FMX: Season finale summary, champion crowned

Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg Dominates Vans Triple Crown Twitch wins 4 of the 6 Vans Triple Crown of FMX events and takes the title BALTIMORE, MD. (December 4, 2004) - The final stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Freestyle Motocross landed at the...

Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg Dominates Vans Triple Crown
Twitch wins 4 of the 6 Vans Triple Crown of FMX events and takes the title

BALTIMORE, MD. (December 4, 2004) - The final stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Freestyle Motocross landed at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore where Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg came in alone in first place. Stenberg, winning two of the first four stops of the Vans Triple Crown Series, looked to win his first Vans Triple Crown of Freestyle Motocross title.

The 2002 Vans Champion Kenny Bartram came out with guns blazing and finished as the number one qualifier after Friday's round one. Beau Bamburg second and Jim McNeil third rounded out the top three qualifiers while Stenberg qualified fourth. Jake Windham, needing only to finish ahead of Myles Richmond to secure his second career IFMA Championship, qualified in the sixth spot as Richmond finished eleventh. Windham, the 2000 IFMA Champion joins Bartram as the only rider to win two IFMA Championships.

In Friday's final, Windham was able to take the hot seat from Drake McElroy with a score of 93.4, which would stand until Stenberg took the course. Stenberg landed several back flip variations and used the entire course to lay down a combination of seat grab and off the bike combinations. McNeil and Bamburg both could not put together runs that would take out Stenberg, both slipping up in their routines. Bartram took the course as the last rider to contend with Stenberg. Bartram's' score of 94.0 was not enough to take Friday's title opening the door for Stenberg's first Vans Triple Crown Championship.

"I finished my run with about 17-seconds left, the only thing I could do was pull off a few more back flip variations to try to win this thing," I can't believe I pulled off that many tricks in the final," said Kenny Bartram after his final run.

Stenberg was Saturday night's number one qualifier followed by Bartram in second and Bamburg in third. Jim McNeil needed the second round in order to qualify for the main event but wasted little time taking over the hot seat from 2004 IFMA Champ Jake Windham. McNeil's score of 94.0 was enough to last through Dustin Miller, Drake McElroy and Bamburg until Bartram took the course. Bartram put together a flawless run with numerous back flip variations and the energy that only Bartram can deliver. His score of 94.4 was enough to take the Vans Hot Seat. The last rider of the night took the course needing a near perfect run to over take the cowboy. Stenberg nailed that run, scoring a 94.6 to earn the win and his first Vans Championship of Freestyle Motocross. <pre> Friday's Vans Championship of Freestyle Motocross Results: 1. Jeremy Stenberg 94.2 2. Kenny Bartram 94.0 3. Jim McNeil 93.8 4. Jake Windham 93.4 5. Drake McElroy 93.0

Saturday's Vans Championship of Freestyle Motocross Results: 1. Jeremy Stenberg 94.6 2. Kenny Bartram 94.0 3. Jim McNeil 94.0 4. Beau Bamburg 93.8 5. Drake McElroy 93.7

For complete weekend results from Baltimore along with up to date points standings visit www.fmx.cc.com

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