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2018 Dirt Nationals winner to audition for Nitro Circus

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Taupo’s very own Jed Mildon, the Nitro Circus athlete and BMX world record quadruple flipper, is judging the BMX Dirt Nationals event in Taupo this Saturday, and offering the winner an audition for a place in Nitro Circus’ You Got This tour, the global action sports show coming to New Zealand in March.

The only Kiwi BMX rider to tour with the world’s biggest action sports show, Jed says this weekend’s Dirt Nationals in Taupo is a genuine opportunity for an emerging rider to audition for Nitro Circus’ five-stadium New Zealand tour this summer.

"We have a good number of Kiwi riders who have trained hard and got really good - there’s a really high standard of riding coming through."

Jed identifies Jaden Leeming, a 25 year old Red Bull sponsored rider from Auckland’s North Shore as one to watch, along with Joe Simpson who has been integral in developing the jumps at the Spa Park facility.

Nitro Circus athlete manager Ricky Melnik says "Jed approached me in Europe on our recently completed tour, about the idea of having the winner of this event getting a chance to ride on the Nitro Circus Tour."

"New Zealand has such a rich history of action sports talent, especially in BMX, with Jed Mildon being at the very forefront of that talent pool. He is so passionate about his country and his sport, how could we not agree to this?".

He says, "Jed’s best character trait by far is his willingness to help others be the best versions of themselves. Not just in BMX but in all aspects of life. He’s a great ambassador for Nitro Circus, the sport of BMX and New Zealand. We are extremely excited to see the winner of the Dirt Nationals competition test themselves on the Nitro 55 foot Gigantaramp."

The winner will be invited to audition in Auckland in March for a spot in Nitro Circus’ You Got This 2019 tour of New Zealand. The five-stadium tour comes to Auckland’s Eden Park on 9 March, Hamilton’s FMG Stadium on 10 March, Wellington’s Westpac stadium on 15 March, Napier’s Maclean Park on 17 March and AMI Stadium in Christchurch on 23 March.

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