Tacoma, WA - Jan. 10-12, 2020 - TacomaDome

Authored by Larry Jewett on January 11, 2020

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Hosted by: John Saponaro & Abby Baltezar

 

Lineup: Grave Digger® (Brandon Vinson), ZombieTM (Bari Musawwir), EarthShakerTM (Tristan England), Scooby-DooTM (Myranda Cozad), Soldier FortuneTM Black Ops (Tony Ochs), Megalodon® (Austin Minton), Monster MuttTM (Tanner Root), El Toro Loco ® (Elvis Lainez)

SUNDAY EVENING

EVENT POINTS

Soldier Fortune Black Ops 33

EarthShaker 32

Grave Digger 29

Zombie 27

Megalodon 26

Monster Mutt 19

El Toro Loco 18

Scooby-Doo15

 

Racing

Round 1

Monster Mutt defeated Zombie

Megalodon defeated Scooby-Doo

Grave Digger defeated EarthShaker

El Toro Loco defeated Soldier Fortune Black Ops

Semi-Finals

Monster Mutt defeated Megalodon

El Toro Loco defeated Grave Digger

Finals

El Toro Loco defeated Monster Mutt

 

ATV Racing Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

2 Wheel Skills Winner: EarthShaker

Donut Winner: EarthShaker

Speedster Obstacle Course Winner: Megalodon

Freestyle Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

 

Recap: After being so close time and time again early this season, Sunday in Tacoma was finally Tony Ochs night to break through. Off the strength of two competition wins, including a show-stopping Freestyle, Soldier Fortune Black Ops walked away with what should be the first of many Overall Event Championships in 2020.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 39

EarthShaker 36

Soldier Fortune Black Ops 32

Zombie 26

Megalodon 20

El Toro Loco 18

Scooby-Doo17

Monster Mutt 16

 

Racing

Round 1

Monster Mutt defeated Soldier Fortune Black Ops

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

Megalodon defeated Scooby-Doo

EarthShaker defeated El Toro Loco

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt

EarthShaker defeated Megalodon

Finals

Grave Digger defeated EarthShaker

 

ATV Racing Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

2 Wheel Skills Winner: EarthShaker

Donut Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

Speedster Obstacle Course Winner: Grave Digger

Freestyle Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

 

Recap: It was three Overall Event Championships in a row for Grave Digger. Impressively Brandon Vinson was able to win each in different fashion — with the only constant being getting off a great start with a Monster Jam Racing win. Although Brandon has captured three consecutive trophies, he still finds himself looking up at EarthShaker’s Tristan England in the Series Point Standings in what should be a great season-long battle.

SATURDAY EVENING

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 35

EarthShaker 32

Zombie 28

Soldier Fortune Black Ops 26

Megalodon 25

El Toro Loco 20

Scooby-Doo 20

Monster Mutt 15

 

Racing

Round 1

EarthShaker defeated Megalodon

Grave Digger defeated El Toro Loco

Zombie bye run

Scooby-Doo defeated Monster Mutt

 

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated EarthShaker

Zombie defeated Scooby-Doo

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Zombie

 

ATV Racing Winner: El Toro Loco

2 Wheel Skills Winner: EarthShaker

Donut Winner: EarthShaker

Speedster Obstacle Course Winner: Grave Digger

Freestyle Winner: Zombie

 

Recap: Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome was eerily similar to the afternoon event in a lot of ways. Both events a Grave Digger Overall Event Championship where Brandon Vinson opened things up with a Monster Jam Racing win. Tristan England also doubled-up, taking a second 2 Wheel Skills Challenge win for EarthShaker. And Bari Musawwir closed things out with another backflip, leading to yet another Freestyle win for Team Zombie. It’s worth noting that while a few other athletes have come close, no one other than EarthShaker or Grave Digger has managed to take an Overall Championship yet on Triple Threat West. Also, a special congratulations is in order for Elvis Lainez of El Toro Loco, who was able to win his first career ATV Racing competition on Saturday night. Congrats Elvis!

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

 

EVENT POINTS

Grave Digger 32

EarthShaker 30

Zombie 26

Megalodon 24

Soldier Fortune Black Ops 24

Monster Mutt 23

Scooby-Doo 22

El Toro Loco 22

 

Racing

Round 1

Grave Digger defeated EarthShaker

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated Megalodon

El Toro Loco defeated Scooby-Doo

Monster Mutt defeated Zombie

 

Semi-Finals

Grave Digger defeated Solider Fortune

Monster Mutt defeated El Toro Loco

 

Finals

Grave Digger defeated Monster Mutt

 

ATV Racing Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

2 Wheel Skills Winner: EarthShaker

Donut Winner: Grave Digger

Speedster Obstacle Course Winner: Megalodon

Freestyle Winner: Zombie

 

Recap: Saturday night in Tacoma was all about Brandon Vinson and Grave Digger. Although he only won two competitions, he managed to grab enough points throughout the event to take the Overall Event Championship even though he didn’t make it to the floor for Freestyle. Elsewhere, Megalodon, Soldier Fortune Black Ops and Zombie have started to put together a nice run in the Speedster Obstacle Course, ATV and Freestyle, respectively. Especially with two of those competitions acting as qualifiers for World Finals, it’s something to keep an eye on as the early season continues.

FRIDAY EVENING

 

 

EVENT POINTS

 

EarthShaker 39

Megalodon 33

Soldier Fortune Black Ops 30

Grave Digger 24

El Toro Loco 21

Monster Mutt 21

Scooby-Doo 17

Zombie 15

 

Racing

Round 1

Scooby-Doo defeated Megalodon

Soldier Fortune Black Ops defeated El Toro Loco

Monster Mutt defeated Grave Digger

EarthShaker defeated Zombie

Semi-Finals

Scooby-Doo defeated Solider Fortune

EarthShaker defeated Monster Mutt

Finals

EarthShaker defeated Scooby-Doo

 

ATV Racing Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

2 Wheel Skills Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

Donut Winner: EarthShaker

Speedster Obstacle Course Winner: EarthShaker

Freestyle Winner: Soldier Fortune Black Ops

 

Recap: Tristan England and Tony Ochs stole the show in Tacoma on Friday night as EarthShaker and Soldier Fortune Black Ops accounted for all the competition wins with three apiece. Unfortunately for Tony, truck breakage that he sustained during his winning 2 Wheel run kept him out of the Donut competition, causing him to leave crucial points on the board in the second half. Although he came back to win Freestyle — it was too little, too late as Tristan had stockpiled enough points to secure his second Overall Event Championship of the young season. This win, and Brandon Vinson’s off night, pushed EarthShaker past Grave Digger and to the top of the Season Standings by 14 points.

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