. Josh Grant next 2:08:12, James Stewart 2:08:64, Ryan Dungey 2:09:41, then Trey Canard, Malcolm Stewart, Justin Barcia, Mike Alessi, Chad Reed, Ryan Sipes, Broc Tickle, Weston Peick, Jake Weimer, Tyla Rattray, Andrew Short, and Ben LaMay 16th (2:12) out of 74 riders.
The track here at Washougal is beautiful. It’s set in a park-like setting – lots of trees, grass, and hills. The dirt this morning is perfect – rich, dark, brown, and loamy. Many parts of the track are in shade because of the trees – it makes for varying conditions, especially tough it’s it’s sunny in the second motos. This morning it’s been overcast, minimizing the shadows.
450 Moto 1 – it’s Ryan Dungey, on the number 1 KTM leading out of the first corner. At the end of lap one it’s Dungey, Justin Barcia, James Stewart, Andrew Short, and Ryan Villopoto. These 450’s are so aggressive …
At the end of five laps, it’s Ryan Dungey leading James Stewart by about four seconds. Ryan Villopoto is now third behind Stewart. Barcia is fourth. Then Short, Grant, Alessi, Peick, R Sipes, and Chad Reed.
Dungey continues to lead. Stewart in second, with Villopoto third. Barcia fourth.
On lap ten, going up a big hill – HorsePower Hill, Stewart is holding off Villopoto. And as they emerge out of the trees from the backside of the track – Villopoto is second!
At the end of this 30 minute plus 2 lap moto, (17 laps), Ryan Dungey has won! Ryan Villopoto take second, James Stewart third. Then Justin Barcia, Josh Grant, Andrew Short, Mike Alessi, Weston Peick, Chad Reed, and Jake Weimer 10th.
250 Moto 1 – it’s number 34 Justin Bogle on the GEICO Honda with the holeshot. And his teammate Eli Tomac is second. At the end of lap one – it’s Bogle, Tomac, Blake Baggett, Marvin Musquin, Martin Davalos, Justin Hill, Cooper Webb, Zach Osborne, Ken Roczen ninth, and Vince Friese tenth. There are 40 riders in this race.
Meanwhile, Eli Tomac has moved into first place, passing Bogle for the lead. Third place belongs to defending National Champion Blake Baggett. Marvin Musquin is fourth. Martin Davalos fifth. Roczen is up to sixth!
Lap eight – Tomac is leading. Teammate Bogle second, about ten seconds back. Baggett third. Ken Roczen has passed both Davalos and Musquin to move into fourth. Musquin fifth.
Lap ten – Baggett moves past Bogle and into second place. The running order – Tomac, Baggett, Bogle, Roczen, Musquin, Justin Hill, Davalos, C Webb, A Cianciarulo, and Cole Seely tenth.
If Tomac wins this race, and Roczen stays in fourth, those two will be tied in championship points! 330 each!
On lap 14 – tremendous racing luck for Ken Roczen. Blake Baggett – who was running second, is now parked on the side of the track. His bike has stopped running.
And Roczen moves past Bogle. Ken Roczen is now in second place.
The finish – Eli Tomac wins this 16 lap race! Ken Roczen finishes second, albeit almost 25 seconds back. Marvin Musquin has closed up on teammate Ken Roczen, but finishes third. Justin Bogle fourth. Then Justin Hill, Adam Cianciarulo, Martin Davalos, Kyle Cunningham, Cole Seely, and Wil Hahn.
Tomac gains three points on Roczen. Coming into the second moto, Roczen leads Tomac by four points in the championship chase.
Eli Tomac earlier today at Washougal MX
450 Moto 2 – The sun is coming out, and the track is drying out a bit. And the guys up front at the start of this race? Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto. The defending champion (Dungey) and the current points leader (Villopoto).
At the end of lap one, it’s Ryan Dungey leading, Ryan Villopoto second, and James Stewart third.
On lap four, Ryan Villopoto squeezes past Dungey and into the lead.
As they complete lap five, here is the top ten: Villopoto, Dungey, Stewart, Josh Grant, Jake Weimer, Chad Reed, Broc Tickle, Phil Nicoletti, Andrew Short, and Mike Alessi.
If they finish this way – Villopoto first, Dungey second – they will tie on points – 47 each. (First place is 25 points, second place is 22 points.) However, Villopoto would take the overall victory, based on the tie-breaker, which is the better second moto performance.
12 laps into this race, Villopoto leads Dungey by 8 seconds. James Stewart is third, almost 30 seconds behind Dungey. Then it’s Weimer, Tickle, Chad Reed with his best ride in a while, Alessi, Nicoletti, Grant, and Short.
Ryan Villopoto scores the moto win, and with it – the overall victory! Ryan Dungey takes second in this moto – and takes second overall on the day. James Stewart finishes third – he scores third overall on the day as well. The rest of the top ten in this moto – Jake Weimer, Broc Tickle, Mike Alessi, Chad Reed, Phil Nicoletti, Andrew Short, and Josh Grant.
250 Moto 2 – Eli Tomac didn’t have the lead coming out of the first corner, but part-way thru the first lap he’s comfortably in first. At the end of the first lap, it’s Tomac, Justin Bogle, Ken Roczen, Zach Osborne, Martin Davalos, Marvin Musquin, C Webb, Blake Baggett, Cole Seely, and Jason Anderson tenth.
And Roczen has gone past Bogle and moved into second. It’s Tomac first, Roczen second.
As they start lap four, Tomac leads Roczen by just under three seconds …
As they start lap ten, it looks like Eli Tomac has put his stamp on this race, and the overall. He leads Ken Roczen by almost 14 seconds. If they stay in this position, Tomac will gain another three points on Roczen. Roczen will leave Washougal with a one point advantage over Tomac in the points chase as they head to Millville MN next weekend. Justin Bogle is third – his best ride of the season, followed by Zach Osborne and Marvin Musquin. Then Jason Anderson, Blake Baggett, Justin Hill, Martin Davalos, Cole Seely, Kyle Cunningham, Cooper Webb, Jeremy Martin, Jeremy Martin, Wil Hahn, Darryn Durham, and Adam Ciaciarulo 16th out of 35 riders that started.
Eli Tomac does it – wins this race, and ‘sweeps’ on the day. He’s gained six point on Ken Roczen. Roczen takes second in this race, and second overall. As they go to the next round at Spring Creek MX in Millville, Roczen leads Tomac by a single point for the 250 championship. The rest of the top ten in this moto – Zach Osborne, Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson, Justin Bogle, Justin Hill, Blake Baggett, Martin Davalos, and Cole Seely.
- Ryan Villopoto – KAW – 2/1
- Ryan Dungey – KTM – 1/2
- James Stewart – SUZ – 3/3
- Jake Weimer – KAW – 10/4
- Mike Alessi – SUZ – 7/6
- Josh Grant – YAM – 5/10
- Andrew Short – KTM – 6/9
- Chad Reed – HON – 9/7
- Broc Tickle – SUZ – 13/5
- Justin Barcia – HON – 4/17
- Weston Peick – SUZ – 8/14
- Trey Canard – HON – 12/11
- Malcolm Stewart – HON – 11/12
- Phil Nicoletti – YAM – 18/8
- Justin Brayton – YAM – 15/13
- Ben LaMay – YAM – 17/15
- Ryan Sipes – SUZ – 14/33
- Michael Byrne – 23/16
- Tyla Rattray – KAW – 16/21
- Mike Brown – KTM – 25/18
- Eli Tomac – HON – 1/1
- Ken Roczen – KTM – 2/2
- Marvin Musquin – KTM – 3/4
- Justin Bogle – HON – 4/6
- Justin Hill – KAW – 5/7
- Zach Osborne – HON – 14/3
- Jason Anderson – SUZ – 11/5
- Martin Davalos – KAW – 7/9
- Cole Seely – HON – 9/10
- Adam Cianciarulo – KAW – 6/16
- Cooper Webb – YAM – 12/11
- Wil Hahn – HON – 10/13
- Kyle Cunningham – YAM – 8/15
- Darryn Durham – KAW – 13/14
- Blake Baggett – KAW – 35/8
- Jeremy Martin – YAM – 24/12
- Kyle Peters – HON – 16/17
450 Point Standings:
- Ryan Villopoto – 380
- Ryan Dungey – 338
- Justin Barcia – 271
- James Stewart – 224
- Trey Canard – 219
- Mike Alessi – 199
- Andrew Short – 164
- Jake Weimer – 160
- Broc Tickle – 159
- Josh Grant – 158
- Malcolm Stewart – 146
- Phil Nicoletti – 132
- Tyla Rattray – 124
- Justin Brayton – 121
- Chad Reed – 119
- Ryan Sipes – 118
- Clement Desalle – 58
250 Point Standings:
- Ken Roczen – 356
- Eli Tomac – 355
- Marvin Musquin – 298
- Blake Baggett – 260
- Zach Osborne – 239
- Jason Anderson – 202
- Justin Bogle – 178
- Kyle Cunningham – 177
- Jeremy Martin – 171
- Cooper Webb – 159
- Cole Seely – 153
- Justin Hill – 146
- Darryn Durham – 110
- Martin Davalos – 99
- Joey Savatgy – 89
- Blake Wharton – 85
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