How did the jam come about?
Probably less than 8 weeks ago, at a Rockstar event in Waco, I was given the opportunity to do an event. I had been asking to do a Born & Raised event at the Rockstar Park in Houston, but they wanted to take it to a little bit higher level, and make sure we got a good a handful of the best amateur bowl riders out right now. We’ve been working on it the past month.
You’ve organized other jams like Born & Raised; how was it organizing this?
This one turned more into an invite event. I came up with a list of dudes in bowl riding. We’ve gotten confirmation from almost all of them. After that, I realized there are going to be people I leave off, so we’re going to leave registration open for a small amount of people; we’re going to cap off entries. The structure of this will be a little different. We’re going to run a qualifying with all the Ams that are there to participate; from qualifying we’ll take 10 to semi-finals with 6 pre-qualified pros, and then a 7-man final. I wanted to create an event that will have some surprises in the outcome, I guess. I think we’re going to see that.
That’s sweet there’s a women’s class also.
Equal prize purses for both classes. Obviously this is the first event that we’re doing, but our plan is to grow this bigger, and do more and more; making it a men's and women’s event from the get-go is what we wanted to do. We’re stoked to see everyone coming out.