Monster Army Recon Tour West Coast Round 1 from Mission Valley YMCA, SD

Jun 18, 2013
First West Coast Stop from Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skate & Bike Park in San Diego, CA

SOLANA BEACH, CA (June 18, 2013) – The Monster Army Recon Tour presented by Replay XD kicked off its first stop on the west coast leg Saturday, June 15th at the Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skate & Bike Park. Kids poured in from all over California, Nevada, Arizona, and even a few from the East Coast. With BMX pro Ryan Guettler on the mic, kids were throwing massive tricks all day trying to impress the judges. Tour sponsors helped keep the energy alive in the vendor area blasting tunes and grilling food all day. Each division brought an extreme amount of talent and the Play Open division was stacked with heavy competition. Rounding out the top five in Play Open were Parker Heath, Derek Kenny, Wesley Hark, Declan Brooks, and Ross Lanier. Ross earned the first place position and the all expense paid trip to Mike Spinner's backyard by putting together a high intensity run and huge back to back tricks.

Special thanks to our tour partners Monster Army, Hookit, Replay XD, A3, Vans, XRyderz, Madcatz, Pro-Tec,, Hyper BMX, Mike Spinner, Ryan Guettler, Fat Tony, and Charlie and Lazslo from YMCA.

Final results from each division:

Play Open Final Results:
1st- Ross Lanier
2nd- Declan Brooks
3rd- Wesley Hark

16 + Final Results:
1st- Brad Thomas
2nd- Tyler Vosburgh
3rd- Tyler Thompson

13-15 Final Results:
1st- Paul Shariff
2nd- Emmet Thomas
3rd- Antonio Chavez

12 and Under Final Results:
1st- Kaden Stone
2nd- Andrew Casarez
3rd- Jacob Blais

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About the Recon Tour
The Recon Tour was started by Hookit and Monster Energy as is an intelligence-gathering mission to find the best up and coming athletes in the nation through contests for BMX, Snowboard and Ski. We work closely with key partners to support the future of action sports and provide a better platform for the athletes to advance in their sports. For more information on the Recon Tour,
visit Follow the tour on Facebook at, on Twitter @recontour, and on instagram @recontour. To get involved as a sponsor or partner, please contact Jody at 888-874-3374 ext. 133 or

About Hookit
Hookit is a powerful digital marketing platform for sports. Monster Energy, Dunlop, SPY, Recon Tour, TransWorld Media, Roadracing World, Jeremy McGrath, Justin Barcia, Aaron Gwin, Ryan Guettler and over a million other athletes, brands, spots, events and media partners use Hookit. Hookit exists to support athletes by plugging them into our growing network. Join the Movement -- find Hookit on your phone or > .

About Monster Army
Monster Army is a legion of athletes and fans that represent the Monster Energy brand all over the world. Join pros like Scotty Cranmer, Jamie Bestwick, Ryan Villopoto, Danny Kass and Rob Dyrdek and get insider access to the Monster Energy lifestyle - Athletes, Support, News, Music, Contests and Events. For more info, visit

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