Vista, CA – DC would like to congratulate each of its athletes who grabbed a combined total of eight medals at ESPN’s X Games 13 held in Los Angeles from August 2 to August 5. DC athletes earned three Gold, two Silver, and three Bronze medals in the Motocross, BMX, and Rally events.
Among tough competition, FMX rider Adam Jones was ready to take home the coveted Gold in the Moto X Freestyle competition. After taking 2nd in the event at X Games 12 last year, Adam was more than ready to claim a first place finish with an amazing final run that included his signature shaolin flip, stripper flip and backflip cliff hanger over the big 115-footer that earned him the winning score of 94.20.
Adam had started off the X Games well, taking a 2nd place finish in Moto X Best Trick. Pulling his shaolin flip, a new backflip variation, Adam walked away Thursday night with his and DC’s first medal for the X Games.
Dubbed the “Greatest of All Time, Ricky Carmichael once again lived up to his nickname when he took the Gold in Moto X Racing. The first time ever competing in an X Games event, Ricky dominated his Round One qualification heat, and then continued on to take the Gold in the final round with a convincing finish that is sure to be remembered in his final year of motocross racing.
DC flow team member Ronnie Renner claimed his position in the X Games medal count with a 1st place finish in the Moto X Step Up event. The only athlete able to clear the bar at 33 ft, Ronnie was able to on his first try earning him the Gold medal.
DC Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer Ken Block and DC athlete Travis Pastrana showed their rally prowess and earned a Silver and Bronze medal in the Rally Racing Super Special final event. Ken and Travis have both earned top spots on the podium for the two years the Rally Racing event has been included in the X Games line up.
Despite a recently broken finger, Nate Adams put in a strong showing at Moto X Freestyle. Known for his consistency and range of backflip variations, Nate put together a clean run that included a difficult 360. The judges awarded him a score of 93.60 and a Silver medal behind fellow DC teammate Adam Jones.
In BMX, legend Dave Mirra took a Bronze medal in BMX Freestyle Park event with an amazing run in the finals. Dave secured the number three spot with a score of 88.00. In his 14th X Games appearance, Mirra walked away with another medal to add to his collection and continues to be the most decorated athlete in X Games history.
Fellow BMX rider and last year’s multiple X Games medal winner, Chad Kagy was sidelined for this year’s BMX Big Air and Vert competitions after a tough fall in practice on Wednesday. After undergoing surgery for a broken collarbone on Friday, he made his way back to X Games to watch the finals of an event he hoped to win this year. DC would like to wish Chad the best in his recovery.
To provide fans an inside look at DC’s athletes at X Games 13, DC launched a micro site that provided daily coverage of all the events. The daily blog included schedules, results, interviews and behind the scenes information about DC athletes during the X Games competition. To check out everything that happened at X Games 13 or to find out more info about DC’s athletes, visit www.dcshoes.com.
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