Sherwood, Foster Among Winners at X Games Minneapolis
X Games Minneapolis is in the books, and Levi Sherwood doubled down on his FMX dominance with his newfound affinity for double backflip combos, which earned him gold medals in Moto X Freestyle and Best Trick. That’s four wins in major events for Sherwood this summer after his wins at Nitro World Games and X-Fighters. In BMX Big Air, James Foster won his first gold medal and Kurtis Downs walked away with a bronze in his X Games debut.
Clinton Moore earned bronze medals in Moto X Freestyle and Moto X Best Trick. FMX superstar Jarryd McNeil also won two medals: gold in Step Up and silver in Best Whip. He was on his way to a third medal for the weekend, but a wipeout in Quarterpipe High Air left him with an injury that forced him out of the contest. On his first run of three, he went huge in what was later revealed to be a height that would have given him the lead at that time (if he’d landed it, it would have been good for third overall at the end of the contest), but he lost his grip on a hard landing and was catapulted off his bike. He was taken away for further evaluation with what was described as a leg injury.
Josh Sheehan took second in Moto X Freestyle with his now-signature double backflip anchoring a solid run. With Sherwood and Sheehan bringing double backs to the table and making podiums at Nitro World Games, X Games, and X-Fighters in 2017, riders like Taka Higashino and Adam Jones, who have been nipping at their heels this summer, will surely be looking for an answer.
I can't even put into words how amazing this feels!!!🙏 Still can't believe it! It has always been one of my biggest dreams to be a part of xgames and to win a gold medal, seriously on cloud 9 right now!! I just want to tell everyone if you have a dream, you can achieve it! the only thing stopping you is yourself if you pour your heart and soul into it and always remain positive, humble and never give up you are unstoppable!!! I want to thank @xgames for having me there and to all the amazing people that make it happen!! I want to thank my sponsors and all my fans and anyone who supports me you are the best and I love you all!! The most amazing week of my life for sure!!👌 Already looking forward to next year!!🙌🙌 📷: @kylecarlson @unit @totalbmx @bellbikehelmets @gformprotects @monsterenergy @monsterarmy #totalarmy #bell #unitfamily #gform
Colton Walker, the reigning two-time Nitro World Games BMX Triple Hit champion, took home the gold in BMX Dirt in his debut. He finished just off the podium in BMX Park as well, so keep an eye on the young phenom going forward. Logan Martin earned himself three silver medals: BMX Dirt, BMX Park, and Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick. Vince Byron took silver in BMX Big Air. Kyle Baldock won Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick and also added a bronze in BMX Dirt to his medal collection.
Elliot Sloan, Tom Schaar, and Clay Kreiner were Skateboard Big Air’s Top 3. For a complete look at the results and tons of video from the podium runs, click here.
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