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Clinton Moore Triples Up at X Games Austin

June 7, 2016

Nitro Circus athletes had a crazy showing last weekend at X Games Austin, with podium sweeps in almost all the FMX events. For Clinton Moore, who was the champion at X Fighters last year, winning an X Games medal has been a lifelong dream, and this year he finally made that dream come true with not one but three Top 3 finishes in Austin: Freestyle, QuarterPipe, and Best Trick. He faced fierce competition, mostly from his Nitro teammates, but in the end the veteran’s epic body varials helped set him apart from the pack.

Clinton Moore - Nitro Circus

Clinton Moore with his signature bundy during a Nitro Circus Live show.

Friday in the Freestyle event Clinton put together a medal-worthy run that included a flair, a couple of backflip combos, plus a volt and a bundy that helped earn him the third-place spot on the podium and his first-ever X Games medal in this competition. But he wasn’t done. On the final day, he geared up for QuarterPipe and Best Trick. In the QP competition he stuck a beautiful straightforward flair highlighted his strength and technical skill and was enough for third place in that event. Check out this sequence:

And for the main event, Best Trick, Clinton went into his final run having already secured a medal spot with only one more rider to go, so he had nothing to lose. He opted for a huge bundy to no-hander landing and reminded us all why he’s the body varial master. Watch this:

Clinton was one of several Nitro FMX athletes who took home hardware over the weekend, including Josh Sheehan, Jarryd McNeil, and Jackson Strong.

Clinton Moore - Nitro Circus

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