X Games Seventeen, day fourAugust 1st, 2011 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Ryan Decenzo wins Games of Skate, beating Silas Baxter-Neal, Austyn Gillette and Brandon Westgate. The format was different from a traditional contest: the leadoff skater attempted a trick, and if the trick was landed, the next skater would attempt the same trick. But if the skater attempting his peer’s trick fell, the next skater in rotation would attempt a new trick. Decenzo was still a bit confused by the celebrations of the night before (for his silver at the skate street), but after a little time on his board he regained all his consciousness. Gillette was knocked out when he failed a frontside kickflip over the bump-to-bar. Baxter-Neal was knocked out next when he failed to attempt an ollie up onto the loading dock obstacle which Westgate had ollied onto with ease. Only Decenzo and Westgate remained then. Decenzo ended with a switchstance feeble on a handrail. Westgate couldn’t land that move and the win went to Decenzo.
Garrett Reynolds is the undefeated champion in BMX Street at X Games, and he just added a fourth gold to his collection beating out Dennis Enarson and Dakota Roche. Reynolds has won BMX Street each year since it was added to X Games competition in 2008. Final score: Reynolds 92, Enarson 85, Roche 84. Reynolds performed several technical manual combo lines, like grind up the short rail, barspin out to manual around the deck, barspin 180 to fakie into the bank and also big tricks like double barspin 180, a barspin to barspin gap over the wheelchair ramp rail, a 180 to reverse crooked grind to 180 down the short rail, and a feeble up the hubba ledge to opposite 360 out. Enarson’s 360′s and smooth slide weren’t enough to beat Reynolds, and he placed second.
Julian Christianson wins his fourth Hometown Heroes Amateur Skateboard Steet championships on the same course of the Skateboard Street finals. Among all the other tricks, he pushed a huge switch heelflip down the big stair set. His score is of 88.33 and allowed him to take the win. Second is Brendon Villanueva, 86.66, and third Dan Coe, 80.00.
Brian Deegan won at RallyCross final, over Tanner Foust and Marcus Grönholm. Travis Pastrana, who participated despite the injuries he got on Thursday night, ended hitting a wall on the last lap and losing what seemed to be a sure bronze medal, ending as fourth.
Taddy Blazusiak and Maria Forsberg won gold medals in Enduro X. Mike Brown and Justin Soule were second and third among the men. Tarah Gieger ended second in the women’s race and Kacy Martinez claimed bronze.
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