X Games Austin 2015

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X Games Austin 2015 was an action sporting event that took place June 4–7, 2015, at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.[1]

This Summer X Games is the second in a row to be held in Austin and the third full X Games event to be held in the state of Texas; in 2003, a special "Global Championships" event was held in San Antonio, Texas.

The 2015 X Games are once again broadcast on ESPN and ABC. The event debuted three new events; Moto X Flat Track, Moto X Quarter Pipe and Big Air Doubles. This year, X Games Austin attracted 160,000 spectators over four days, making it the most attended X Games since 2004.[2]

Results[edit]

Flat Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
X Games Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing[3]  Bryan Smith (USA) 8:20.168  Sammy Halbert (USA) 8:20.638  Brad Baker (USA) 8:25.406

Moto X[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Moto X Enduro[4]  Mike Brown (USA) 10:09.005  Taylor Robert (USA) 10:15.504  Cody Webb (USA) 10:20.446
Women's Moto X Enduro[5]  Laia Sanz (ESP) 6:37.266  Tarah Gieger (PUR) 6:44.471  Kacy Martinez (USA) 6:58.442
Moto X Best Whip[6]  Jarryd McNeil (AUS) 59.00  Tom Parsons (USA) 10.00  Todd Potter (USA) 10.00
Moto X Step Up[7]  Ronnie Renner (USA) 34.00  Massimo Bianconcini (ITA)
 Libor Podmol (CZE)
 Bryce Hudson (USA)
33.00
Men's Moto X Speed & Style[8]  Nate Adams (USA) 85.50  Blake Williams (AUS) 55.84  Mike Mason (USA) 85.25
Toyota Moto X Quarter Pipe[9]  Thomas Pages (FRA) 95.33  Levi Sherwood (NZL) 93.00  Josh Sheehan (AUS) 87.33

Skateboarding[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Skateboard Vert[10]  Pierre-Luc Gagnon (CAN) 92.33  Paul-Luc Ronchetti (GBR) 86.00  Sam Beckett (GBR) 82.33
Skateboard Big Air[11]  Bob Burnquist (BRA) 93.33  Elliot Sloan (USA) 92.00  Tom Schaar (USA) 87.66
Skateboard Park[12]  Curren Caples (USA) 86.00  Pedro Barros (BRA) 84.66  Ronnie Sandoval (USA) 82.00
Women's Skateboard Street[13]  Alexis Sablone (USA) 92.00  Pamela Rosa (BRA) 86.00  Vanessa Torres (USA) 78.00
Monster Energy Men's Skateboard Street[14]  Nyjah Huston (USA) 94.00  Chaz Ortiz (USA) 83.00  Ryan Sheckler (USA) 82.00
Skateboard Street Amateurs[15]  Tyson Bowerbank (USA) 88.00  Alex Midler (USA) 86.00  Dustin Blauvelt (USA) 83.66
Skateboard/BMX Big Air Doubles[16]  Morgan Wade (USA)
 Bob Burnquist (BRA)
90.00  Steve McCann (AUS)
 Elliot Sloan (USA)
80.00  Zack Warden (USA)
 Tom Schaar (USA)
70.00

BMX[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
BMX Vert[17]  Vince Byron (AUS) 92.00  Jamie Bestwick (GBR) 91.00  Simon Tabron (GBR) 89.66
BMX Park[18]  Daniel Sandoval (USA) 92.66  Dennis Enarson (USA) 92.00  Scotty Cranmer (USA) 89.66
BMX Dirt[19]  Kyle Baldock (AUS) 90.00  Mike Clark (USA) 89.00  Chris Doyle (USA) 89.00
Go Pro BMX Big Air[20]  Colton Satterfield (USA) 90.33  Morgan Wade (USA) 89.66  Mykel Larrin (USA) 88.00
Skateboard/BMX Big Air Double[16]  Morgan Wade (USA)
 Bob Burnquist (BRA)
90.00  Steve McCann (AUS)
 Elliot Sloan (USA)
80.00  Zack Warden (USA)
 Tom Schaar (USA)
70.00

Rallycross & Off-Road Truck[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Off-Road Truck Racing[21]  Sheldon Creed (USA) 8:11.923  Robby Gordon (USA) 8:15.141  Arie Luyendyk, Jr. (USA) 7:57.705
Rallycross[22]  Scott Speed (USA) 6:20.843  Steve Arpin (CAN) 6:21.810  Sebastian Eriksson (SWE) 6:29.099

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 13 12 15 40
2  Australia 3 2 1 6
3  Brazil 2 2 0 4
4  Canada 1 1 0 2
5  France 1 0 0 1
5  Spain 1 0 0 1
7  Great Britain 0 2 2 4
8  Italy 0 1 0 1
8  Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
8  Puerto Rico 0 1 0 1
8  New Zealand 0 1 0 1
12  Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 21 23 20 64

Highlights[edit]

Even though he didn't medal in the event, Skateboarder Rony Gomes performed the first frontside 360 ollie in Skateboard Big Air history. Skateboarder Bob Burnquist wins his 8th Skateboard Big Air gold medal, the most all-time of any skateboarder in this event. Burnquist is also the most decorated skateboarder with 28 X Games gold medals. BMXer Colton Satterfield made history when he landed a double flair in BMX Big Air.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Circuit of The Americas". Circuit of The Americas. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  2. ^ Published June 16, 2014, Page 8. "Austin delivers crowds to X Games; TV mixed - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global". SportsBusiness Daily. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Austin 2015 Harley-Davidson Flat-Track". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Austin 2015 Men's Enduro X". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Austin 2015 Women's Enduro X". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  6. ^ "Austin 2015 Moto X Best Whip". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  7. ^ "Austin 2015 Moto X Step Up". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  8. ^ "Austin 2015 Moto X Speed & Style". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  9. ^ "Austin 2015 Toyota Moto X QuarterPipe". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  10. ^ "Austin 2015 Skateboard Vert". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  11. ^ "Austin 2015 America's Navy Skateboard Big Air". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  12. ^ "Austin 2015 Toyota Skateboard Park". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  13. ^ "Austin 2015 Women's Skateboard Street". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  14. ^ "Austin 2015 Monster Energy Skateboard Street Men". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  15. ^ "Austin 2015 Skateboard Street Amateurs". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  16. ^ a b "Austin 2015 Big Air Doubles". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  17. ^ "Austin 2015 BMX Vert". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  18. ^ "Austin 2015 Toyota BMX Park". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  19. ^ "Austin 2015 BMX Dirt". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  20. ^ "Austin 2015 GoPro BMX Big Air". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  21. ^ "Austin 2015 Off Road Truck Racing". Xgames.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  22. ^ "Austin 2015 Rally Car Racing". X Games. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 

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