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]

Extreme sport class of sport

Action sports, Adventure sports or Extreme sports are activities perceived as involving a high degree of risk. These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear.

Circuit of the Americas race track near Austin, Texas, USA

Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is a grade 1 FIA specification 3.427-mile (5.515 km) motor racing track and facilities located within the ETJ of Austin, Texas. The facility is home to the Formula One United States Grand Prix, the IndyCar Classic, and the Motorcycle Grand Prix of The Americas, a round of the FIM Road Racing World Championship. It previously hosted the Australian V8 Supercars, the American Le Mans Series, the Rolex Sports Car Series, the FIA World Endurance Championship, and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Austin, Texas State capital city in Texas, United States

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th-most populous city in Texas. It is also the fastest growing large city in the United States, the second most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona, and the southernmost state capital in the contiguous United States. As of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 1, 2017 estimate, Austin had a population of 950,715 up from 790,491 at the 2010 census. The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan statistical area, which had an estimated population of 2,115,827 as of July 1, 2017. Located in Central Texas within the greater Texas Hill Country, it is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways, including Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis on the Colorado River, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, and Lake Walter E. Long.

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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.

X Games extreme sports tournament

The X Games is an annual extreme sports event hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN. Coverage is also shown on ESPN's sister network, ABC. The inaugural X Games were held during the summer of 1995 in Newport, Rhode Island. Participants compete to win bronze, silver, and gold medals, as well as prize money.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.

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]

ESPN is a U.S.-based sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%). The company was founded in 1979 by Bill Rasmussen along with his son Scott Rasmussen and Ed Egan.

American Broadcasting Company American broadcast television network

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building.

Track racing

Track racing is a form of motorcycle racing where teams or individuals race opponents around an unpaved oval track. There are differing variants, with each variant racing on a different surface type.

Results

Flat Track

EventGoldSilverBronze
X Games Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing [3] Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Smith  (USA)8:20.168Flag of the United States.svg Sammy Halbert (USA)8:20.638Flag of the United States.svg  Brad Baker  (USA)8:25.406

Moto X

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

Skateboarding

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

BMX

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

Rallycross & Off-Road Truck

EventGoldSilverBronze
Off-Road Truck Racing [21] Flag of the United States.svg  Sheldon Creed  (USA)8:11.923Flag of the United States.svg  Robby Gordon  (USA)8:15.141Flag of the United States.svg  Arie Luyendyk, Jr.  (USA)7:57.705
Rallycross [22] Flag of the United States.svg  Scott Speed  (USA)6:20.843Flag of Canada.svg  Steve Arpin  (CAN)6:21.810Flag of Sweden.svg  Sebastian Eriksson  (SWE)6:29.099

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 13121540
2Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 3216
3Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2204
4Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1102
5Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1001
Flag of France.svg  France 1001
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 0224
8Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0101
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0101
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0101
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 0101
12Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0011
Totals (12 Nations)21231963

Highlights

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.

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