Monster Energy’s Ishod Wair Wins Street Bronze in Men’s Skateboarding at X Games 2021 | New
VISTA, California, July 18, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Monster Energy congratulates team rider Ishod Wair for winning bronze in the Men’s Street Skateboarding Final at the X Games 2021 on Saturday. The last day of the X Games competitions at the California Training Facility (CA | TF) in Vista, California, the 29-year-old from Bordentown, New Jersey, took third place in a group of eight elite street skaters.
Also on Saturday, the Monster Energy BMX athlete Felix Prangenberg was announced as the X Games Gold winner in this year’s X Games Real BMX competition. In the video competition judged by a jury of experts, the 23-year-old from Rossbach, Germany, took first place thanks to a 90-second video portion captured in street spots with a filmmaker / editor David Schaller.
Supported by Monster Energy as an Official Energy Drink Partner, the 2021 X Games were contested as a closed event to the public at three unique training facilities for athletes across Southern california: BMX team rider Pat Casey hosted BMX events in their Dream Yard on July 14th. Following, Axell hodges The legendary Slayground compound hosted the global Moto X elite on July 15th. And finally, skateboarding events, alongside BMX Street, were contested at the California Training Facility (CA | TF) in July 16 to 18.
Over four days of competition, the Monster Energy team won 20 X Games 2021 medals (7 gold, 8 silver, 5 bronze) at BMX, Moto X and Skateboard events in the top action sports showcase. range in the world.
Here’s how the action went for the Monster Energy riders on the final day of the 2021 X Games:
Men’s Street Skateboard: Monster Energy’s Ishod Wair Wins Bronze
Saving the best for last, some of the world’s most talented street skaters took to the California Training Facility (CA | TF) on Saturday. The Men’s Skateboard Street competitive final featured eight riders looking to achieve their best run in a controlled 30-minute jam session.
As the perfect backdrop for higher level street tricks, CA | TF’s rectangular course offered plenty of handrails, banks, wall rides, ledges, kickers, quarterpipes and a Euro Gap. Designed by California Skateparks, the experts behind the competition setups at X Games stadium events, the course encouraged creative lines and innovative tricks.
When it comes to creativity and innovation, Wair has both en masse. The 29-year-old from Bordentown, New Jersey, is certified “Skater of the Year” by Thrasher Magazine (SOTY) and also has a successful track record in competition, including victories at the legendary CPH Open and a gold medal at the X Games Norway 2019.
As the final began in (CA | TF), Wair settled into his comfort zone and attacked the course in characteristic effortless style. In his third round of the final, Wair assembled kickflip boards, slide the bank rail, dull the frontside of the Hubba ledge, go up the stairs and flip the kicker 360, kickflip frontside the quarterpipe, kickflip frontside lipslide the six-step handrail, nollie heelflip to Euro Gap, a perfect switch for the heelflip at the bottom of the eight steps and a kickflip switch on the quarterpipe for the bronze medal.
After Saturday’s podium, Wair now holds three X Games medals (1 gold, 2 bronze). In April 2021, Thrasher Magazine SOTY won the SLS Unsanctioned 2 street competition. He twice won the legendary CPH Open street competition in Copenhagen, Denmark (2017 and 2019) and won third place in the 2020 Tampa Pro Street Contest, his very first trophy in the high-profile event.
X Games Real BMX: Monster Energy Felix Prangenberg wins gold in BMX video competition
One more thing ! The 2021 X Games also included an online video component that awarded full-fledged X Games medals: The X Games Real BMX competition featured six top BMX riders with 90-second video matches judged by a panel of experts.
The X Games Real series was launched in 2010 to capture the progression of action sports outside of the competitive arena. Now in its twelfth year, the series is awarding medals at the X Games for outstanding videos by guest teams of BMX, motocross, skateboard, freeski and snowboard athletes and directors. Participants are free to decide on the tips, spots and music featured in their video segments. The competition also includes a Fan favorite component voted by online viewers.
When the winners of the X Games Real BMX 2021 were announced on Saturday night’s live broadcast, the top honors went to 23-year-old Felix Prangenberg from Rossbach, Germany. Team Monster Energy’s new driver claimed victory with a video segment created alongside the filmmaker / editor David Schaller.
With “Sleep Paralysis” performed by Klaplong as the soundtrack, the winning video entry was filmed on the streets of the German city of Cologne. The video showcases all of Prangenberg’s technical BMX talent in a real urban environment. It sets the bar higher with manual combos and signature spinning turns, complemented by sturdy drops in spaces and stairs, as well as tough grinds on handrails and ledges.
Having already won silver in Friday’s BMX Street competition at the X Games 2021, Prangenberg now holds three X Games medals (1 gold, 2 silver). Be sure to watch Gold Medalist Prangenberg’s Real BMX 2021 video here.
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And it’s a wrap! Congratulations to Monster Energy for an incredible bonus of 20 medals at the X Games 2021 (7 gold, 8 silver, 5 bronze). The BMX team won eleven medals, including five gold. The Moto X team won five medals (1 gold), while the Monster Energy skaters won three medals (1 gold).
Thank you to the entire ESPN team for making the history of the X Games with this exceptional showcase for action sports.
Did you miss today’s live broadcast? X Games fans who missed out on the action at X Games 2021 this week can watch all of the medal races and several highlights on the official X Games YouTube channel.
Viewers in United States can also look forward to watching ‘Best of X Games 2021’ tonight from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on ABC.
Visit http://www.monsterenergy.com for exclusive content from the X Games 2021, including photos, videos and contest results. Follow Monster Energy on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.
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