In 2014, Austin welcomed the hype and sensational athletes of the X Games. The whirlwind tour is moving to a new city next year, so this summer served as a bittersweet sendoff. Farewell, X Games–thanks for the memories
Austin made X Games history this year by hosting the youngest competitor ever. Eleven-year-old Brighton Zeuner took fourth place in women’s Skateboard Park.
In between events, riders of all sizes, ages, and specialties would entertain the crowd with fun showcases throughout the park.
Athletes came from all over the world to meet at X Games Austin. New Zealander and Moto X rider Levi Sherwood was just one of many international athletes competing this year.
Kevin Peraza—another competitor who rides Park and Dirt—is on the rise. Coming from a family with three brothers and a father who all ride BMX, he had plenty of support growing up and training for these events. Although he didn’t have a podium finish at the park, Peraza secured his first X Games gold medal at BMX Dirt.
Austin X Games’ final hurrah didn’t quite play out as hoped. Saturday’s storm caused all activity to come to a halt. Sunday was disappointing for attendees as well as the athletes when both BMX and Skateboard Big Air competitions were cancelled due to heavy winds.