Salt Lake City, UT - January 5-6, 2018 - Vivint Smart Home Arena

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Salt Lake City, UT

Vivint Smart Home Arena

January 5–6, 2018

Hosts: John Saponaro and Abby Baltezar

 

Truck Line-up: Grave Digger® (Krysten Anderson), Zombie™ (Tyler Groth), El Toro Loco® (Armando Castro), Alien Invasion™ (Bernard Lyght), EarthShaker®  (Tristan England), Megalodon® (Travis Groth), Pirate’s Curse™ (Camden Murphy), Monster Mutt® Dalmatian (Cynthia Gauthier).

 

Tour: Triple Threat Series West

 

CURRENT POINT STANDINGS

EarthShaker 102

Alien Invasion 81

El Toro Loco 81

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 77

Megalodon 74

Pirate’s Curse 72

Zombie 70

Grave Digger 68

 

Saturday Evening

 

EVENT POINTS

EarthShaker 35

Alien Invasion 34

Grave Digger 26

El Toro Loco 25

Pirate’s Curse 25

Zombie 25

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 22

Megalodon 18

 

RACING (TIMED)

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 9.919

Pirate’s Curse 10.047

Zombie 10.173

Alien Invasion 10.238

Megalodon 10.302

El Toro Loco 10.366

EarthShaker 11.454

Grave Digger 11.454

 

TWO-WHEEL SKILLS

Grave Digger 9.551

EarthShaker 9.223

Alien Invasion 8.015

Megalodon 7.979

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 6.945

Pirate’s Curse 6.907

Zombie 4.799

El Toro Loco 3.152

 

ATV RACING

El Toro Loco

Alien Invasion

EarthShaker

Zombie

Megalodon

Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Pirate’s Curse

Grave Digger

 

DONUTS

Grave Digger 9.329

El Toro Loco 8.593

EarthShaker 8.320

Alien Invasion 8.213

Pirate’s Curse 7.150

Zombie 6.529

Megalodon 6.221

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 3.880

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Pirate’s Curse defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Alien Invasion defeated Megalodon

El Toro Loco defeated Zombie

EarthShaker defeated Grave DIgger

 

Semi-Finals

Alien Invasion defeated Pirate’s Curse

EarthShaker defeated El Toro Loco

 

Finals

Alien Invasion defeated EarthShaker

 

FREESTYLE

EarthShaker 9.591

Zombie 8.651

Grave Digger 8.126

Pirate’s Curse 7.998

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7.698

Alien Invasion 7.320

El Toro Loco 7.161

Megalodon 6.916

 

EVENT NOTES

Tristan England and EarthShaker got back to their winning ways on Saturday night after finishing in second place behind Pirate’s Curse earlier in the afternoon. EarthShaker and 2017 Double Down Showdown Champion Tristan England made it two-out-of-three Event Championships at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on the opening weekend of the Triple Threat Series West. Going into the final competition of the night, Alien Invasion and Bernard Lyght had narrow 31-27 lead over EarthShaker. However, Tristan England wowed the crowd with an impressive Freestyle run, that earned him first place in that competition and allowed him to grab the Overall Event Championship by the slimmest of margins 35-34. As we head into week two with five shows at the Tacoma Dome, EarthShaker has a commanding lead in the Series Standings with 102 total points, 21 ahead of the aforementioned Alien Invasion and El Toro Loco.

 

Saturday Afternoon

 

EVENT POINTS

Pirate’s Curse 32

EarthShaker 29

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 27

Alien Invasion 27

Megalodon 25

Grave Digger 25

El Toro Loco 23

Zombie 22

 

RACING (TIMED)

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 9.276

Pirate’s Curse 9.346

Megalodon 9.598

El Toro Loco 9.662

Zombie 9.674

EarthShaker 9.698

Alien Invasion 9.855

Grave Digger 15.420

 

TWO-WHEEL SKILLS

EarthShaker 9.601

Pirate’s Curse 8.212

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.112

Zombie 6.555

Grave Digger 5.471

Megalodon 5.044

El Toro Loco 4.523

Alien Invasion 4.193

 

ATV RACING

Alien Invasion

Zombie

El Toro Loco

Megalodon

Pirate’s Curse

EarthShaker

Grave Digger

Monster Mutt Dalmatian

 

DONUTS

EarthShaker 8.932

El Toro Loco 8.857

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.064

Megalodon 7.587

Grave Digger 6.708

Zombie 5.164

Pirate’s Curse 4.028

Alien Invasion DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Pirate's Curse defeated EarthShaker

Zombie defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Alien Invasion defeated El Toro Loco

Megalodon defeated Grave Digger

 

Semi-Finals

Pirate's Curse defeated Zombie

Alien Invasion defeated Megalodon

 

Finals

Alien Invasion defeated Pirate’s Curse

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 8.724

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.639

EarthShaker 7.658

Megalodon 7.007

El Toro Loco 6.850

Alien Invasion 6.293

Pirate’s Curse 6.252

Zombie DNC

 

EVENT NOTES

After dealing with some hard luck and truck issues on Friday night, reigning Monster Jam Rookie of the Year, Camden Murphy and Pirate’s Curse were able to right the ship en route to their first Event Championship of the new year on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City. While Pirate’s Curse didn’t win a single competition, Camden Murphy proved to be the most consistent athlete overall - taking home second place finishes in Racing, Two-Wheel Skills and the Speedster Obstacle Course. It was also an exciting show for Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger as the youngest Anderson took home her second Freestyle win in a row.

 

Friday Evening 

 

EVENT POINTS

Earth Shaker 38

El Toro Loco 33

Megalodon 31

Monster Mutt® Dalmatian 28

Zombie 23

Alien Invasion 20

Grave Digger 17

Pirate’s Curse 15

 

RACING (TIMED)

EarthShaker 8.998

Alien Invasion 9.004

Megalodon 9.726

El Toro Loco 9.982

Zombie 10.144

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 10.811

Grave Digger DNC

Pirate’s Curse DNC

 

TWO-WHEEL SKILLS

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.786

EarthShaker 8.611

Megalodon 6.224

Zombie 5.664

Alien Invasion 5.636

El Toro Loco 5.183

Grave Digger DNC

Pirate’s Curse DNC

 

ATV RACING

Pirate’s Curse

Megalodon

EarthShaker

Zombie

El Toro Loco

Alien Invasion

Monster Mutt Dalmatian

Grave Digger

 

DONUTS

EarthShaker 8.932

El Toro Loco 8.857

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 8.064

Megalodon 7.587

Grave Digger 6.708

Zombie 5.164

Pirate’s Curse 4.028

Alien Invasion DNC

 

SPEEDSTER OBSTACLE COURSE

Round 1

Zombie defeated Alien Invasion

El Toro Loco defeated EarthShaker

Monster Mutt Dalmatian defeated Pirate’s Curse

Megalodon defeated Grave Digger

 

Semi-Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Zombie

Megalodon defeated Monster Mutt Dalmatian

 

Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Megalodon

 

FREESTYLE

Grave Digger 9.711

EarthShaker 8.533

El Toro Loco 7.562

Monster Mutt Dalmatian 7.089

Alien Invasion 6.804

Pirate’s Curse 6.357

Zombie 5.755

Megalodon 5.076

 

EVENT NOTES

EarthShaker and Tristan England took home the first Event Championship of the 2018 Season on the Triple Threat West Tour Friday Evening in Salt Lake City. With wins in Racing and Donuts, and second place finishes in the Two-Wheel Skills Challenge and Freestyle Competition, Tristan proved to be the most consistent athlete of the night. It was a strong showing across the board for El Toro Loco’s Armando Castro as well, as he took home the Speedster Obstacle Course win, en route to finishing only 5 points behind for the Friday Evening Event Championship. However, the highlight of the night, may have been the show-stopping Freestyle performance turned in by Grave Digger’s Krysten Anderson. After a series of creative moves and brilliant saves, Krysten punctuated her run with one final heart-stopping save just as her time ran out.