Josh Orr | Brandon Wolferman | Bill Nitschke
Words: Rich Hoppe | Photos: Matt Hakey
The th year in The Battle for Midwest BMX officially kicked off in Fort Wayne, Indiana at The Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark sponsored by Wonder Wheels BMX & Summit City Bicycles. The weekend started off on Friday night with a practice session to help get some of the new folks used to the unique layout inside the Fort Wayne Indoor.
The day began with a 2.5 hour practice session, Alec Rutherford was attempting to win practice but we never actually judged practice! After practice ended we moved straight into the contest. Beginners were up 1st and the butterflies were tearing up everyone’s stomach for sure. Once we got the butterflies out, Ethan Webb ended up taking the victory with various 1 footed moves and a few Steve Questa inspired wall rides was enough to take the top spot. Congrats to all the beginners who stepped up and participated in the Battle Contest!