2020 Farm Jam - 3rd Feb 2020

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RIDERS DEFY THE ELEMENTS AT FARM JAM 2020

The 2020 Farm Jam in New Zealand’s South Island saw riders defy the elements to put on a memorable show for the 10th running of the iconic two-wheeled action sports event.
Despite high winds tearing across the southern hills, some of the world’s best riders took center stage and put on a show for the 3000-strong spectators who crowded the rolling hillsides.
The gales forced the freestyle motocross contest to be cancelled, with final results taken from Friday’s media-only freeride day; an afternoon where riders take to the rolling hills and judge each other on their skills and ability to adapt to a range of different features.
As a result, Californian freeride legend and X Games gold medallist Tyler Bereman came away with the win, with local teenage sensation Ben Wilson in second and fellow Kiwi Caleb De Lacy in third.
At his second appearance at the Farm Jam, Bereman was full of praise for the unique event. “This an event that’s really built by riders for riders. The vibe’s insane and it doesn’t matter who did what, everyone had a damn good time and I can’t thank the Frew family enough for their continued support of the action sports scene.”
The BMX and mountain-bike contests saw a reduced number of brave riders battle the winds and throw down their best tricks on the meticulously-sculpted dirt jumps.
Cambridge’s Paul Langlands was voted as having the run of the BMXers, while Canadian legend Brett Rheeder and Australian Mike Ross tied for the best mountain-bike run.
“This was my first time to the Farm Jam and I’ve never ridden an event like it,” explained Rheeder. “It’s great having a contest where it feels like you’re having an awesome time with your friends and still putting it on the line for the fans. It’s a one-of-a-kind event.”
Considering the weather conditions, Farm Jam organizers Dan and Brett Frew were satisfied with how the day’s proceedings and the willingness of the athletes to make the most of the opportunity and give the vocal spectators a great show.
“Weather-wise we’ve had a great run over the past 13 years. It was disappointing we couldn’t showcase each sport to its full potential, but we certainly made the most of the cards we were dealt,” says Brett. “The willingness for the boys to still go out and ride even in the dicey conditions was exciting and both the crowd and riders really got into it. At the end of the day, that’s what the spirit of the Farm Jam is all about.”
The next Farm Jam will be held in early 2022 at the same venue in Winton, New Zealand.
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About the Farm Jam
The Farm Jam began in 2008 on the Frew brothers’ 2,600-acre sheep farm in Otapiri Gorge, Southland, NZ. From its humble beginnings, it has rapidly grown into a bucket-list event for two-wheeled action-sports athletes, attracting some of the world’s biggest names in BMX, FMX, and MTB. The “jam” formats see each sport judged solely by the riders, with significant emphasis placed on judging riders from other disciplines. Thousands of spectators flock to the highly-anticipated event that was held annually until 2014.
 

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