Monster Energy congratulates BMX athletes Colton Walker and Kyle Baldock on their respective gold-medal victories in BMX Dirt and BMX Best Trick on the final day of X Games Minneapolis 2017. Walker took gold in the BMX Dirt competition, and Baldock won bronze. Just an hour later Baldock also won gold in the Dave Mirra’s BMX Best Trick final — his second. Wrapping up competitions at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis fans were treated to a spectacle as Monster Energy athletes dominated the day on their bikes. First up was the BMX Dirt Finals in which riders link up three consecutive jumps ranging in size from 17 to 25 feet before hitting a new addition to this year’s contest, a 10-foot quarterpipe at the end of the course.
X Games Minneapolis 2017 Day Four News and Results – Baldock Takes Top Spot in Dave Mirra's BMX Best Trick; Walker Grabs Gold in Fruit of the Loom BMX Dirt. The inaugural X Games Minneapolis came to an explosive end on Sunday as 27,000 fans packed U.S. Bank Stadium to cheer on the world’s premiere action sports athletes. With finals for the Fruit for the Loom BMX Dirt, Toyota Men’s Skateboard Park, Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick and the gravity-defying Real Cost Moto X Quarterpipe High Air followed by a spine-tingling performance by legendary local music act Atmosphere, Sunday was one for the books.
Opening the final day of competition was the Fruit of the Loom BMX Dirt Finals, an event where
Day three at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis displayed the embodiment of the action sports lifestyle as over 40,000 fans passed through the gates to witness the worlds best skateboarders, BMX and Moto X riders battle it out in the name of X Games glory. Today's action saw the Toyota Men’s BMX Park.
Action kicked off with the Toyota BMX Park Finals where Kevin Peraza took the win on the smooth transitions of the custom built course. Between massive airs, a stylish 360 tail-whip to table top and a technical 360 nose manual on top of the quarterpipe feature, the 22-year-old from Tucson, Arizona took his first ever gold in BMX Park with a score of 90.33. Trailing a full three points behind,
Monster Energy congratulates Kevin Peraza for his winning run on the BMX Park course at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis.The young rider made short work of the competition taking the victory in convincing fashion. This year X Games spared no expense in creating what many athletes are calling the best Park course in the long history of the games. Set inside the climate controlled US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, the deep bowls, unique features and silky smooth transitions afforded riders free reign to bring everything they had to the competition.
Unfortunately for the rest of the field, 22-years-old Kevin Perazawas on fire today. In a three run final, Peraza went to work right away bringing his tech street style to the big transitions of the park
X Games Minneapolis 2017 Day Two News and Results – Reynolds wins street, Foster Wins Gold in The Real Cost BMX Big Air. Day two of X Games Minneapolis saw a crowd of 32,000 enthusiastic fans gather at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the world's premier action sports athletes battle it out for X Games gold. Action included the BMX Street Final, Women's Skate Street Final, The Real Cost BMX Big Air and the crowd favorite, Pacifico Moto X Freestyle Final.
Following an afternoon of skateboard and BMX Qualifiers, the BMX Street Finals kicked off the evening's competitions. Once again it was the unstoppable Garrett Reynolds who took the top spot, winning his 9th gold medal in the event. Making quick work of the street course, Reynolds landed a
Monster Energy congratulates James Foster for his gold medal finish on the mega ramp at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis. This was Fosters first ever gold in BMX Big Air, an event in which he had placed third in two previous attempts. After a cancelled event last year in Austin due to severe weather, the BMX Big Air returned taking center stage on Friday night at the US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Without having to deal with the weather elements, and rallied by the cheers of a rowdy crowd, riders were afforded ideal conditions to take this one-of-a kind event to new heights. Taking the highest single score out of four attempts, the guys were judged on amplitude, style and technical difficulty.
With fanfare across the state of Minnesota, X Games Minneapolis made its anticipated debut today with athletes from around the world competing in a.o. the Fruit of the Loom BMX Vert Finals. After a three year run in Austin, Texas, competition moved north to Minneapolis and the state of the art US Bank Stadium. Continuing through the weekend, the venue will bear witness to Moto X, BMX and Skateboard athletes riding side by side in a one-of-a-kind venue with the majority of competitions under the same roof. In addition, a host of today's hottest musical acts will rock the city each night at the Commons stage located outside the stadium. All of this and a wide range of
After three successful years in Austin, Texas in which Jamie won two Gold’s and a Silver in the event, the new location proved fruitful for Bestwick who narrowly missed the top spot by fractions of a point. Kicking off competition outside the US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, the BMX Vert competition saw elite riders from around the world treat the notoriously nice people of Minnesota to a little piece of nasty. Riding on a ramp that's 13.5 feet high this year, competitors had a chance to go bigger than ever before on the new design. The free event drew a massive crowd who bore witness to a tight competition and a BMX legend in his element.
Incredibly, at 46-years-old Bestwick was competing against riders half his age, showing them a thing or two in the process — not only talent wise but by way of originality. Wasting no time on his first run, he threw down a Bestwick original with a massive look down flair before charging into a barrage of tricks including a clean alley-oop 540, a downside tailwhip, a flair downside whip, an opposite flair and a huge 540 before finishing with the supremely difficult opposite 540 — a trick that’s almost unheard of on the vert ramp.
“After I dropped in it was like — Ok we’re doin’ it,” said Bestwick in regards to his spontaneity.
Continuing to defy physics as well as his age, the British transplant who now lives in State College, Pennsylvania proceeded to stun his fellow competitors and judges alike on his second attempt floating an alley-oop 540 tailwhip, a front flair, and an opposite flair into another highly charge run.