X Games LA is a wrap, and Monster Energy is amped, as their team managed to earn 13 medals across four sports (Skateboarding, BMX, Moto, and Rally) over the X Games weekend. Check out who made it happen:
July 2, 2012 – Corona, Calif –
Nyjah Huston was the only skateboarder to take two medals at X. He had a Gold medal finish in the unique Real Street event, and also earned a Bronze in Skateboarding Street (despite a bruised bone in his knee) thanks to big tricks like a frontside 180 switch 5-0 and a ridiculous 360 flip frontside lipside.
Jamie Bestwick made history by taking a record sixth-straight gold in BMX Vert. He dominated the finals with the two highest scores of the event to make for a very convincing win. Bestwick's Monster Energy teammate Vince Byron backed him up and took the Silver, his second-straight silver at X.
Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG) reclaimed the Gold medal in Skateboarding Vert, narrowly taking the win in a tight final. It's his fourth gold in five years and a triumphant return to the top of the podium. PLG's been a mainstay on the X Games podium and now holds an incredible 18 medals: 8 Gold, 8 Silver, and 2 Bronze.
Monster Energy dominated the podium in BMX Park, with Scotty Cranmer taking the Gold by leading from the start, and young-buck Pat Casey earning the Bronze in his first X Games finals appearance.
Dakota Roche earned the Bronze in BMX Street. The Huntington Beach, CA rider manhandled the course and earned his second-straight bronze in the event.
Taka Higashino earned two medals at X. He took his first gold in Moto X Freestyle, nailing a really insane run. The highlight of his run and the night was his unveiling of the rock solid backflip, a crazy new trick that most thought he would save for Moto X Best Trick. The impressive new trick secured the Gold. He also took silver in Moto X Best Trick.
Nate Adams had a historic weekend at X, taking the silver in Moto X Speed and Style and with this tied for the most decorated X Games moto competitor (13 medals along side Travis Pastrana).
In Moto X Best Whip, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg defended his gold from last year by taking the top spot again this weekend. Twitch threw his bike around like a ragdoll to take the win in the six-minute jam style event where the fans picked the winner through texting in their vote.
Ken Block put a final highlight on the weekend for Monster Energy by taking Silver in Rallycross Racing, his first medal in the event and fourth overall at X. Despite hitting an obstacle and suffering a flat tire, Block managed to power through, riding on the rim to take the silver.
To celebrate the weekend and the team, Monster Energy hosted a big party on Saturday night. Invited guests enjoyed music by Yelawolf, Tommy Lee/DJ Aero and DJ Steph. Guests included Rob Dyrdek, Carey Hart with his wife Pink, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg, Luke Trembath "The Dingo", Jeremy McGrath, Chris Cole and Nyjah Huston.
Visit monsterenergy.com <http://www.monsterenergy.com <http://www.monsterenergy.com> for more on the team's amazing weekend at X Games LA 2012, including tons of behind-the-scenes updates plus exclusive photos and videos.
For interview requests, bios, images and more information contact Kim Dresser at (949) 300-5546, [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]