Cleveland, OH - Feb. 16-17 - Quicken Loans Arena

Authored by Samuel Reiman on February 17, 2019

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Hosts: John Saponaro and Abby Baltezar

 

Truck Lineup: Grave Digger® (Brandon Vinson), Monster Energy® (Coty Saucier), Soldier Fortune™ (Kayla Blood), El Toro Loco® (Mark List), Blue Thunder® (Matt Cody), Monster Mutt® Rottweiler (Cory Snyder), Pirate’s Curse™ (Justin Hicks), Zombie™ (Ami Houde)*

 

Tour: Triple Threat Series Central

 

Sunday Evening

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 900

El Toro Loco 808

Solider Fortune 801

Monster Energy 746

Pirate’s Curse 564

Blue Thunder 554

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 353

Zombie 291

 

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 42

El Toro Loco 32

Monster Energy 30

Soldier Fortune 25

Blue Thunder 25

Pirate’s Curse 24

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 19

Zombie 13

 

 

RACING

Monster Energy 8.702

El Toro Loco 8.958

Grave Digger 9.536

Blue Thunder 10.941

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 11.068

Pirate’s Curse 12.037

Zombie 17.599

Soldier Fortune DNF

 

 

ATV RACING

Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger

Monster Energy

El Toro Loco

Blue Thunder

Solider Fortune

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Zombie

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.031

El Toro Loco 8.625

Monster Energy 8.467

Blue Thunder 8.450

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.884

Pirate’s Curse 6.874

Solider Fortune 6.792

Zombie 3.484

 

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.171

Solider Fortune 9.056

Zombie 7.441

El Toro Loco 7.373

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.338

Pirate’s Curse 6.228

Monster Energy 5.977

Blue Thunder 5.854

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Monster Energy defeated Zombie

Blue Thunder defeated Pirate’s Curse

Solider Fortune defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

 

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Monster Energy

Blue Thunder defeated Solider Fortune

 

Finals

Blue Thunder defeated Grave Digger

 

 

FREESTYLE

Soldier 9.407

Grave Digger 8.792

El Toro Loco 7.584

Pirate’s Curse 7.196

Monster Energy 7.115

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.742

Blue Thunder 5.762

Zombie 5.558

 

 

EVENT NOTES

After losing out to El Toro Loco in back-to-back events, Grave Digger’s Brandon Vinson came firing back with a vengeance. He took the win in 2-Wheel Skills Challenge (where he swept the weekend) and Donuts (going three out of four for the weekend). He also added second place finishes in ATV Racing, Speedster Obstacles and Freestyle. In fact, he finished no lower than third place in any competition, which he did to start the night in Monster Jam Racing. So after back-to-back loses to El Toro Loco, Grave Digger got back to his winning ways in a huge way with 42 total points and another Overall Event Championship.

 

Sunday Afternoon

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 858

Solider Fortune 776

El Toro Loco 776

Monster Energy 717

Pirate’s Curse 540

Blue Thunder 529

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 334

Zombie 278

 

 

EVENT POINTS

El Toro Loco 39

Soldier Fortune 36

Grave Digger 35

Monster Energy 31

Pirate’s Curse 21

Blue Thunder 18

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 16

Zombie 14

 

 

RACING

Monster Energy 9.276

El Toro Loco 9.341

Soldier Fortune 9.356

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 11.133

Pirate’s Curse 11.391

Grave Digger 15.302

Blue Thunder 16.574

Zombie 17.035

 

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Pirate’s Curse

Solider Fortune

Grave Digger

Blue Thunder

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Monster Energy

Zombie

 

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE

Grave Digger 9.399

El Toro Loco 8.913

Monster Energy 8.180

Solider Fortune 7.893

Blue Thunder 6.128

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.121

Zombie 3.832

Pirate’s Curse 3.089

 

 

DONUTS

Soldier Fortune 8.833

Grave Digger 8.516

Zombie 7.773

El Toro Loco 7.755

Pirate’s Curse 7.484

Monster Energy 7.375

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 7.311

Blue Thunder 6.962

 

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

El Toro Loco defeated Pirate’s Curse

Solider Fortune defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

Monster Energy defeated Blue Thunder

 

Semi-Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Soldier Fortune

Monster Energy defeated Grave Digger

 

Finals

Monster Energy defeated El Toro Loco

 

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 8.680

Soldier 8.293

El Toro Loco 8.164

Blue Thunder 7.968

Monster Energy 7.929

Pirate’s Curse 6.538

Zombie 6.080

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.737

 

 

EVENT NOTES

After breaking Grave Digger’s Overall Event Championship streak on Saturday night, El Toro Loco’s Mark List began a streak of his own when he captured his second consecutive trophy. He did so on the strength of an ATV Racing victory, as he has done all weekend long so far. He otherwise remained consistent throughout the event — finishing in the top three in Racing, 2-Wheel Skills Challenge, Speedsters and Freestyle — despite not winning any of those competitions. When it was all said and done, he managed to total 39 points and take his second Overall Event victory in Cleveland.

 

Saturday Evening

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 823

Solider Fortune 740

El Toro Loco 737

Monster Energy 686

Pirate’s Curse 519

Blue Thunder 511

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 318

Zombie 264

 

EVENT POINTS

El Toro Loco 39

Soldier Fortune 37

Grave Digger 37

Monster Energy 31

Pirate’s Curse 22

Blue Thunder 21

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 16

Zombie 0

 

RACING

Grave Digger 9.211

Monster Energy 9.341

Soldier Fortune 9.598

El Toro Loco 9.662

Pirate’s Curse 10.302

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 11.903

Blue Thunder 16.967

Zombie DNC

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Monster Energy

Grave Digger

Soldier Fortune

Blue Thunder

Pirate’s Curse

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Zombie DNC

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE

Grave Digger 9.645

Blue Thunder 8.178

El Toro Loco 8.171

Monster Energy 7.999

Soldier Fortune 7.606

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 5.009

Pirate’s Curse 3.485

Zombie DNC

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.319

El Toro Loco 8.689

Soldier Fortune 8.580

Pirate’s Curse 7.589

Monster Energy 6.199

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.158

Blue Thunder 5.920

Zombie DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Soldier Fortune defeated Monster Energy

Pirate’s Curse advanced, Zombie DNC

Blue Thunder defeated Grave Digger

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

 

Semi-Finals

Soldier Fortune defeated Pirate’s Curse

El Toro Loco defeated Blue Thunder

 

Finals

Soldier Fortune defeated El Toro Loco

 

FREESTYLE

Soldier Fortune 9.015

El Toro Loco 8.426

Monster Energy 7.845

Grave Digger 7.254

Pirate’s Curse 7.073

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.421

Blue Thunder 6.280

Zombie DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

Grave Digger’s Brandon Vinson’s streak of Overall Event Championships finally came to end on Saturday night in Cleveland. Ultimately, it was Mark List of El Toro Loco who slayed the dragon after coming up just short during this afternoon’s event. The night did get off to a great start for Grave Digger, with Brandon taking the Racing win. Next up, it was Mark List making it two-for-two for El Toro Loco in ATV Racing. The 2-Wheel Skills Challenge would again belong to Grave Digger, as Brandon Vinson is proving to be one of the best in all of Monster Jam at that competition. After the break, we saw Brandon Vinson’s second Donut win of the day. Then it was Soldier Fortune’s turn to make some noise — Kayla Blood won her first Speedster Obstacle Course of 2019. Upon doing so, Kayla has now won each Triple Threat Series competition at least once this season. She joins Mark List and Brandon Vinson as the only three athletes that have done that on the Triple Threat Series Central Tour. She has a nice Freestyle win streak building of her own, with Saturday night making it three in a row for Soldier Fortune. But it was El Toro Loco’s second place finish in that competition that was just enough to put him on top of Grave Digger for his fourth Overall Event Championship of the year.

 

Saturday Afternoon

 

SEASON STANDINGS

Grave Digger 794

Solider Fortune 703

El Toro Loco 698

Monster Energy 655

Pirate’s Curse 497

Blue Thunder 490

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 302

Zombie 264

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 39

El Toro Loco 37

Solider Fortune 35

Monster Energy 33

Blue Thunder 25

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 18

Pirate’s Curse 16

Zombie 0

 

RACING

El Toro Loco 8.510

Grave Digger 9.148

Soldier Fortune 9.471

Monster Energy 9.855

Pirate’s Curse 10.430

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 11.391

Blue Thunder 14.782

Zombie DNC

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Monster Energy

Grave Digger

Soldier Fortune

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Blue Thunder

Pirate’s Curse

Zombie DNC

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE™

Grave Digger 9.622

El Toro Loco 7.826

Blue Thunder 7.684

Monster Energy 7.424

Soldier Fortune 7.405

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 4.605

Pirate’s Curse 4.119

Zombie DNC

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 8.868

El Toro Loco 8.739

Soldier Fortune 8.198

Monster Energy 7.945

Pirate’s Curse 6.602

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.464

Blue Thunder 5.953

Zombie DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Blue Thunder advanced, Zombie DNC

Monster Energy defeated Pirate’s Curse

Soldier Fortune defeated Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

 

Semi-Finals

Blue Thunder defeated Monster Energy

Soldier Fortune defeated Grave Digger

 

Finals

Blue Thunder defeated Soldier Fortune

 

FREESTYLE

Soldier Fortune 8.532

Monster Energy 8.370

Grave Digger 8.043

El Toro Loco 7.771

Blue Thunder 6.457

Monster Mutt Rottweiler 6.017

Pirate’s Curse 5.714

Zombie DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

In what was a close showdown all event long, Grave Digger’s Brandon Vinson managed to narrowly escape with his eighth Overall Event Championship in a row. Mark List and El Toro Loco took the first two competitions wins of the day in Cleveland, but Brandon Vinson came storming back with two consecutive wins of his own. The final two competitions made it even more interesting as Blue Thunder took yet another Speedster Obstacle Course win, for a tour-leading seventh time this season. With only one point separating El Toro Loco and Grave Digger, it would come down to their Freestyle runs. And while Kayla Blood of Soldier Fortune was able to top both athletes for the Freestyle win, Brandon finished ahead of Mark, sealing the Overall Event victory for Grave Digger. Stay tuned, as Brandon goes for number nine in a row tonight.

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