X Games XVII

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Brian Deegan in X Games XVII, Los Angeles

X Games XVII was an action sporting event which took place from July 28 – 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Venues for the event include the Staples Center, Nokia Theater and other areas of L.A. Live.[1] The games featured the sports of Moto X, skateboarding, BMX, and rallying.[2] X Games 17 was also the first ever X Games to feature Enduro X, which replaced Super X.

Results[edit]

Moto X[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Moto X Enduro[3]  Taddy Blazusiak (POL)  Mike Brown (USA)  Justin Soule (USA)
Women's Moto X Enduro[4]  Maria Forsberg (USA)  Tarah Gieger (PUR)  Kacy Martinez (USA)
Women's Moto X Racing[5]  Vicki Golden (USA)  Tarah Gieger (PUR)  Livia Lancelot (FRA)
Moto X Freestyle[6]  Nate Adams (USA) 91  Adam Jones (USA) 86  Dany Torres (ESP) 83
Moto X Step Up[7]  Matt Buyten (USA) 37' 0"  Ronnie Renner (USA) 35' 6"  Myles Richmond (USA)
 Brian Deegan (USA)
35' 6"
Moto X Best Whip*[8]  Jeremy Stenberg (USA) 27%  Todd Potter (USA) 24%  Jarryd McNeil (AUS) 22%
Moto X Best Trick[9]  Jackson Strong (AUS) 95.66  Cam Sinclair (AUS) 94.66  Josh Sheehan (AUS) 93.33
Moto X Speed & Style[10]  Nate Adams (USA)  Mike Mason (USA)  Ronnie Faisst (USA)

* Competition decided by fan text message voting.

Skateboarding[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Skateboard Big Air[11]  Bob Burnquist (BRA) 92.66  Adam Taylor (USA) 89.66  Edgard Pereira (BRA) 87.00
Skateboard Freestyle Vert[12]  Shaun White (USA) 93.00  Pierre-Luc Gagnon (CAN) 91.66  Bucky Lasek (USA) 87.66
Skateboard Street[13]  Nyjah Huston (USA) 91.66  Luan Oliveira (BRA) 91.00  Ryan Sheckler (USA) 89.00
Women's Skateboard Street[14]  Marisa Dal Santo (USA) 88.00  Alexis Sablone (USA) 84.33  Leticia Bufoni (BRA) 78.00
Skateboard Park[15]  Raven Tershy (USA) 82  Pedro Barros (BRA) 81  Ben Hatchell (USA) 75
Hometown Heroes Amateur Skateboard Street[16]  Julian Christianson (USA) 88.33  Brendon Villanueva (USA) 86.66  Dan Coe (USA) 80.00
Skateboard Game of SK8[17]  Ryan Decenzo (CAN)

BMX[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
BMX Freestyle Vert[18]  Jamie Bestwick (GBR) 92  Steve McCann (AUS) 90  Vince Byron (AUS) 79
BMX Freestyle Park[19]  Daniel Dhers (VEN) 81 (35)  Dennis Enarson (USA) 81 (31)  Scotty Cranmer (USA) 72
BMX Freestyle Big Air[20]  Steve McCann (AUS) 91.66  Vince Byron (AUS) 90.66  Chad Kagy (USA) 89.33
BMX Freestyle Street[21]  Garrett Reynolds (USA) 92  Dennis Enarson (USA) 85  Dakota Roche (USA) 84

Rallying[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Rally Car Racing[22]  Liam Doran (GBR)  Marcus Gronholm (FIN)  David Higgins (GBR)
RallyCross[23]  Brian Deegan (USA)  Tanner Foust (USA)  Marcus Gronholm (FIN)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 13 11 12 36
2  Australia 2 3 3 8
3  Great Britain 2 0 1 3
4  Brazil 1 2 2 5
5  Canada 1 1 0 2
6  Venezuela 1 0 0 1
 Poland 1 0 0 1
8  Puerto Rico 0 2 0 2
9  Finland 0 1 1 2
10  Spain 0 0 1 1
 France 0 0 1 1
Total 21 20 21 62

Highlights[edit]

  • Travis Pastrana breaks bones in his foot and ankle in a crash suffered in Moto X Best Trick. Despite the injury, Pastrana competes in RallyCross three days later using hand controls mounted to the steering wheel.
  • Jackson Strong successfully lands the first front-flip in competition history in Moto X Best Trick, winning the gold.
  • Steve McCann lands the second no-handed-900 in competition history, but Jamie Bestwick defeats him to win his 5th consecutive gold medal in BMX Freestyle Vert.
  • 14-year-old Mitchie Brusco successfully lands a 900 while practicing for the Skateboard Big Air finals, but he fails to pull off the feat in competition.
  • 16-year-old Nyjah Huston wins gold in Skateboard Street.
  • Shaun White comes from behind to defeat three time defending champion Pierre-Luc Gagnon in the final round of Skateboard Vert.

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