The BMX Freestyle Big Air limits were pushed again in Barcelona.
Utah native Colton Satterfield began the madness landing the first bar spin double tail whip flip over the gap into a triple whip on the quarter pipe. Chad Kagy then launched a huge cliffhanger back flip over the gap.
By this time the crowd was loud, rowdy and wanting more.
Giving the crowd what they wanted, Zach Warden took his third of forth run and produced the first ever Bike Flip Back Flip into a late Tailwhip over the gap into a Triple Tailwhip on the quarter pipe. Not only did it impress the judges to award him the gold, it brought the Barcelona fans to their feet.
“It was phenomenal just getting a medal and getting an opportunity to come to X Games; I’m on cloud nine right now,” said Warden. “The Big Air is the simplest biggest thing we got and its up to us to keep pushing and bringing new things to the table. It comes down to a lot of hard work. Back-to-Back medals feels so amazing, but to back it up is indescribable. I just feel so honored to be a part of the BMX community and for what we all accomplished. Today I just wanted to do my best for my Mom. It is her Birthday.”
Vince Byron brought home a silver medal after a huge second run that earned a 90.00. Byron will also leave Barcelona with a bronze medal in the Vert competition.
Colton Satterfield earned a bronze, his first X Games medal ever.
Morgan Wade, although did not podium, hit a height of 23’3” to reclaim the BMX big air record which was last broken at X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013.