There’s no better way to roll into the New Year than paying homage to the past 20 years we have spent working with the @xgames crew and all the amazing athletes. A huge thank you to you all for trusting us with your surfacing needs and cheers to 20 more! #skatelite
Dirt Finals was a bit of a blood bath. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt (Buckworth got knocked out for a few seconds and hurt his shoulder, but he's good), but it just goes to show how much these dudes have to send it to get on the podium.
I'll be honest and say that I really don't care for the semi-final format, but it's not my contest, so whatever. Either way, here's highlights from X Games Park Semi-Final. We have a 12 hour embargo on posting finals, so that will be up around midnight.
After Dirt Qualifying the top 5 finishers will meet up with Brandon Loupos, Logan Martin, and Brian Fox during the Dirt finals. These three were pre-qualified for the dirt final because they scored medals at X-Games a year ago in 2018. 5 "foreigners" were added to 2 pre-qualified foreigners leaving Brian Fox the sole American in the Dirt finals in Minneapolis this year.
BMX Dirt qualifying results X-Games 2019: 1 - Dawid Godziek Q 2 - Kyle Baldock Q 3 - Ben Wallace Q 4 - Andy Buckworth Q 5 - Mike Varga Q
6 - Dennis Enarson 7 - Pat Casey 8 - Colton Walker 9 - Daniel Sandoval
The dudes get a ton of practice, so today was pretty mellow in the sense that not everyone was riding (Garrett showed up at the end, Chad is nursing his ankle, and Bruno gets here tonight) and no one was really stressing much of anything. Check the highlights and shouts to Andrew Knight.
X Games is a wild event. Always interesting to see it from the riders view, so I hooked a GoPro Hero 7 Black to a few willing dudes and let them give you a first hand look at what it's like to drop in on Big Air, Park, and Dirt. Thanks to Mykel Larrin, Logan Martin, Anthony Napolitan, and Brian Fox for being down.