We are proud to announce that G-Form pro BMX rider Colton Satterfield took home bronze in the 2012 San Francisco Dew Tour BMX Dirt Finals! He progressed through both qualifier rounds to make the 8 person final in the biggest dirt event of the year, where he sat in 1st place until the last runs by TJ Ellis and Ryan Nyquist. Colton also placed 3rd in BMX Dirt Best Trick with a clean backflip barspin late tailwhip.
Here is what Colton had to say about the experience:
“Last weekend was one of the biggest contest of the year for me, and it went better than I ever could have imagined. The San Francisco Dew Tour Toyota Championships went down. Dew Tour had only one dirt comp this season, so they made it a big one. The top 30 pro riders in the world were invited and after 2 days of prelims and semi finals it was whittled down to an 8-man final. I felt good all week and was blessed enough to qualify through to the final. The night of the final I felt really good, left it all out on the course and was able to walk away with a podium spot in 3rd place. Super pumped how everything went. San Fran must be one of the wildest cities I have ever been to and the crowd made it such a great contest.
“This was my second contest for G-form, the last being the MegaRamp Comp in Brazil where I was lucky enough to come away with the win. From then to now I cannot even believe how fast I have seen G-form pads taking off inside of BMX. Us BMXers hate bulky pads as well as injuries and G-form is like the miracle fix to our problems. The G-form secret has been spreading like wildfire through BMX. The first day I showed up and all of us riders were padding up – I couldn’t believe the amount of riders that were rocking G-form already. From the street riders that never used to wear pads to turning around and seeing BMX legend Cory Nastazio randomly throwing on some G-form knees. Those who weren’t wearing them were quickly talking about them and where they could get them. I am pretty happy to see the other riders picking up on this and so interested. G-form is taking over!
“I want to thank everyone in the G-form family for their support and love. Above truly loving the product and believing in its superiority, the dudes behind the pads are some seriously rad dudes, which is huge. The support and love for all things action sports and sport in general is huge. Rad, rad people. I feel honored to be a part of G-form. Glad to be able to get on the podium in such a big awesome stage as Dew Tour. Here is to many many more successes together! Thanks for the love. Now go shred.”
We’re excited to have such a talented, well-rounded rider and G-Form enthusiast on the team, and we’re committed to bringing top protection to top action sports athletes like Colton Satterfield.
See what NBC’s Extreme Sports group AlliSports had to say about the results:
“Third place went to a rider that has proved to everyone over the years that he is here to stay, Colton Satterfield. He came prepared to send himself and see what happened. “Honestly I just wanted to come into this and have fun with no stress and just do what I wanted to do,” said Satterfield. With that said, Satterfield threw tricks like an alley-oop 360 double tailwhip, a backflip barspin to late tailwhip and a 360 downside whip-to-whip back. In the grand scheme of things all of those tricks individually are incredibly difficult and to land any one of those is a feat in and of itself. Satterfield has been steadily making a great name for himself on the tour and commented about how good the jumps at this stop were. “The jumps were probably the smoothest they have ever been and they kept them dialed the entire time,” said Satterfield. Satterfield was also stoked on the feel of the contest and said, “The overall vibe of the contest was one of the best to date. San Fran has some of the wildest characters but it made for the most energetic crowd. They were pumped and it makes us want to ride even harder when we see that they are into it.” (Source: http://www.allisports.com/dew-tour/event/san-francisco-2012/news/ryan-nyquist-dew-tours-2012-bmx-dirt-champion)
For more media coverage of the event, you can watch the highlights here:
See the full final results and some great action shots of Colton here:
1st Place – Ryan Nyquist 90.87
2nd Place – TJ Ellis 89.19
3rd Place – Colton Satterfield 89.13
4th Place – Dennis Enarson 88.56
5th Place – Kyle Baldock 88.31
6th Place – Luke Parslow 87.56
7th Place – Kevin Peraza 87.12
8th Place – James Foster 86.75
Congratulations on an awesome ride, Colton!