Sorry for the delay with this. In full transparency, I was supposed to make an edit from this event for Monster so I was filming/saving these clips for that. In the end, the plan got all switched around sooooo, here ya go. I'll be dropping qualifying within a day or so.
Monster Energy congratulates team rider Pat Casey on his strong third-place finish at the first stop of the 2020 Toyota BMX Triple Challenge contested in Anaheim, California, this weekend. Also kicking off the new season with a trophy, Casey’s teammate Andy Buckworth claimed the win in the highly competitive Best Trick event at Anaheim Angel Stadium. Now in its fourth year, the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge is a three-stop competition series that takes place during select Monster Energy Supercross events. Dedicated to showcasing the progression in freestyle BMX, the series attracts the best riders in the world as well as up-and-comers who are looking to make a name for themselves. Following the season kick-off in Anaheim, the 2020 edition of the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge will
The level of BMX progression is off the charts right now and Monster Energy riders are pushing the boundaries. Monster Energy congratulates Larry Edgar on taking third place at the third stop of the Vans BMX Pro Cup series in Mexico City this weekend. In front of a capacity crowd at the Skatepark Metro Puebla 2, the 26-year-old from Corona, California, earned his podium spot despite a knee injury in a highly contested finals featuring the world’s best BMX park riders.
Also walking away with a trophy, Monster Energy’s Kevin Peraza took first place in the progression-driven Best Trick event. In an open session that had the high-energy crowd on its feet, the 24-year-old from Tucson, Arizona, pulled a never-been-done 180 Backflip Tailwhip over the park’s spine ramp to take
Let’s hear it for the rookie! Monster Energy congratulates Jose Torres from Argentina on claiming the bronze medal in BMX Park at X Games Minneapolis 2019 on Saturday. In front of an energetic crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, the 24-year-old from Cordoba, Argentina, took home his first X Games medal and became the first rider from Argentina to medal in BMX. Saturday’s BMX action kicked off on the full-featured concrete bowl course with Men’s BMX Park. In the 15-minute finals session featuring the weekend’s top six riders, the recipe for success was going big and stacking as many tricks as possible into flawless runs. Maintaining good flow and speed was also key, as the vast concrete bowl course offered lots of obstacles to cover, including rails, boxes, bowl corners, vert sections, and spine ramps in only 30 seconds per run.
Torres came into the competition as a rookie, having just earned his ticket to Minneapolis in the Boise Road to X Games qualifier in July. Last year, Torres was sidelined from competing at X Games Minneapolis by a wrist injury sustained directly after qualifying. But this year, there was no holding back the 24-year-old.
In the intense final session, Torres covered the entire course in trick-heavy runs featuring downside tailwhip, barspin backflip over the spine, barspin wheelie over the box, double tailwhip into the bank, wall bash barspin, flair barspin, as well as high-flying 360 barspin and frontflip over centerpiece box. The judges rewarded his technical moves and consistency with the bronze medal, which Torres accepted
This year’s summer X Games just ended with a bang! Monster Energy congratulates Mike Varga on taking gold in Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick at X Games Minneapolis 2019 inside U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. In a progression-driven jam session featuring the world’s most gifted BMX freestyle riders, the 22-year-old from Oshawa, Canada, took home the win – and his first career X Games medal – with a never-been-done BMX trick. His teammate, 24-year-old Kevin Peraza from Tucson, Arizona, earned a strong third place finish in the gold medal-only event.
Supported by Monster Energy as the official drink sponsor for the sixth consecutive year, Summer X Games is the pinnacle of progression in modern-day freestyle BMX. After showcasing next-level riding
The legend keeps growing! Monster Energy congratulates Jamie Bestwick on his silver medal in BMX Vert at X Games Minneapolis 2019 on Thursday night. In front of a stoked crowd at the Armory venue in Downtown Minneapolis, the 48-year-old BMX icon from Nottingham, United Kingdom, faced the world’s best BMX riders to bring home the 20th X Games medal of his storied career. After struggling with constant rain interruptions during last year’s BMX Vert event, officials in Minneapolis decided to host the competition in an indoor setting this time around. The Armory music venue, where musical performances by the likes of Diplo and Wu-Tang Clan will unfold this weekend, provided the perfect backdrop for the competitive six-rider final session.
Each rider only had two 30-second runs to post a top score on the massive 14-foot vert ramp, so the pressure meter was in the red zone in Minneapolis on Thursday night. No stranger to heated showdowns, Bestwick came in as a veteran of the sport – actually the oldest athlete across all disciplines at X Games Minneapolis 2019 – and hungry for gold after settling for silver in Minneapolis over the past two years.
Fully healed from last year’s spinal fusion surgery, the most dominant BMX rider in X Games history came in guns blazing with a perfect run on his first attempt: Building speed across the entire length of the deck, Bestwick rolled into a high-flying no-hander, huge alley-oop grizzly air, tall lookback air, Superman down whip, turndown flair traveling across the whole ramp, massive alley-oop 540, extended
This is James Foster. A guy that prefers to win by doing something new and different rather than what’s already been done before. He comes into competition with little expectations, some tricks in his back pocket yet puts down hammer run after hammer run. His reputation for never-been-done tricks brings him to X Games Minneapolis looking to pull off the hat trick with his 3rd consecutive BMX Big Air medal.