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Chase Pauza from Huntley won 3rd place at Freestyle BMX Amateur Tournament

ILLINOIS, VILLA PARK – The first Freestyle BMX Amateur Tournament sponsored by Koslow Cycle took place on September 11th at the Villa Park Oktoberfest. Sixteen BMX riders from as far as St. Charles came to compete and be part of the fundraiser for the skatepark. The participants did not disappoint the spectators with their performances. The riders were judged Kevin Porter, Tony Laconte and Kyle Hodge, whom are all professional BMX riders themselves.

First place went Alex Wright from Hoffman Estates, IL Second place was awarded to Garrett Acker from Villa Park and third place to Chase Pauza from Huntley, IL.

After the tournament the Pro BMX riders took the stage and performed a spectacular show for the crowd with a special surprise visit from 2010 X Games medalist Brian Kachinsky. Among the other professional riders were Tony Malouf, Matt Markese, Jeff Wescott and Josh Eilken along with Chris Brown from L.A., Milwaukee's Jeff Dowhen and Scotland's Kriss Kyle.

But the highlight of the event for many of the attendees was the opportunity to meet the pro riders and get their autographs. “I couldn’t’ believe all the pro’s that came out to support of our skatepark, this is incredible.” – said Villa Park resident John Anderson, as his 11 yr. son Cody was getting autographs.

At the end of the event Beverley Koslow, of Koslow Cycles, picked the winner of the two bicycles that were raffled off in support of the skatepark.

The Village of Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department and The Villa Park Skatepark Committee would like to thank all of the volunteers, sponsors and participants who made this event a great success, with a special thanks to the hard work and effort of Pamela Jones, Scott Mitchell of the Motivate Skate Shop, Brian Anderson, Koslow Cycle, Giant Bicycles, Haro Bicycle, and all of the other generous sponsors.



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