The US Bank Stadium fans were treated to some serious excitement this afternoon in the form of X Games Step Up. Defending champ Jarryd McNeil would make it two years in a row with a flawless performance, clearing every height with ease all the way to 44 feet. It wasn’t without a challenge, though; his buddy and training partner Bryce Hudson came home with a silver medal just a foot shy at 43 feet. Rounding out the podium was a three-way tie between Ronnie Renner, Massimo Bionconcini, and Libor Podmal. Renner unfortunately suffered a tweaked back a few jumps in and was forced to the sidelines with pain, but before that showed great promise for better results. These riders are no joke – step up is gnarly!
LifeProof Moto X Step Up
1. Jarryd McNeil, 44FT (AUS)
2. Bryce Hudson, 43FT (USA)
3 (Tie). Ronnie Renner, 39FT (USA)
Massimo Bionconcini, 39FT (ITA)
Libor Podmal, 39FT (CS)
6. Kris Foster, 39FT (CAN)