X Games Goodbye

By AFM Staff – July 1, 2016
Photography by Kurt Bradley & Weston Carls

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

Did you know?

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.


Levi Sherwood

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.


On average, Moto X bikes weigh about the same as a refrigerator.

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.


Four-time X Games gold medalist Kyle Baldock took third place at BMX Park. Baldock, whose expertise is in BMX Dirt, is proving to be a formidable opponent in both events.

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.


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