The Battle for Midwest BMX Stop #2, The Kitchen Results | Photos

1. Chase Pauza 2. Hank Kujawa 3. Alec Rutherford  – Special Guest Brett Banasiewicz


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Words: Rich Hoppe | Photos: Teddy Pieper

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The Battle rages on with stop #2 officially in the books from sunny South Bend, Indiana at the world famous Kitchen BMX & Skatepark.  The sun was shining outside as we hit a record high near 70 degrees smack dab in the middle of February.  The Kitchen, with its new park layout is a perfect place to hold a competition and the Banasiewicz family, along with all the fine volunteers that help keep everything together behind the counter are the glue that bonds places like this.   Brett was in good spirits through-out the day and we even managed to get him to put a run in with the judges in the “Old Fools” class.

The day sprung into action with nearly ten youngsters in the Beginner Class.  The Intermediate Class had 17 riders signed up and they were all ready to come out swinging to take home the trophy and some points.  My personal contest highlight was seeing Hannah Roberts throw down a No-Handed Backflip to cap off her victory in the Expert class, showing off in her hometown skatepark while remaining the #1 female rider on the planet!  The Open Class crew was full of massive tricks and smooth flowey style as Chase Pauza went on to take 1st place by just 2pts, Chase is dominating the open class with 2 victories in just as many contests.  The Old Fools Class was also taken over by Bill Nitschke, who also won at the Fort Wayne Stop.

Check out the photos and if you decide to share make sure you hashtag #BFMWBMX and Photo by: Tedisgraphic

B.R.O.A.D.D.C.A.S.T.’s “Tit for Tat” with Bill & Rich


Bill & I are always looking out for a good time.  Bill agreed to come up as a special guest to the indoor to spice up a Friday BMX night at The Fort Wayne Indoor, and what happened that night was caught by the lens of one Brian Leonard.  Brian is the brainchild of and is a board member, and resident park builder at the Fort Wayne Indoor.  Brian is a very creative, radical, and most of all an honest and awesome guy!  Check out the video and the rest of his work after you watch Bill and I have some fun.

Quick back story, just before the filming started for this video I dislocated my right hand pointer finger in this crazy accident that happened!  I had to put my finger back in place two times during the filming of the “Tit for Tat” and it really made riding interesting!  JA!

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