Nyjah Huston Dominates Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street; Lacey Baker Earns Her First Gold in Women’s Skateboard Street; Austin Local Chase Hawk Wins BMX Park; Apdaly Lopez Claims the First X Games Stadium SUPER Trucks Gold
The fourth and final day of the inaugural X Games Austin again saw large crowds streaming into Circuit of The Americas™ primed for Sunday’s competition. Attendance at the event was strong through all four days and totaled 160,000, bringing all-time X Games attendance over the last 20 years to more than 5 million.
Austin’s hometown hero Chase Hawk took the first gold of the day by winning BMX Park with notable style, flow and transfers, impressing the judges by utilizing all lines on the course. As a first time X Games medalist, he proudly showed off his hardware to the Texas-sized crowd. Drew Bezanson took home the silver, while Daniel Sandoval beat out defending X Games Park gold medalist Daniel Dhers for the bronze.
Stadium SUPER Trucks made its X Games debut in front of packed crowd, and despite Robby Gordon’s aggressive driving, he was ultimately thwarted by teenagers Apdaly Lopez and Sheldon Creed who pushed the legend to bronze medal position in the event. Ultimately, the top honor went to 19-year-old Lopez who became the first male from Mexico to win gold at X Games. Creed, 16, who has been racing professionally since 14, showcased his off-road racing skills and experience despite his young age.
The afternoon action continued over at Women’s Skateboard Street as the riders put together complex and creative runs through the course’s stairs, banks, and ledges. Defending gold medalist Leticia Bufoni, who won both X Games street events in 2013, skated well, but was unable to defend her gold and finished with a score of 86.33. The top podium spot went to Lacey Baker, who earned her first gold and seventh X Games medal with a score of 90.66. Coming in with the silver was 14-year-old Brazilian skater Pamela Rosa, who is fast becoming one of the stars of the women’s street skating with her clean style and diverse flip tricks.
Rounding out the last event of the weekend was the Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street finals where Nyjah Huston continued his domination by clinching his fifth Skateboard Street gold with calculated runs that included backside variations and 360 flips. Huston secured a 95.00 on his second and final run, earning a standing applause from the crowd. Brazil’s Luan Oliveira earned silver and X Games rookie Alec Majerus claimed bronze.
Due to challenging weather conditions, the Moto X Freestyle competition was cancelled.