The Recon Tour 2014 – The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark Re-Cap

Danny Rumple - Superflip
Danny Rumple with a Superman Back Fip.
Photo: Recon Tour

The 4th stop on this years Monster Army Recon Tour was held in South Bend, Indiana at the one and only Brett Banasiewicz’s skatepark. The mood was right and the weather cooperated by not turning The Kitchen into an oven as it would be on most Augusts weekends in the mid-west. The day began with a short drive up with Joey Marks (aka Whitesnake), Joey was asked to help judge this contest along with Kris Fox, and Ohio Dreams winner Trent Newkirk.


We pulled up to the park and was greeted by a mob of CC BMX supporters, there to cheer rookie Clayton Fetters who made his contest debut here. We strolled into the park and ran greeted all the event crew, went over the day’s schedule and around noon we had a riders meeting and rolled out the carpet for the 13-15 class. The action on the course stayed strong and heavy all afternoon. We saw all kinds of familiar faces, one in particular is that of one Dalton Edwards.  Dalton took a serious fall at one of our Battle Contests last year at the Kitchen and was hospitalized for a week in South Bend.  It was awesome to see Dalton back on the horse and even getting a podium to boot!

Highlights this weekend include names like, 13 Year Old Hannah Roberts (the ONLY Girl in the mix) Isiah Potter, Johnathan King, Eddie Rovi, Nico Vanderheyden,  & Brad Thomas and they all  killed it!

Make sure you check out for spots, sponsorships opportunities and ways to track your progress.  Also check out the Recon Tour on Facebook to keep up to date on this amazing nationwide amateur BMX series..

Next stop is the Incline Club in New Jersey, where they have added a Pro Class with a $10,000 purse!


Check out the video and results below!



1st Isaiah Potter Indianapolis, IN
2nd Jonathan King Oregon, OH
3rd Dalton Edwards Alvin, IL
4th Chaz Feldman Cincinnati, OH
5th Dylan Wakelfield Muncie, IN
6th Dalton King ,
7th Christopher StPierre ,
1st Eddie Rovi Jackson , nj
2nd Nico Vanderheyden Edwardsburg, MI
3rd Alex Duleba Naperville, IL
4th Hannah Roberts Buchanan, MI
5th Larry Hatter Fulton, NY
6th Zach Korte Cincinnati, OH
7th Ryan mayo Sturgis, MI
8th Kyle Snuffer Valparaiso, IN
9th Jon Welch Barneveld, NY
1st Brad Thomas Chino, CA
2nd Zach Shoemaker Antioch, CA
3rd Gage Leiter South Bend, IN
4th Allen Adams Eaton Rapids, MI
5th Danny Rumple Columbia City, IN
6th Michael teal Muncie , IN
7th Matt Lough New Lenox, IL
8th Robbie Turner Rockwood, MI
9th Clayton Fetters Columbia City, IN


-Rich Hoppe

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Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana with a serious passion for some BMX! You will find me announcing BMX shows all over the mid-west for Solution Action Sports, Wonder Wheels BMX Team, as well as contests BMX, FMX, and Skateboarding.