The second edition of X Games in Japan is live! Monster Energy congratulates its BMX and skateboard athletes on their strong performance on day one of the finals at X Games Chiba 2023. In the second edition of the event at ZOZO Marine Stadium, 28-year-old Daniel Sandoval from Corona, California, took home the gold medal in BMX Park.
Supported by Monster Energy as the official energy drink partner, X Games Chiba 2023 marks the 67th edition of X Games since the contest’s inception in 1995. For three action-packed days, the action sports world is focused on ZOZO Marine Stadium on Tokyo Bay, with a total capacity of 30,000 spectators from May 12–14. More than 110 athletes from 20 countries are competing for a total of 33 medals in 11
Three-Day Action Sports Spectacle Features more than 110 of the World’s Best Athletes in BMX, Motocross, and Skateboarding at ZOZO Marine Stadium on Tokyo Bay from May 12–14, 2023. X Games is back in Japan! The world’s premier showcase in action sports competition will return to Japan for the second consecutive year. Monster Energy, the official energy drink partner of X Games, is proud to bring some of the world’s biggest names in competitive BMX, motocross, and skateboarding to X Games Chiba 2023 from May 12–14.
Following the success of last year’s event in Japan, X Games Chiba 2023 marks the 67th edition of X Games since the event’s inception in 1995. For three action-packed days, the action sports world will
Two podiums in the Triple Challenge! Monster Energy congratulates Monster Army rider Brady Baker on winning the BMX Dirt competition at the 2023 Monster Energy BMX Triple Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. In the final stop of the series, the 20-year-old rookie from Toms River, New Jersey, took his first professional win in a roster of seasoned competitors.
“To even make it to the point where I’m in the top 10 with all these guys that I’ve looked up to forever is crazy,” said Baker. A relative unknown at the beginning of the year, Brady had burst into the finals at each stop of the Triple Challenge. Nashville marked not only his first podium finish but his first high-profile victory.
The second stop of the BMX Triple Challenge went down in Glendale, Arizona. All the usual destroyers came out to chase the points for the overall standings and, as usual, the level of riding never ceases to amaze.
Nothing like a Cape Escape to beat the harsh winter in the northern hemisphere. The Monster BMX team head out to Cape Town, South Africa to kick off the 2023 contest season at Ultimate X.
Bringing the heat to South Africa! Monster Energy congratulates their BMX riders on a full podium sweep at the Converse Ult.X 2023 BMX competition in Cape Town at V&A’s Battery Park this weekend. French phenom Anthony Jeanjean clenches first place, and teammates Daniel Sandoval (USA), and Mike Varga (Canada) earn second and third place. In the elite action sports contest recognized as the official African BMX championships, the Monster Energy athletes rose to the top three podium spots in an elite field of freestyle BMX riders.
Started in 2008, ULT.X is Africa’s biggest action sports festival, held annually with thousands in attendance. Presented by Monster Energy, the event took place at the iconic V&A Waterfront’s Battery
Three huge jumps. One run counts. Open invite. Monster Energy’s BMX Triple Challenge has gained notoriety as one of the most progressive events in BMX.
Bringing the heat to Abu Dhabi! Monster Energy congratulates team riders Justin Dowell and Anthony Jeanjean on taking silver and bronze in BMX Park at the UCI World Championships. The men’s finals closed out the 2022 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships with the BMX Freestyle Park Finals. Twelve men and twelve women competed in the finals, with three men and three women from Team USA making the big show. The crowd was excited to see the world’s elite BMX athletes throw down their best tricks on the world-renowned course. Monster Energy’s Dowell (Virginia Beach, V.A.) and Daniel Sandoval (Corona, Cali) represented Team USA.
Dowell, USA, has been consistent at World Championships with a win in 2018, and he took 4th place in 2019 and 2021, so he was ready to get back on the podium. With a score of 91.50, he finished the day in second place.
“My run is exactly how I like to ride – a combination of tricks back-to-back to back,” said Dowell. "I don’t like skipping ramps and pedaling around the course. That’s just really not my style. I respect the big transfers and stuff, but I am more of a back-to-back type of guy. I put everything down. I think that is a really technical way to ride, and it doesn’t always go right, but when it does, it is really special. To end up on the podium again at the World Championship for the first time since 2018 means a lot to me. I want to try for the top spot next year.”
Get the inside scoop from a certified BMX legend! Monster Energy is proud to welcome BMX racer Connor Fields from Las Vegas, Nevada, on Episode 40 of the sports and pop culture podcast UNLEASHED with The Dingo and Danny. Recorded inside Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California, this 55-minute episode tells the moving story of the 29-year-old BMX icon who made history as the first American to win an Olympic BMX gold medal. Fields built a milestone-heavy career including several national championships before suffering a traumatic brain injury at the Tokyo Olympics and retiring from professional racing in the aftermath.
In his first official interview since announcing his retirement, Monster Energy’s Fields said on
Get ready for a heavy episode of the podcast! UNLEASHED is proud to welcome 29-year-old BMX icon Connor Fields from Las Vegas, Nevada. In conversation with The Dingo and Danny, the Olympic gold medalist, shares the background story behind his accomplished career, all the way to his traumatic injury and recent retirement.