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August 21, 2013 10:08 ET

Second Annual Mongoose Jam Goes Off at Camp Woodward

World's Top BMX Riders Compete in Three Competitions With a Blend of Camaraderie and Grit

MADISON, WI--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2013) - Mongoose Bikes, a brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B) (TSX: DII.A), today announced the Second Annual Mongoose Jam competition results. Six teams led by Mongoose riders Greg Illingworth, Steve McCann, Paul Ryan, Ben Wallace, Cam White and Kevin Peraza went head to head in Dirt, Park and Street competitions over a three day period from August 14 - 16 at Camp Woodward in Woodward, PA. Constantly pushing the sport of BMX, the event featured 30 pros and six amateurs from around the world. At the end of the competition Team McCann took home the largest portion of the $50,000 prize and the glory of the win.

Day One - Dirt Comp
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Mongoose Jam kicked off with the Dirt Comp at Big Dirt. Each team had at least two riders competing with the option to have all their riders show off their Dirt skills. Competitors rode the Dirt course four times and each team's top two scores were averaged for a final score. The win went to the team with the highest averaged score. The crowd went insane for Rob Darden's (Team White) 720 and Daniel Sandoval's (Team McCann) 360 downside whip and no handed front flip. At the end of the Dirt round, it was Jeremiah Smith's run that propelled Team McCann to the win.

Dirt Comp Top Three Individual

  1. Jeremiah Smith (Team McCann)
  2. Daniel Sandoval (Team McCann)
  3. Pat Casey (Team Peraza)

Day Two - Park Comp
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The Mongoose Jam Park Comp went down in Lot 8 at Camp Woodward on Thursday. The second Mongoose Jam competition featured 27 riders, including 21 of the world's best pros and all six amateur Woodward campers. Each rider was given 40 seconds and three runs, with the best session counting as their final score. Riders were scored by a panel of three judges that focused on the number and difficulty of the tricks, along with the guys' unique ride style. It was Mongoose team captain Kevin Peraza that came away with the win in the Park competition. During his session he landed a huge 360 downside over the spine.

Park Comp Top Three Individual

  1. Kevin Peraza (Team Peraza)
  2. Dennis Enarson (Team Wallace)
  3. Daniel Sandoval (Team McCann)

Day Three - Street Comp
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Friday was the Street Comp at Camp Woodward Target Plaza. The third and final competition decided who would take home the win and the largest portion of the $50,000 prize.

Riders went in three heats and competed in three different zones, offering them the chance to show off a variety of skills. Despite being out of his usual Park environment in riding Street, Mongoose team captain Kevin Peraza pulled off some crazy lines and placed second. After an incredible day it was Chad Kerley (Team Wallace) who won the Street Comp.

Street Comp Top Three Individual

  1. Chad Kerley (Team Wallace)
  2. Kevin Peraza (Team Peraza)
  3. Jeremiah Smith (Team McCann)

The overall scores for the six teams were tallied from each of the rider's points in each competition. The mix of styles and creativity from both the amateurs and the pros made the competition unique and exciting to watch. Mongoose Jam came down to the final event to determine the winners -- going into the street competition Team McCann and Peraza were tied. In the end, it was Team McCann that assembled the best mix of all-around riders to take home the victory.

Overall Team Standings (Final)

  1. Team McCann
  2. Team Peraza
  3. Team Wallace
  4. Team Illingworth
  5. Team Ryan
  6. Team White

Keep up with Mongoose events and the latest news from the brand and its team riders at Facebook.com/MongooseBikes, @Mongoose on Twitter and on Instagram. For more information on Mongoose and its collection of BMX bikes, go to Mongoose.com.

ABOUT MONGOOSE

For almost 40 years, Mongoose has been in the dirt, on the trails and off the ramps. Mongoose is a brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B) (TSX: DII.A). Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. Dorel's powerfully branded products include Safety 1st, Quinny, Cosco, Maxi-Cosi and Bébé Confort in Juvenile as well as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, SUGOI, Charge Bikes, IronHorse, InSTEP, KidTrax and the GURU Experience in Recreational/Leisure. Dorel has annual sales of over US$2.5 billion and employs close to 5,400 in facilities located in twenty-four countries worldwide. From the first products -- to its current crop of BMX, Mountain and pavement bikes, Mongoose is synonymous with bikes that perform on the smoothest single track to the biggest drops and riders looking for trails that never end and keep the party going. For more information, visit www.mongoose.com.

ABOUT CAMP WOODWARD

Founded in 1970 in rural central Pennsylvania, Camp Woodward facilities host thousands of aspiring and professional action sports, gymnastics and cheer athletes from around the world, including current and future Olympians. The company recently expanded its properties to include training facilities for snowboarding and skiing, including Woodward Tahoe and Woodward at Copper Mountain, Colorado; summer camps at Woodward West (www.woodwardwest.com) in Southern California; and Woodward Beijing outside of Beijing, China. For more information on Camp Woodward, please visit www.campwoodward.com.

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