Omaha, NE - Oct. 5-6, 2019 - CHI Health Center

Authored by Samuel Reiman on October 6, 2019

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Hosts: John Saponaro & Abby Baltezar

 

Tour: Monster Jam Arena Championship Series

 

Truck Lineup: Hurricane Force (Stephen Thompson), Storm Damage (Richie Yatsko), Nitro Menace (Darren Migues), Jailbird (Kaylyn Migues), Scooby-Doo!TM (Myranda Cozad), Grave Digger® (Tyler Menninga)

 

Sunday Afternoon

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 29

Scooby-Doo 26

Hurricane Force 23

Nitro Menace 20

Jailbird 19

Storm Damage 12

 

RACING

Round 1

Jailbird defeated Storm Damage

Nitro Menace defeated Scooby-Doo

Grave Digger defeated Hurricane Force

*Hurricane Force advanced as the fastest loser

Semi-Finals

Nitro Menace defeated Jailbird

Grave Digger defeated Hurricane Force

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Nitro Menace

 

2 WHEEL SKILLS

Grave Digger 7.577

Scooby-Doo 6.633

Jailbird 5.841

Hurricane Force 4.976

Nitro Menace 4.451

Storm Damage 2.478

 

 

DONUTS

Scooby-Doo 8.501

Grave Digger 8.293

Nitro Menace 7.119

Jailbird 6.850

Hurricane Force 4.500

Storm Damage DNC

 

FREESTYLE

Hurricane Force 8.231

Scooby-Doo 7.700

Grave Digger 6.209

Jailbird 5.771

Nitro Menace 4.961

Storm Damage DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

Early on, Sunday afternoon looked like it was going to be all Grave Digger as Tyler Menninga and his ATV teammate Karston Butler won the first three competitions of the day. However the second half was another story. First, Myranda Cozad lead Scooby-Doo to her second consecutive Donut competition win. Up next, her teammate Jen Oliva won ATV Racing for the third time, sweeping the weekend. That put the Scooby-Doo team back into contention heading into Freestyle. But even though Grave Digger only finished in third place after an abbreviated run, Tyler still managed to earn enough points to capture his third Overall Event Championship in Omaha — making him three-for-three. Also of note, Steven Thompson of Hurricane Force earned his first competition win, a Freestyle win, in the last event on Sunday.

 

Saturday Evening

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 30

Scooby-Doo! 30

Nitro Menace 25

Jailbird 16

Hurricane Force 15

Storm Damage 14

 

RACING

Round 1

Jailbird defeated Storm Damage

Nitro Menace defeated Scooby-Doo!

Grave Digger defeated Hurricane Force

*Scooby-Doo! advanced as the fastest loser

 

Semi-Finals

Jailbird defeated Nitro Menace

Grave Digger defeated Scooby-Doo!

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Jailbird

 

2-WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE

Grave Digger 8.568

Scooby-Doo! 7.448

Hurricane Force 6.872

Jailbird 4.310

Nitro Menace 3.763

Storm Damage 2.865

 

DONUTS

Scooby-Doo! 9.125

Nitro Menace 8.123

Grave Digger 7.421

Jailbird 6.648

Storm Damage 4.913

Hurricane Force 3.761

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 9.060

Scooby-Doo! 8.560

Nitro Menace 6.545

Storm Damage 5.518

Jailbird 5.380

Hurricane Force DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

After finishing in second place in the afternoon, Scooby-Doo!’s Myrada Cozad was able to make it even closer during tonight’s event. She was able to win the Donut competition and got help from her ATV teammate, who won the ATV Obstacle Course for the second time today. But it still wasn’t enough. She finished in a virtual tie with Grave Digger’s Tyler Menninga, however his Freestyle win was enough to break the tie and give Grave Digger his second Overall Event Championship of the weekend. He’ll try to make it three-for-three tomorrow afternoon.

 

Saturday Afternoon

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 30

Scooby-Doo! 27

Jailbird 22

Hurricane Force 20

Nitro Menace 20

Storm Damage 11

 

RACING

Round 1

Jailbird defeated Storm Damage

Nitro Menace defeated Scooby-Doo!

Grave Digger defeated Hurricane Force

*Scooby-Doo! advanced as the fastest loser

 

Semi-Finals

Nitro Menace DNC, Jailbird Advanced

Grave Digger defeated Scooby-Doo!

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Jailbird

 

2 WHEEL SKILLS CHALLENGE

Grave Digger 9.860

Hurricane Force 6.601

Jailbird 4.777

Scooby-Doo! 4.589

Storm Damage 3.808

Nitro Menace 3.451

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.081

Scooby-Doo! 8.991

Jailbird 8.116

Hurricane Force 7.467

Nitro Menace 4.695

Storm Damage 4.164

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 8.617

Scooby-Doo! 8.315

Hurricane Force 7.632

Nitro Menace 6.166

Jailbird 5.748

Storm Damage 4.465

 

EVENT NOTES

Although the final scores were close, Tyler Menninga of Grave Digger put on an absolute clinic in Omaha on Saturday afternoon. Tyler won all four Monster Jam truck events; Racing, 2 Wheel Skills, Donuts and Freestyle. As he’s done so many times in his young career so far, the highlight of the event was his 2 Wheel Skills run. On his three attempts, Tyler executed three flawless combination moves: a bicycle into a stoppie, a bicycle into a sidewall donut and a stoppie — moonwalk — reverse wheelie. On the strength of the four competition wins, Grave Digger earned the first Overall Event Championship at the CHI Health Center.

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