Nitro Circus is a collection of the world’s best action sports athletesand at X Games Minneapolis last weekend, the Nitro boys put their skills on display. Earning atotal of nine X Games Medals, Nitro Circus athletes cleaned up proving once again they are atthe top of their game. In BMX Big Air, James Foster took Gold in a dramatic finish while Kurtis Downs made his X Games debut stomping a solid run earning him the Bronze medal.
Monster Energy, the official energy drink of X Games Minneapolis 2017, congratulates its athletes on a hugely successful weekend of competition. The world-class team took a total of 14 medals across skateboarding, BMX, and Moto disciplines with four gold, seven silver and three bronze. Visit monsterenergy.com for exclusive content on all the team’s successes. The four-day event made its inaugural debut in the Twin Cities at the state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis drawing significant crowds with an estimated overall attendance of more than 100,000 fans.
For the opening night on Thursday, July 13, fans watched Skateboard Vert and BMX Vert finals
Heaven On Earth//BMX Athlete Mykel Larrin from Ivan Barra Films. Heaven on Earth is a short film following the philosphy and work ethic of pro BMX athlete Mykel Larrin as he strives to win gold at the 2017 X Games.
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,
Soooo, my wireless mic setup is getting zero range in this massive stadium, so I can't do any mic'd up stuff. My apologies. As a consolation prize, I strapped this new GoPro Karma Grip with the Cable Extension setup onto willing victims and had them give you a first person view around all the courses here at X Games. A sincere thanks to Drew Bezanson, Simon Tabron, Morgan Wade, Colin Varanyak, and Anthony Napolitan for being down.The setup didn't work too well for the street course, but hey, can't win 'em all.
Day 2 here at the XGAMES, riders are getting ready for there contests, I am practicing for the live announcing making sure everything goes all smooth. The riding here at the XGAMES is at another level, the dirt jumps are bigger than ever, the vert riders are going as high as they possibly can. I have no idea how they are able to go as high as they do. And the park riders are getting used to the course. Tomorrow the vert finals go down and are the first event of the XGAMES so get ready for that video!