X Games 17 Wrap-Up

As the 17th X Games comes to an end in LA, I wish I had watched more of it. The X Games are always super entertaining, and I try to watch as many events as I can. For those of you who didn’t catch every singe event, here’s a wrap-up of the winners in each event.

Skate:

Park: Rookie Raven Tershy managed to beat defending gold medalist Pedro Barros by 1 point to win the Park competition.

Big Air: Bob Burnquist took gold in Big Air, pulling a huge switch frontside 540 followed buy a lien-to-frontside grab 540 to win his first gold in Big Air since 2008

Street: 16-year-old Nyjah Huston barely beat out Luan Oliveira and Ryan Sheckler for the Skateboard Street gold medal, the YOUNGEST skater to ever win gold in the event.

Vert: Mega athlete Shaun White stunned fans as he took out defending champ PLG with an insane last run to take gold in Vert for the first time since 2007.

BMX:

Big Air: Australian Steve McCann won his first X Games gold with a massive double front flip followed by a double tail whip.

Vert: Jamie Bestwick took home his FIFTH straight Vert gold medal, proving his dominance once again in this event.

Street: Garrett Reynolds grabbed gold for the FOURTH year in a row, crushing the competition and winning 6 points ahead of second place.

Park: Daniel Dhers defended his gold medal title in Park with a super sick last run that gave him the edge over silver medalist Dennis Enarson

Moto X:

Step Up: Matt Buyten, from Minden NV, claimed his fourth Step Up gold medal setting a new record of 37 ft.

Best Trick: 19-year-old Jackson Strong took gold in Best Trick with the first ever front flip landed in the X Games event, Pastrana had a gnarly crash, breaking his leg while attempting a corked 720.

Freestyle: Nate Adams took home gold for his first time since 2004 in Freestyle.

Speed & Style: Nate Adams defeated in a hard fought battle for the Speed & Style gold medal.

Enduro X: Polish rider Taddy Blazusiak took home gold in the crazy new Enduro X event. Maria Forsberg won gold for the women’s event.

Rally:

RallyCross: Brian Deegan took gold in RallyCross, surpassing Pastrana in his modified, hand-operated Subaru and broken leg for his first ever gold medal.

Racing: British driver Liam Doran beat Marcus Gronholm to win gold in the Rally Car Racing event.

This year’s X Games was no disappointment, from Shaun White’s sick-nasty vert performance to Travis Pastrana’s unwillingness to give up and Steve McCann’s Big Air Performance. Now we have to wait until Winter X Games…

Feel free to leave any questions or comments below!

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