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
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.
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.
Officially sponsoring X Games for the fourth year, Monster Energy proudly announces its team of athletes headed to X Games Minneapolis 2017, which makes its debut in the Twin Cities from July 13-16 at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis to compete for X Games gold and prize money. With four days of competition ahead, the Monster Energy team is ready for action. X Games Minneapolis 2017 has an incredible weekend in store, seamlessly blending completion across Skate, BMX, Moto X and Flat Track racing disciplines, as well as a variety of entertainment, music and activities suited for the whole family throughout X Fest, which will be located in the Medtronic Plaza at U.S. Bank Stadium and The Commons across the street in downtown Minneapolis. Monster Energy will feature athlete autograph signings, brand ambassadors, sampling and an outdoor lounge at X Fest.
Monster Energy congratulates Monster Army riders Colton Walker and Brian Fox on their first and third-place wins in BMX Triple Hit at the second Nitro World Games at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. With live coverage on NBC during a single three-hour broadcast, Monster Energy’s world-class athletes took a total of four trophies across tonight’s FMX and BMX events.
A progression-focused trick fest, the Triple Hit is three jumps where the only option is doing the three hardest tricks in succession. With the best riders in the world next to him, Walker stepped up to the challenge to take the win with his very last run in this insane event and his second consecutive win.
Officially partnering with Nitro World Games, Monster Energy proudly announces its team of athletes headed to Salt Lake City this weekend for the second Nitro World Games taking place on Saturday, June 24 at 4:30 pm (MDT) at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City with live coverage on NBC during a single three-hour broadcast. Created by Nitro Circus CEO and Creative Director Michael Porra and action sports legend Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games, the revolutionary action sports competition, will host the best athletes and biggest stars from across the globe in action sports’ most exciting disciplines to include freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, Skateboard, and scooter. Created to reinvigorate the world of action sports, Nitro World Games features new disciplines, formats, tricks and massive ramps along with a Nitro-invented live scoring format to ensure fans can
KEVIN KALKOFF | ESTHÉTIQUE by Monster Energy. Sometimes, BMX is more about the set up/spot and how you ride it rather than the amount of tricks that get done. Monster Energy BMX rider Kevin Kalkoff lives by that rule and brings you ‘ESTHÉTIQUE’ as a perfect example that’s its not what you do but how you do it.
The best backyard on the planet? Although it may be hard to imagine, the level of awesomeness that is Pat Casey’s private dirt and ramp setup is pure reality. With the help of Monster Energy, Pat debuts the newest additions to his Dream Yard as only he can, by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on a BMX bike…including an ender that will leave you dumbfounded.
Monster Energy congratulates Kyle Baldock on being crowned the overall champion of the inaugural three-stop Toyota BMX Triple Challenge. A scaled-down event that’s sole focus is to progress the level of tricks possible, the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge brought the best riders in the world to compete in a two jump, winner takes all huckfest. With a first place win in Anaheim, CA and a second place in Glendale, AZ, Baldock came to the third and final event in Atlanta with an 11-point lead. But, with the unique format of the event that gives points to the Best Trick event winner, the overall championship was really open for several heavy hitters to include Brandon Loupos, Nick Bruce, and Logan Martin to take the win.