Local Australians Matty Ballis and Hunter Cowen-Murphy join Dove on podium and secure invites to World Championships

Sydney, AUSTRALIA (April 12, 2019)  Vans BMX Pro Cup, the world’s leading platform for elite BMX park terrain competition, kicked off the first rounds of competition today at Five Dock Skatepark to showcase 35 eager and enthusiastic BMX riders from around the world battle it out for the chance to compete in the main event.

 With exciting energy pumping from the crowds and pressure mounting from the field, Brisbane’s Josh Dove prevailed as the striking outlier in the pre-lims and finals, outshining the field by landing stylish executions of classic tricks and flowing through the Five Dock course with pristine lines.

 Awarded by the judges for style, creativity, trick variation, and overall impression, Dove, the youngest rider in the field today at 16-years-old, emerged as the winner of the men’s regional qualifier. Dove is joined by Matty Ballis in second and Hunter Cowen-Murphy placing third. All three winners, hailing proudly from Australia, secured their invites to the World Championships in Huntington Beach, California later this year. 

The Vans Pro Cup main event continues tomorrow, April 13, beginning with a world-class exhibition of women’s BMX competition, followed by best trick contests presented by Red Bull and the final showcase to determine the official winners of the Sydney event. The top 20 rankings from the Finals round will advance to Germany, sparking even more excitement for the 2019 Vans BMX Pro Cup world title race.

 Converging at the beloved Five Dock Skatepark in the heart of Sydney’s Harbour, the first stop of the Vans BMX Pro Cup Tour presents a talented mix of regional BMX talent along with internationally-renowned athletes from USA, Europe, and Australia. Visit www.vansbmxprocup.com for the most up-to-date information on the tour, results, images and more. 


2019 Vans BMX Pro Cup: Sydney Regional Qualifier Results

Top 10 advance to semi-finals

1. Josh Dove

2. Matty Ballis

3. Hunter Cowen-Murphy

4. Tyrone Edwards

5. Dandy Stevenson

6. Jacob Deveney

7. Jayden Fuller

8. Ryan Hurst

9. Victor Peraza

10. Aaron Simone


2019 Vans BMX Pro Cup Confirmed Invites

Sydney, Australia



(In alphabetical order)

Matt Cordova              USA

Matty Cranmer             USA

Larry Edgar                  USA

Shane Ellis                   AUS

Dennis Enarson           USA

Kris Fox                       USA

Alex Hiam                    AUS

Parker Heath               USA

Boyd Hilder                  AUS

Alejandro Ibarra           ESP

Chris James                 AUS

Trey Jones                   USA

Sem Kok                      NED

Sergio Layos                ESP

Dylan Lewis                 AUS

Brandon Loupos          AUS

Cauan Madona            BRA

Kevin Peraza                USA

Benn Pigot                   AUS

Cody Pollard                AUS

Paul Thoelen               GER

Tom Van Den Bogaard NED

Corey Walsh                 CAN

Jason Watts                 AUS

Gary Young                  USA



(In alphabetical order)

Teresa Azcoaga           ESP

Nina Buitrago              USA

Natalyha Diehm           AUS

Angie Marino                USA

+ more TBC


Vans BMX Pro Cup Series: Australia Schedule

Five Dock Skatepark, Sydney


Saturday, April 13






Vans BMX Pro Cup Women’s

Red Bull Best Trick



Vans BMX Pro Cup Men’s – Tour Invites and Regional Advancers Only




Vans BMX Pro Cup Men’s

Red Bull Best Trick

Athlete Registration:


Culminating the 2019 season, the Vans BMX Pro Cup Series World Championships will take place in Huntington Beach, CA, United States on September 15 to crown the official 2019 Vans BMX Pro Cup World Champions. For updates and more information on competition format, locations, athletes and more, please visit www.vansbmxprocup.com.

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Josh Dove Colin Mackay