Moto X rider Brett Cue taken to hospital after nasty crash in Best Whip

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Moto X rider Brett Cue was taken to the hospital after a nasty fall during the Best Whip competition Sunday.

Cue, who is from Enid, Okla., landed hard and was motionless before he was attended to by medical professionals and taken away on a stretcher.

According to X Games officials Cue was awake and alert and taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

 

Josh Sheehan wins gold in Moto X Freestyle

ORG XMIT: SHA111 Josh Sheehan of Australia performs during a Moto X demonstration during the 2009 X Games Asia on Sunday May 3, 2009 in Shanghai, China.  (AP Photo)
ORG XMIT: SHA111 Josh Sheehan of Australia performs during a Moto X demonstration during the 2009 X Games Asia on Sunday May 3, 2009 in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo)

Josh Sheehan won gold in Moto X Freestyle with a score of 93.33.

“This is surreal,” Sheehan said. “It’s been a hectic month of training. I’m just so happy, I’m so stoked.”

Rob Adelberg took sedon with a 91.66, while Clinton Moore took third with a 91. Taka Higashino also posted a 91, but Moore took bronze since he had a slightly higher score — 91 to 90.66 — on his first run.

Weather postpones big air to Saturday, cancels musical acts

Severe weather moves over the big air ramp during the 2016 X Games at Circuit of the Americas Wednesday, June 3, 2016. Weather delayed the competition. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)
Severe weather moves over the big air ramp during the 2016 X Games at Circuit of the Americas Wednesday, June 3, 2016. Weather delayed the competition. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

Update: Events have been cancelled for the remainder of Friday night. Skateboard Big Air will be held tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tonight’s musical have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

The X Games skateboard big air event has been delayed due to inclement weather at Circuit of the Americas.

X Games officials are asking fans to head to their cars for safety, while the COTA Tower is being used as a signal for fans.

The tower is currently lit blue, if it is lit red the event is cancelled. If the tower is green it’s all clear to resume competition.

McNeil and Podmol share first gold medal of 2016 X Games

Jarryd McNeil clearing 33 feet on the LifeProof Step UP at Circuit of Americas June 2, 2016.
Jarryd McNeil clearing 33 feet on the LifeProof Step UP at Circuit of Americas June 2, 2016.

Jarryd McNeil and Libor Podmol shared the first gold medal of the 2016 X Games. McNeil and Podmol each cleared the bar at 33 feet in Moto X Step Up — essentially a high-jump competition on motorcycles — while Massimo Bianconcini took bronze after clearing 32 feet.

The three medalists locked up a top-three position after the rest of the eight-man field bowed out at 30 feet or lower.

“It’s great to win and start off like this,” McNeil said in a post-podium interview. “I knew what he (Podmol) was going to be capable of so I had to be ready.”

Motox X Step was one of two kick-off events Thursday, and both were held at the dirt track about a mile away from Circuit of the Americas. Shuttles were setup to take spectators to the dirt track, which was built last year for flat-track racing.

In Flat-Track won the gold with a time of 6:35.907. Kenny Coolbeth Jr. was the silver medalist, while Brad Baker claimed bronze.

It stayed dry Thursday, but the schedule was slightly altered with storms set to role into the area later. The last chance qualifier in Flat-Track was cancelled to quicken the schedule, while Thursday’s planned concert by Reverend Horton Heat was cancelled due to track conditions.

Celebrating it’s third and final year in Austin, the X Games didn’t have a downtown kick-off event like years past. The two events Thursday were well-attended at the smaller venue, but lacked the buzz of the 2014 and 2015 events that took place downtown.

Bob Burnquist claims 30th X Games medal

Bob Burnquist won his 30th career X Games medal, claiming silver in Skateboard Vert Best Trick.

It was Burnquist’s third medal of the weekend. He won the gold in Skateboard Big Air and Big Air Doubles, partnering with Morgan Wade.

Elliot Sloan won the gold medal in the event. Earlier he took silver in Big Air Doubles.

BMX star Steve McCann ‘awake and alert’ after scary X Games crash

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BMX rider Steve McCann was awake and alert after his scary crash in Big Air Doubles, according to X Games officials.

McCann was being transported to the hospital for observation and will be assessed for a head injury.

McCann hit his head on the ramp on his fourth run in Big Air Doubles. He was separated from his bike and slid off the main ramp onto the exit ramp, where he was quickly attended to by the medical staff.

Bob Burnquist and Morgan Wade claim Big Air Doubles gold

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Morgan Wade and Bob Burnquist teamed up to win the inaugural Big Air Doubles competition at Circuit of the Americas.

The new event paired together a skateboarder and a BMX rider, with the top aggregate score claiming the gold medal.

There was a scary moment in the competition when Steve McCann was taken away on a stretcher. McCann hit his head and was being evaluated for a head injury, according to ESPN officials.

McCann did earn a silver medal, teaming up with Elliot Sloan.

Zach Warden and Tom Schaar claimed the bronze medal.

Scott Speed defends title in RallyCross

Scott Speed defended his RallyCross gold medal, edging out Steve Sarpin by a slim margin.

The last American to drive in Formula One, Speed has now won the past three X Games RallyCross gold medals dating back to 2013.

Speed ran most of the race with a severely damaged bumper, but it didn’t stop him from taking the lead from Sebastian Eriksson in the fifth lap. He then held the lead for the rest of the race and took the joker – an extra turn each competitor must take once – on the seventh lap.

Speed finished the race in 6 minutes, 20.843 seconds. Sarpin crossed the finish line at 6:21.80.

Eriksson finished third, even though the Swedish driver blew a tire and was running on the metal rim for the final four laps of the 10-lap race.

Alexis Sablone takes gold in women’s skateboard street

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Alexis Sablone won the women’s skateboard street contest, her third career X Games gold medal.

The 27-year-old recorded the two best scores of the competition. She had an 89.66 on her first run, then bettered her gold-medal winning score with a 92 on her third and final run.

Pamela Rosa, a 14-year-old Brazilian, took silver with a score of 86. Vanessa Torres finished third with a 78.

Pierre-Luc Gagnon wins gold in skateboard vert

Pierre-Luc Gagnon took home the gold medal in the skateboard vert, the 20th overall medal of his X Games career.

Gagnon had the best two runs of the competition. He recorded an 88 on his first run and then upped his score to 92.33 on his second of three chances.

Paul-Luc Ronchetti claimed silver with an 86, while Sam Beckett finished third and took home the bronze medal with an 82.33 on his final run.

Multiple riders said they had to make adjustments to the wind and heat in the middle of the day at Circuit of Americas.

In 2014, skateboard vert was held downtown at night, under much cooler and calmer conditions.