Final Selections for World Finals XX
Authored by Larry Jewett on April 30, 2019
Five more spots have been filled for the Racing & Freestyle competitions as part of Monster Jam World Finals® XX on May 10-11 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The only remaining position will be filled by the winner of the Showdown, which will open the stadium activities on Friday, May 10.
Two-time World Champion Ryan Anderson (Son-uva Digger®) will have the opportunity to defend his Freestyle title and attempt to win a Championship for the third year in a row. Anderson, the 2017 Racing Champion, competed on Stadium Championship SeriesTM1, finishing second to Tom Meents (Max-DTM). Anderson carried a 12-race win streak into the final series event in Denver and recorded three Racing championships on the year. He and brother Adam Anderson led all Monster Jam competitors with five Freestyle wins. In his career, Anderson has won two Racing titles and two Freestyle crowns while competing in Orlando. This will be his eighth World Finals appearance.
Former Racing champion Morgan Kane (Grave Digger®) will be seeking his second career title as he heads to Orlando. The 2016 World Racing winner captured a 2019 Racing win in San Diego and added a pair of Freestyle victories on Stadium Championship Series 1. This will be Kane’s fifth consecutive World finals appearance.
Camden Murphy (Bakugan DragonoidTM) will make his first appearance in the Monster Jam World Finals competition’s main field. The 2018 Showdown fast qualifier started his current season strong with a Racing win in Anaheim that propelled him top his first Stadium Event Championship. Murphy had piled up a 28-7 Racing record. He recorded six Racing Championships and has added two Freestyle wins.
Cynthia Gauthier (Monster Mutt® Dalmatian Ice) will return to Monster Jam World Finals for the second time. The popular Gauthier brought home three Freestyle wins in 2019 (Anaheim, Tampa, Detroit) and scored an Event Championship on the Detroit weekend. Gauthier was also selected to compete in the High Jump Championship on Saturday, May 11.
Justin Sipes (Megalodon®) will be in action for the second consecutive year. A top-five finisher in the Freestyle portion of Monster Jam World Finals XIX, Sipes will be making his first appearance at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium in search of a World Championship. He scored an Event Championship in San Diego, a fitting place for a Megalodon victory and added Racing and Freestyle wins in Denver.
Tickets remain on sale for Monster Jam World Finals XX, which includes the largest Pit Party of the year. During the Pit Party, competitors in ATVs and Speedsters will settle their World Championships. This is an event that ranks as a “must see” for Monster Jam fans.