|The Monster Jam: Path of Destruction™ Video Game National Tournament Crowns a New National Champion
LAS VEGAS (March 27, 2011) – Michael Iacono, of Huntington Beach, Calif., won the Monster Jam: Path of Destruction™ Video Game National Tournament last night at the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals presented by NGK Spark Plugs, before a capacity crowd at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Eight finalists were randomly selected after registering for the Monster Jam: Path of Destruction Video Game National Tournament on www.MonsterJam.com and flown to the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals along with a guest in pursuit of victory.
Clinton Wall, of St. Louis, Mo., chose Avenger and squared off against Iacono, who chose Bounty Hunter, in the finals. Iacono made his way to the finals by beating Jeff Bruzee, of Rockville, Md., and Wall made his way to the finals by beating Alivin Thurgood, from North Ogden, Utah. In the final round, Iacono and Wall needed a rubber match in the best of three races to determine the overall winner.
“It’s always a great pleasure to be part of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals,” said David Hinkemeyer, global brand manager, Activision. “I would like to congratulate all of our competitors who are all great ambassadors for our video game and Monster Jam, especially Michael Iacono who is now a national champion.”
Iacono took home an Activision prize pack, including a library of games as well as bragging rights to the Monster Jam: Path of Destruction Video Game National Tournament.
“I was so shocked to get the call and very happy,” said Iacono after the win. “I am even more shocked to win here tonight in front of this capacity crowd.”
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction ™ Video Game National Tournament Finalists
Michael Iacono, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Nathan Armstrong, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Mark Gates, Demotte, Ind.
Matthew Bell, Queen Creek, Ariz.
Alivin Thurgood, North Ogden, Utah
Clinton Wall, St. Louis, Mo.
Jacob Walker, New Orleans, La.
Jeff Bruzee, Rockville, Md.
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction brings the bright lights, roaring engines and crushing action of the popular touring show straight to fans’ fingertips. Gamers can get behind the wheel of 28 of their favorite Monster Jam® monster trucks, including Grave Digger®, Maximum Destruction®, Mohawk Warrior and Grinder , or design their own, one-of-a-kind monster truck with a wide variety of customization options.