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KING OF NEW YORK 2008


After an incredible weekend of riding by all, Jeremiah Smith, 21, left no doubt who would be the 2008 King of New York Pro Champion. It was his to lose as Jeremiah slammed the door on the eighteen other pros competing by qualifying first on Saturday. He kept up the intensity during Sunday’s Final with smooth riding and flow, busting out non-stop with tricks like wall-ride to barspin, double whips, wall-ride to tuck no hander, barspin-to-tailwhip, and no-brake tire tap to foot jam on the big sub. Second place finisher Dzavid Radoncic, 16, out of Brooklyn was hungry too with 720s over the spine, and big tailwhips and turndowns on the concrete quarter. Rounding out the top three was Ronnie Surridge, who raised everyone’s blood pressure with the gnarliest nose dive spine 360s, and quarterpipe 540s. Three-time King of New York and reigning Pro Champion Jorge Jovel finished eighth but still wowed the fans despite a serious elbow infection, throwing down big front flips, and huge wall taps and quarter pipe airs.

The Bronx came out to rep full force in Brooklyn, with Franky Navarro, 18, and David Lawrence, 16, taking their respective wins in the Expert and Beginner classes. Fresh off his gold medal SuperPark X Games win the weekend before, Daniel Dhers even came to hang out and support his peers. Finally, undaunted by the rain falling after the awards ceremonies, bands Face Death, Night Swim, and Big Grin rocked out and played to finish off a great KoNY weekend.

To view a complete list of results and for more on KoNY, check out: kingofnewyorkbmx.com.