The sixteenth installment of the X Games has kicked off in sunny Southern California, and already there has been plenty of action after only one day of competition.
Starting up at 10:15 am PST this morning, the BMX Freestyle Park event saw 27-year old American Gary Young finish at the top of the group with a score of 82, which also included the day's highest scoring run of 46. Young has never won gold at the X Games, so being in the driver's seat after the preliminaries is sure to provide added pressure for him.
The top 10 competitors advance in this event, with the group being rounded out Rob Darden and Scotty Cranmer, who both finished with 67.
In the Moto X Freestyle event, the highly decorated veteran Travis Pastrana once again took gold, the 10th of his X Games career. Levi Sherwood and Nate Adams won silver and bronze, respectively.
The third event of the day at the Event Deck LA Live was the Men's Skateboard Street. Twenty-year old Ryan Sheckler finished the day at the top of the table with 95 points, followed by Chaz Ortiz and Rodolfo Ramos, who received scores of 93 and 90.
At 3:30 PM, the action moved indoors at the LA Coliseum, where Mike Schultz's time of 5:56 earned him the top spot in the Moto X Adaptive event. Todd Thompson and Beau Meier finished second and third.
In the Moto X Super X contest, Josh Grant won gold, followed by Justin Brayton winning silver, and the bronze going to Josh Hansen.
On the women's side of the event, Ashley Fiolek was the gold medalist with a time of 6:37, and she was followed by Tarah Gieger and Sarah Price.
Wrapping up the day's action in Los Angeles was the Skateboard Big Air competition, where Jake Brown edged out veteran Bob Burnquist for the gold medal with a score of 93.66 to Burnquist's 93 even. Rob Lorifice won bronze with a score of 87.66.
The excitement of X Games 16 continues tomorrow at 1:45 PM ET/10:45 AM PT with the Skateboard Park event.
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