X Games Minneapolis 2019!!! X Games was insane this year!! This time we got the chance to cover all the events the guys were in to give you guys a little taste of what it is like to be competing in such a huge event! 3 Peat in BMX BIG AIR by Ryan Williams! DOUBLE Gold in BMX Park and Dirt by Logan Martin!
Check out the best of BMX from four days of competition at X Games Minneapolis 2019. From Big Air to Street to Dirt to Park to Dave Mirra's Best Trick, we've got it all. Anyone up for a tailwhip 900 or a backflip drop-in on Big Air?
The legend keeps growing! Monster Energy congratulates Jamie Bestwick on his silver medal in BMX Vert at X Games Minneapolis 2019 on Thursday night. In front of a stoked crowd at the Armory venue in Downtown Minneapolis, the 48-year-old BMX icon from Nottingham, United Kingdom, faced the world’s best BMX riders to bring home the 20th X Games medal of his storied career. After struggling with constant rain interruptions during last year’s BMX Vert event, officials in Minneapolis decided to host the competition in an indoor setting this time around. The Armory music venue, where musical performances by the likes of Diplo and Wu-Tang Clan will unfold this weekend, provided the perfect backdrop for the competitive six-rider final session.
Each rider only had two 30-second runs to post a top score on the massive 14-foot vert ramp, so the pressure meter was in the red zone in Minneapolis on Thursday night. No stranger to heated showdowns, Bestwick came in as a veteran of the sport – actually the oldest athlete across all disciplines at X Games Minneapolis 2019 – and hungry for gold after settling for silver in Minneapolis over the past two years.
Fully healed from last year’s spinal fusion surgery, the most dominant BMX rider in X Games history came in guns blazing with a perfect run on his first attempt: Building speed across the entire length of the deck, Bestwick rolled into a high-flying no-hander, huge alley-oop grizzly air, tall lookback air, Superman down whip, turndown flair traveling across the whole ramp, massive alley-oop 540, extended
X-Games in Minneapolis, it still seems crazy to even be uttering these epic words in the same sentence. The greatest action sports event on the planet, and your own hometown. However, it comes as no surprise that after two successful years here in Minneapolis, X-Games has decided to extend their time here for an additional two years thru 2020. Now, this article isn't intended to tell you what all went down during the games, but rather to bring you a much better idea and vision of what X-Games actually means on a local level to us Minnesotans.
Arriving into Town... Extremely Convenient. X-Games in Minneapolis, really is the epitome of the perfect fit. Athletes, course builders, staff members, volunteers, fans, and those travelling to our great state of Minnesota, are able to fly to the middle of the country directly into Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport. Follow that with a simple 20 minute ride directly to U.S. Bank Stadium and the surrounding hotels, and restaurants, and nightlife that Downtown Minneapolis has to offer via our Light Rail.
Our Gorgeous Minnesota Weather... as well as 10,000 Lakes. Summertime weather is absolutely gorgeous here in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". When compared to X-Games' previous home in Austin, Texas, there really is no comparison. Our mild temps, beautiful evenings, and pristine waterways provide a backdrop for X-Games that has yet to be rivaled..
X Games Minneapolis 2018 content across ESPN’s television networks enjoyed double-digit growth on television, triple digit growth on digital and streaming services, and video growth across social media networks enjoyed triple digit growth across all pages. It marks the second-straight event to see double-digit growth, following the X Games Aspen event in January. “After all of the collective effort the X Games team put into this production, it’s great to see the audience react so positively to the event and content," said Tim Reed VP X Games. "The results are truly a testament to the top level performances of the athletes, musicians and artists that participated in the various events throughout the weekend.”
After four days of non-stop action, X Games Minneapolis 2018 came to an end on Sunday evening with finals in Women’s Skateboard Street, Toyota Men’s BMX Park, Harley-Davidson Flat Track and Hooligan Racing as well as one of the biggest events of the weekend, the Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street Final. All told, more than 119,000 fans attended this year’s event in the Twin Cities. As the final competition of the weekend the Toyota Men’s BMX Park final went off with a bang. After four silver medals in various BMX events the past two years, Australia’s Logan Martin finally got his gold after unleashing a barrage of tricks on the concrete course. After starting things off with a 720 barspin-to-barspin, he landed a flair whip barspin, a double tail whip and a 540 flair. Awarded a 93.33, it was more than enough to top silver medalist Dennis Enarson’s 91.00 and the charismatic Kyle Baldock’s 88.66.