Weekend Recap: One Champion Left to Crown
Authored by Samuel Reiman on May 16, 2023
Stadium Championship Series Red – Even though Adam Anderson (Grave Digger) had already been crowned the series champion, he still went all out to take the overall event championship on Saturday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, despite not winning any of the individual competitions. Those went to Bryce Kenny (Great Clips Mohawk Warrior) in Racing, Tom Meents (Max-D) in Skills and Camden Murphy (Bakugan Dragonoid) in an epic Freestyle competition that saw five trucks score in the 9’s.
.@CamdenMurphy with THE RUN of the night 🔥
He is your @BKTTires Freestyle winner in East Rutherford #MonsterJam pic.twitter.com/ZZchYmMWlP
— Monster Jam (@MonsterJam) May 14, 2023
Stadium Championship Series Blue – Ryan Anderson (Son-Uva Digger) stayed in the hunt for the only series championship not decided by taking the overall event championship on Saturday at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. Anderson won Racing and Freestyle while championship points leader Tyler Menninga (Grave Digger) won Skills. Menninga holds a healthy 34-point lead over Anderson as the series heads to Kansas City this weekend for the series finale on May 20.
Arena Championship Series East – The series concluded this weekend at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH. For the first time all season, Series Champion Weston Anderson (Grave Digger) did not win an overall event championship during the tour stop. Instead, Dalton Widner (Jurassic Attack) claimed the overall event championship on Saturday afternoon, while Linsey Read (Scooby-Doo!) wrapped up the weekend with wins Saturday night and Sunday.
Arena Championship Series Central - This series has concluded.
Arena Championship Series West - The series wrapped up this weekend at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL. The back-and-forth between Series Champion Tristan England (Earth Shaker) and runner-up Elvis Lainez (El Toro Loco) continued with the duo winning 10 out of the 12 weekend competitions. Lainez took the overall event championships Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, while England won Sunday night. Mark Hall (Raminator) broke up the Earth Shaker/El Toro Loco party by winning Donuts Saturday afternoon, while Krysten Anderson (Grave Digger) won Racing on Sunday.
International Series – Six drivers headed to Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi this weekend for three Monster Jam events in the United Arab Emirates. Blake Granger (Max-D) won both Saturday events, with Charlie Pauken (Megalodon) the only other driver able to claim an individual competition win on Saturday. On Sunday, Pauken won Racing and Freestyle en route to the overall event championship, while Granger won Donuts and Matt Cody (Grave Digger) won Skills.