Canyon Lake athletes Capron and Corey Funk were back in the news recently after competing in the Nitro World Games at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, July 16.
Described as “the biggest event in the history of action sports,” the Nitro World Games aired live on NBC during prime time.
Created by extreme sports icon Travis Pastrana with Nitro Circus CEO and Creative Director Michael Porra, the Nitro World Games featured the best athletes from across the globe in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skate, inline, scooter and more.
“Action sports is about progression; pushing the envelope to go bigger, faster and farther than ever before,” says Pastrana. “When it comes to competition, I expect to see the best of the best going head to head, attempting tricks no one has ever seen before. With the Nitro World Games, we wanted to create an event that raised the bar and took action sports to the next level.”
Capron and Corey earned a spot to compete among the world’s top five athletes seeking to become the Scooter Best Tricks World Champion with three attempts to execute the two highest scoring tricks.
Capron placed 1st with a triple front flip and a double back flip scooter flip, and Corey came in 3rd with a double flip whip and a whip umbrella whip triple.
The Friday Flyer readers may recall last fall when, Corey, 19, and Capron, 22, returned from “down under” after winning 1st and 2nd place respectively in the three-stop Scooter Hut Pro Series held in Melbourne, Australia from September 24 to October 1. Between them, they brought home $20,000 in prize money.
The Funk Brothers normally podium at every competition in which they participate, and Capron is the United States champion.