Summer X Games 2013 Results: Medal Winners, Trick Highlights and More
Los Angeles hosts the 2013 Summer X Games from August 1-4, featuring some of the greatest, most explosive athletes on the planet.
Whether you are into skateboarding, bike tricks, motocross or rallycross, it will all be showcased in L.A. this year.
Some of the world's most popular competitors will be there, including Bob Burnquist, Kevin Robinson, Bucky Lasek, Paul Rodriguez, upstart Njah Huston and Garrett Reynolds. Travis Pastrana and Ken Block will compete in Irwindale as part of the showcase.
Here's a look at how the action has gone down so far. For more, check out ESPN's official results.
Thursday, August 1
|Street League Skateboarding Select Series||Ryan Decenzo||Felipe Gustavo||Greg Lutzka (doesn't advance)|
|Women's Skateboard Street||Leticia Bufoni||Lacey Baker||Marisa Dal Santo|
|Skateboard Big Air||Elliot Sloan||Tom Schaar||Bob Burnquist|
|Moto X Best Whip||Josh Hansen||Jeremy Stenberg||Vicki Golden|
|Moto X Freestyle||Taka Higashino||Adam Jones||Nate Adams|
Friday, August 2
|Red Bull Phenom Skateboard Street||Tyson Bowerbank||Ben Sauer||Jonathan Cosentino|
|Red Bull Phenom BMX Street||Felix Prangenberg||Brandon Webster||Grant Germain|
|GoPro BMX Big Air Final||Morgan Wade||Vince Byron||Zack Warden|
|Moto X Step Up Final||Ronnie Renner||Libor Podmol||Matt Buyten|
Saturday, August 3
|Skateboard Vert||Bucky Lasek||Pierre-Luc Gagnon||Andy Macdonald|
|Street League Skateboarding||Nyjah Huston||Chris Cole||Luan Oliveira|
|BMX Street||Chad Kerley||Garrett Reynolds||Jeremiah Smith|
|GYMKHANA Grid||Tanner Foust||Patrik Sandell||-|
|Moto X Adaptive||Chris Ridgway||Mike Schultz||Todd Thompson|
|Men's Moto X Racing||Justin Brayton||Josh Hill||Chris Blose|
|Women's Moto X Racing||Vicki Golden||Meghan Rutledge||Kiara Fontanesi|
Sunday, August 4
|Men's Enduro X Final||Taddy Blazusiak||Mike Brown||Cody Webb|
|Women's Enduro X Final||Laia Sanz||Maria Forsberg||Tarah Gieger|
|RallyCross Lites Final||Joni Wiman||Mitchell DeJong||Sebastian Eriksson|
|RallyCross Super Car Final||Toomas Heikkinen||Tanner Foust||Sverre Isachsen|
Day 2 Highlights
Tyson Bowerbank rode an incredible second-run performance to a gold medal in Friday's Red Bull Phenom Skateboard Street final. Bowerbank earned an 86.66 on his second run, topping Ben Sauer's first run of 85.33.
Jonathan Cosentino threw down an impressive run on his final try, but his 83.66 wasn't enough to dethrone Bowerbank.
In the second of Friday's two Red Bull Phenom events, up-and-coming BMX star Felix Prangenberg took gold after throwing down a 38.00 on his first run and recording a 33.00 on his second run to finish with a winning score of 71.00.
Brandon Webster would tie Grant Germain and Mitchell Kent with a combined score of 68.00, but took silver thanks to a second-run score of 36.00.
Both Germain and Kent recorded top runs scored at 35.00, but Germain was more consistent, scoring a 33.00 and 29.00 in his other two runs to beat out Kent for bronze.
Morgan Wade stole the show in the GoPro BMX Big Air Final on Friday, scoring a 91.66 on his second run and launching more than 21 feet in the air en route to winning his first X Games gold medal, per X Games on Twitter:
Vince Byron would turn out a 91.33 in his third run to put the pressure on Wade, but wasn't able to pull off a better score in the final run, finishing second to take home silver.
Zack Warden earned bronze after scoring a 89.66 in his third run. Warden's big-time run knocked Chad Kagy, who scored a 88.33 on his top run, off the podium.
In the last of Day 2's event finals, Ronnie Renner, Matt Buyten and Libor Podmol all stepped up, both literally and figuratively.
After Brian Foster, Bryce Hudson and Josh Hansen were all eliminated at 33 feet or lower, the three eventual medalists continued to go big, clearing the bar at 34, 35 and then 36 feet before Buyten failed at 37'6". He would miss out on his fifth Step Up gold but still bring home bronze.
Renner and Podmol would both clear 37'6" but it was the four-time champion who delivered at a height of 38'6" to outlast Podmol in a memorable duel and win a record fifth gold medal in Moto X Step Up, per X Games on Twitter:
.@rendawgfmx is your Moto X Set Up GOLD medalist! Most golds (5) in Step Up history!— X Games (@XGames) August 3, 2013
Renner's incredible accomplishment even earned him a shootout from X Games legend Tony Hawk:
Day 1 Highlights
Ryan Decenzo pulled off an upset in the first event of the Summer X Games in Los Angeles. He needed a 6.4 or better in the third and final section to win the Street League Skateboarding Select Series and advance to the next stage—he responded by pulling off a 360 flip to score a 7.1 and finish with a three-section score of 41.60. Felipe Gustavo advanced by placing second, as well.
After winning her first X Games gold medal in her home country this year, Brazil's Leticia Bufoni won gold in the Women's Skateboard Street on Thursday. She was consistent throughout, scoring top marks of 88.0, 83.66 and 80.66.
Bob Burnquist may have come in as the favorite to win the Big Air competition, but it was Elliot Sloan who earn his first gold medal in the event with a score of 90.165. Teenage phenom Tom Schaar came in second place with a score of 88.83 while the 36-year-old Burnquist earned bronze with a 88.665.
Josh Hansen took the gold medal in the Moto X Best whip competition as decided by the fans via Twitter. The 29-year-old thoroughly impressed the fans as he garnered 42 percent of the vote for his impressive performance.
Taka Higashino proved to be the most extreme as he took the gold medal in the Moto X Freestyle competition. His consistency proved to be the deciding factor as he scored a 90 for both runs while silver medalist Adam Jones only carded a 90 in his second run.
Bob Burnquist won his fourth Big Air gold medal last year in Los Angeles, bringing his total gold medal count at the X Games to nine. That was before he won three gold medals in the Big Air this year at Foz do Iguacu, Barcelona and Munich.
The 36-year-old Brazilian has competed in every X games, totaling a record 25 medals, more than the legendary Dave Mirra. Many still remember the "fakie 900" he pulled off in 2010, becoming the first skateboarder to do the trick.
Garrett Reynolds has won the BMX street competition at the X Games six times.
The BMX street competition has only been around for only six years.
Thus, Reynolds is the only man to win the competition at the X games so far.
Talk about domination.
The veteran won the event in Barcelona this year, and he's going for another gold in Los Angeles. He is the undisputed king of BMX street right now and it will likely take an out-of-this-world performance to dethrone him for the first time.
Travis Pastrana is an 11-time X Games gold medalist and an extreme sports legend.
The 29-year-old has competed in supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross and rally racing at the X Games. He's won nine gold medals in motocross and two gold medals in Rally Car. He has 17 X Games medals overall.
However, Pastrana hasn't won an X Games medal since 2010. He will be attempting to put that drought to rest in Irwindale.
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