Presented by Monster Energy, the BMX Triple Challenge is respected as the most progressive competition on the BMX dirt riding circuit. Now in its seventh year, the open-invite event continues to attract the elite of the sport as well as up-and-comers looking to make a name for themselves.
The standard BMX Triple competition format continued with three runs – best run counts – with the top eight moving onto the BMX Main Event. Sandoval took the top spot in qualifying with a barrage of combos that only he can do: 360 barspin-downside tailwhip-barspin on the first set, a 360 tailwhip-to-tailwhip back, and a 360 barspin-barspin-downside tailwhip.
Second place in Nashville went to Sandoval. With the overall title on the line and a bit of resentment for the judging at the last stop, the 2022 overall Triple Challenge winner dropped in with a vengeance. All the familiar combos from qualifying, but his first two runs ended with an absolutely insane dipped 360 superman seat grab. In his third run, he added yet another tailwhip over the second set for a 360 double tailwhip-to-tailwhip back and sent a 720 double barspin over the last set.
On the strength of overall season points, Sandoval finished in third place in the 2023 Monster Energy BMX Triple Challenge rankings.