Dan Corrigan reached deep into his bag of two-wheeled tricks to win the Red Bull Manny Mania U.S. Amateur National Final at Woodward East in central Pennsylvania over the weekend. Dan grew up 115 miles away in Hanover, Pennsylvania, but he had never been able to attend Camp Woodward until his win at the Baltimore Red Bull Manny Mania Am event earned him a trip there.
He stamped another ticket with his first-place finish on Saturday, as he will be going to New York City to represent the United States at the Red Bull Manny Mania Am World Final at Coleman Park on August 18.
“This was my first year to compete in Manny Mania, and I’m looking forward to going to New York City,” said Corrigan. “I’m curious to see the manual talent from other countries at the World Final.”
It was a close final between Corrigan, Weston Sparks and Ray Maldonado, but Dan’s consistent, technical manny combos all over the course earned him the win. After the contest, Joey Brezinski, the man behind the Red Bull Manny Mania series, told Dan that he was impressed by the frontside half Cab flip to nose manny he landed during competition.
The contest featured the eight amateur winners of local qualifiers around the country, along with one wildcard. Dan’s opportunity to skate in the Red Bull Manny Mania Am World Final puts him one win away from competing against the pros in their contest on August 19.
Red Bull Manny Mania U.S. Am Final Results:
1. Dan Corrigan
2. Weston Sparks
3. Ray Maldonado
4. Matt Ray
5. Japhey Dow
6. Trent Mconville
7. Matt Nesemann
8. Jordan Bradshaw
9. Blake Nestor