Repo: FA Battleground Contest + Official Edit

Text: François “Fan” Debroux.
Photos: Glenn Mehltretter & Robert & Ruben Castillo, Kevin Cunningham.

Massive thanks to François for reaching out with this awesome repo following on from Barre’s Oya Street Jam repo. So good to have people all over the world contributing towards Flatmattersonline!

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Benjamin Hudson wins 2023 Battleground

The first annual Battleground contest went down in Ohio this weekend, and went off. We will be posting run footage later today. Congratulations to all winners, Benjamin Hudson, Ruben Castillo, Fan Debroux, Ron Metzger, and Glenn Mehltretter. And best trick going to Terry Adams.


  1. Ben Hudson
  2. Pete Brandt
  3. Jean William Prevóst
  4. Terry Adams
  5. Jean Francois Bouilliane
  6. Omari Cato
  7. Cesar Rangel
  8. Joe Cicman

Mid School / Legends.

  1. Ruben Castillo
  2. Todd Carter
  3. Bertrand Williams


  1. Fan Debroux
  2. Andrew Graziano
  3. Anthony Schneidewind


  1. Ron Metzger
  2. Matt Veach
  3. Ron Seay


  1. Glenn Mehltretter
  2. Andy Pandemic
  3. Bri Welch

Best Trick winner.

Terry Adams.

Hang 5 Podcast: Chris Young Episode 37

It’s time for episode 37 of the Hang 5 Podcast, listen to Chris Young’s story.

“Our guest today is a lifelong flatland rider. We discuss his BMX roots, meeting the legendary Plywood Hoods, becoming part of the crew, riding hard, turning pro, being in the early X games, having to make difficult choices to take care of his family, reconnecting with the scene after many years and competing again, battling injuries, launching Flatland Assassins as a way to give back to the community, the evolution of the scene between then and now, organizing FA Battlegrounds and so much more. Go listen to the passion and get stoked!”