Ryan Anderson Adds Second World Championship

Authored by Admin on March 25, 2018

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On the day after his brother took the Racing Championship at Monster Jam World Finals XIX at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ryan Anderson topped the field in Freestyle. The victory gave him his first Freestyle win and second World Championship is as many years. Ryan Anderson had won the Racing Championship in 2017.

The field of 32 competitors found some tough going in Freestyle action. In his first stadium competition, Justin Sipes (Megalodon) picked up the early lead with a spirited run, earning a score of 8.530. The score stood up to the assault until 2010 World Champion Charlie Pauken (Grave Digger) used a strong combination to move out front with a score of 8.778. Linsey Weenk (Lucas Oil Crusader) followed Pauken and came up just short at 8.691. Pauken watched anxiously as top challengers couldn’t muster full runs. With two trucks remaining, two-time World Champion Todd LeDuc (Mutant) left nothing on the table, recording the first 360-degree spin in competition and grabbing the lead with a score of 8.995.

Only Ryan Anderson remained and the task before him was a daunting one. Anderson started strong with a two-wheel stunt that led to a variety of tricks that included a combination of a backflip into a moonwalk. That sealed the deal as the fans decided on a winning score of 9.182.

Anderson’s score is actually the lowest score to win a stadium Freestyle competition since the JudgesZone voting took affect a year ago. Anderson also owns the highest winning score (9.900), getting that standard at Syracuse in 2017.

 

MONSTER JAM WORLD FINALS XIX FREESTYLE

Son-uva Digger 9.182

Mutant (LeDuc) 8.995

Grave Digger (Pauken) 8.778

Lucas Oil Crusader 8.691

Megalodon 8.530

Dragon 8.452

Zombie 8.184

Max-D (Elliott) 8.145

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7.998

Gas Monkey Garage 7.571

Team Hot Wheels Firestorm 7.347

Grave Digger (Kane) 7.209

Max-D (Colton) 7.188

Wild Flower 7.153

El Toro Loco 6.856

Mutant (Saucier) 6.801

Monster Mutt 6.772

FS1 Cleatus 6.683

Whiplash 6.364

Pirate’s Curse 5.858

Grave Digger (Menninga) 5.801

Max-D (Meents) 5.634

Great Clips Mohawk Warrior 5.492

Black Pearl 5.440

VP Mad Scientist 5.184

Grave Digger (Anderson) 4.728

Overkill Evolution 4.409

Bounty Hunter 3.833

Scooby-Doo 3.586

EarthShaker 3.531

Northern Nightmare 2.827

Avenger 2.633

 

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