The first-ever edition of X Games in Japan is officially live! Monster Energy congratulates its BMX and skateboard athletes on a strong performance on day one of X Games Chiba 2022. The BMX Flatland competition, contested for the first time in 19 years at X Games, saw 36-year-old Moto Sasaki from Chiba, Japan, claim bronze In the inaugural event at ZOZO Marine Stadium.
Supported by Monster Energy as the official energy drink partner, X Games Chiba 2022 is the 64th edition of X Games since the event’s inception in 1995. For three action-packed days, ZOZO Marine Stadium on Tokyo Bay is at the center of the action sports world with a capacity for 30,000 spectators. For a distinctly Japanese flavor, the live event features Park and Street course designs inspired by origami artwork.
More than 90 athletes from 18 countries are competing for a total of 30 medals awarded in ten competitions across three sports. Top-notch athletic performances are supplemented by a cultural festival experience, art installations, and musical performances by the likes of Japanese rock band Man with a Mission, who also supplied the official theme song for X Games Chiba 2022.
BMX Flatland: Monster Energy’s Moto Sasaki Claims Bronze in Front of Hometown Crowd
For the second medal event of the day, X Games Chiba 2022 brought back a blast from the past:
X Games goes to Japan! The world’s biggest showcase in action sports is making its debut in Japan in a few days. Monster Energy, the official energy drink partner of X Games, is proud to bring some of the world’s biggest names in competitive BMX, motocross, and skateboarding to X Games Chiba 2022. The inaugural event will welcome the best in action sports from April 22-24, 2022. X Games Chiba 2022 marks the 64th edition of X Games since the event’s inception in 1995. For three action-packed days, ZOZO Marine Stadium on Tokyo Bay will be the center of the action sports world with a capacity for 30,000 spectators. For a distinctly Japanese flavor, the event will feature Park and Street course designs inspired by origami artwork to celebrate the host country.
More than 105 athletes from 18 countries will compete for a total of 30 medals awarded in 10 competitions across three sports. Athletic performances will be supplemented by a cultural festival experience, art installations, and musical performances by the likes of Japanese rock band Man with a Mission, who also supplied the official theme song for X Games Chiba 2022.
Once again, the invite-only event is reserved for the best of the best, meaning multiple-time X Games medalists and highly competitive newcomers. As the official drink sponsor of X Games, Monster Energy is looking forward to bringing the heat to Japan with its team of athletes and defending gold medalists in the following key events:
Started on the Monster Army, now he’s here! Monster Energy is proud to welcome BMX trick innovator and X Games medalist Jeremy Malott on Episode 28 of the sports and pop culture podcast UNLEASHED with The Dingo and Danny. Released today across Monster Energy’s social media channels, the latest one-hour episode sits down with the 24-year-old BMX talent from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. In his ongoing career, Malott started as an entry-level rider on the Monster Army amateur program. He advanced all the way through the ranks and made his debut as a fully sponsored Monster Energy pro rider in 2021 thanks to his constant drive for progression.
“There are infinite tricks that you can learn. There’s so much possibility. There’s never a stopping point in progression!” said Malott on the new episode of UNLEASHED.
BMX fans can now hit the play button (and Like and Subscribe) on Episode 28 of UNLEASHED featuring Malott. Released today, the new podcast recorded at Studio M inside Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California, is streaming on all major platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube.
Growing up in California’s High Desert, Malott began competing in motocross and BMX races at age 10. But once he discovered freestyle BMX, especially technical aerials, there was no holding back: Malott wrote BMX history by landing the world’s first 360 Triple Whip to Bar Spin and took first-place trophies in Best Trick events across the globe. Over the years, he paid his dues as a Monster Army recruit and
The BMX Triple Challenge is not only back, but back to its normal self…an open invite event that welcomes anyone who is capable of clearing two massive jumps at the second Anaheim stop of the Monster Energy Supercross.
Time to get down and dirty with a true BMX icon! UNLEASHED welcomes 31-year-old BMX innovator and X Games gold medalist Andy Buckworth from Lake Haven, Australia. The exclusive interview with podcast hosts The Dingo and Danny is something BMX fans can’t afford to miss!
Get inside the mind of a freestyle BMX trailblazer! Monster Energy is proud to welcome X Games gold medalist and BMX icon Andy Buckworth on Episode 24 of the sports and pop culture podcast UNLEASHED with The Dingo and Danny. Released today across Monster Energy’s social media channels, this latest 53-minute episode sits down with the 31-year-old BMX innovator from Lake Haven, Australia. Known for pushing the boundaries of aerial moves, Buckworth is riding at the top of his game and claimed his career-first X Games gold medal in summer 2021.
“Lifelong goal achieved! You don’t understand what that means to me. Growing up in Australia, I always wanted to ride in an X Games. Forever I wanted to win gold at an X Games, solidify my spot after all
Here’s to ending a heavy year with bang! Monster Energy congratulates BMX team rider Felix Prangenberg on releasing the innovative ‘URGE’ video on the Monster Energy YouTube channel. In an encore performance finishing a breakout 2021 season, the 23-year-old X Games gold medalist from Cologne, Germany, pushes the boundaries of freestyle BMX at genuine street spots. Produced by Monster Energy with filming and editing by David Schaller, ‘URGE’ captures Prangenberg at street spots across Europe over the course of 2021. Filmed in stunning high-definition video with artful 16mm film montages, the release marks Prangenberg’s first official Monster Energy video part since joining the pro athlete roster in early 2021.
‘URGE’ shows some of the most creative and progressive riding courtesy of the rising star who dreamt of becoming a BMX pro since the age of 6. Respected for one of the strongest work ethics in BMX, Prangenberg puts his signature combinations of technical and burly tricks on full display. Expect gnarly handrails, impossible gap transfers, technical spins and manuals, plus never-been-done combos at some of the BMX world’s most iconic street locations.
The new ‘URGE’ video segment completes a milestone-heavy year for Prangenberg. Recognized as a pacesetter of progressive BMX street riding, the German BMX pro joined the Monster Energy BMX team in April 2021 and proceeded to up the ante with contest podiums and acclaimed video parts, plus a constant barrage of face-melting Instagram clips.