Winner of Throdwn “Factory For a Weekend”

May 10, 2017 by  

Braydon Vititow Wins Factory For a Weekend

The local track is where it’s at this summer! Over the past several weeks, BMXers from across the country created videos to promote their local track as part of the Throdwn “Factory For a Weekend” contest.

Starting on April 21, contestants worked hard to promote their videos to friends, family and others in the BMX community. The video with the most likes, shares and views, added together, on May 5 at 11:59 Central Time would be the winner, and become “Factory For a Weekend” at the 2017 Music City Nationals in Nashville.

Before announcing the name of the winner, all the contestants need a high-five on creating their video and promoting their local track.

Of all the videos entered, the one by 13-year old Brayden Vititow of Mesa, AZ promoting Black Mountain BMX, captured the most likes, shares and views, with a total score of 73,365. Ryan Nester of Wyoming, MI was second with 67,531.

Braydon told News the following about his experience in the “Factory For a Weekend” contest:

On making the video
A friend from the track, Clive Christopher edited the video for me. He did it all on his iPhone and my step-dad used a Go Pro to get the track footage.

On people’s reaction to the video
The response was overwhelming! I was really surprised by it. I thought it was pretty cool to have some of the big names in BMX — Josh Banuelos, Bryce Batten, Tyler Brown and others sharing and liking it.

On finding out he won
Waiting for the notification was tough, I’m glad I didn’t have any tests in school on Monday! I was at home when the phone rang, and it was (Throdwn President) Charlie Jahnke saying “Congratulations buddy, you won the Factory For A Weekend Contest.” I don’t remember much after that.

A big congrats to Brayden and, again, to all contestants who entered videos.

Here is Brayden’s winning video:

Now the fun part starts: watching Brayden as he begins his “Factory For a Weekend” transformation. Plane tickets have been purchased and hotel reserved. His Throdwn Factory-Replica bike will be sized and built-up, as will his Factory Throdwn uniform—all waiting for him to arrive in Nashville, ahead of the three-day Music City Nationals.

Keep an eye on, and their Facebook page for the latest leading up to the big day.


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