Vans BMX Pro Cup Mexico – Regional Qualifier

Cauan Madona Prevails Against Stacked Field at Vans BMX Pro Cup Guadalajara Regional Qualifier

Madona, Torres Gomez, and Sousa Secure Invites to Series World Championship

Guadalajara, MEXICO (June 3, 2017) – The Vans BMX Pro Cup closed out the final rounds of the third regional qualifier event this afternoon, securing the final competitive field of 31 promising BMX talents and top-ranking tour pros to compete Sunday, June 4 in global qualifiers at the city’s beloved Montenegro Skatepark.

The crowds in Guadalajara, Mexico witnessed Brazil’s Cauan Madona surpass 50 local and international riders in today’s open prelims with his fluid riding style and powerful tricks to claim a victorious first place, securing his invite to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championship in California and earning a sweet $1,000 USD prize. Tracking close behind, local hero Jose Gabriel Torres Gomez showcased unstoppable energy and diverse trick choices to earn second-place, while Brazilian Caio Sousa’s back-to-back maneuvers placed him in third, joining Madona and Torres Gomez with invites to the World Championship. In a special highlight of the day, David Peraza pulled a clean backflip transfer straight into a front-flip over the bump-jump.

In the women’s division, BMX pioneer and USA rider Nina Buitrago ranked as today’s top rider with her steady 50/50 grinds, soap box feeble grind and bold wall-rides on the stone-faced wall Angie Marino’s relaxed style and fearless riding made her the second highest scoring woman as she tackled a massive bowl transfer in today’s contest. Since Buitrago and Marino already have invites, Mexico natives Tania Torres Reyes and Margarita Judith Valenzuela Meraz will earn spots in the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series World Championship women’s division.

Luis Medina

Cory Foust – Full gallery at

The final Vans BMX Pro Cup Global Qualifier of the season begins Sunday, June 4, as the top 14 advancers from today’s contest will meet the 15 advancing series pros and two wildcards for an adrenaline-charged park terrain competition!

 Vans BMX Pro Cup Regional Qualifier Results –
Advancing to Tomorrow’s Vans BMX Pro Cup Guadalajara Global Qualifier

  1. Cauan Madona, Invited to World Championships
  2. Jose Gabriel Torres Gomez, Invited to World Championships
  3. Caio Sousa, Invited to World Championships
  4. Luis Medina
  5. Daniel Rosales
  6. Jamie Cooper-Ellis
  7. Michael Mogollon
  8. Irving Joaquin Acosta Reyes
  9. Chris Doyle
  10. Parker Heath
  11. Cory Foust
  12. Kurt Perkins
  13. Josué Jairo Espinoza Araiza
  14. David Peraza 

Full Results: RQ Final, RQ Semi-Final

Vans BMX Pro Cup Global Series riders, advancing to Mexico:
Chase Hawk              USA
Corey Walsh             CAN
Sergio Layos             ESP
Larry Edgar               USA
Matt Cordova            USA
Dennis Enarson        USA
Gary Young              USA
Ben Wallace              USA
Pat Casey                 USA
Tom Dugan               USA
Jason Watts               AUS
Kevin Peraza            USA
Alex Hiam                  AUS
Corey Bohan             AUS
Dan Foley                 USA

The Vans BMX Pro Cup series debuts in 2017 as the world’s definitive platform for BMX park terrain competition, showcasing the most talented BMX athletes from across the globe. The Vans BMX Pro Cup kicks off its inaugural season in Sydney, Australia as the series embarks on a four-stop global tour, concluding with the crowning of the first-ever Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champion. For more information on competition format, locations, athletes and sanctioning, please visit
Photos by Colin Mackay


Vans BMX Pro Cup Regional Qualifier – USA
June 27-29, 2017
Woodward Camp East
Woodward, PA
Top 3 riders earn an invite to the Vans BMX Pro Cup World Championships