Jamie Bestwick; BMX Vert; X Games Austin 2014; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports
For the ninth time in a row, Jamie Bestwick stood on top of the podium to collect another gold medal in BMX Vert.
“This never gets old,” Bestwick said. ““I can’t think of a better way to start the Austin X Games than to win gold.”
Bestwick was the final rider in Heat 1 stomping his run to the highest score of the night a 92.66 allowing his second run to be his “Victory Lap.”
“There is a strong BMX connection with this community here in Austin and for me to add a chapter to the books of history is a feeling that makes me so blessed to be doing what I love.”
Simon Tabron; BMX Vert; X Games Austin 2014; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports
A strong first run put Simon Tabron into second place and earned him the silver.
““I am thrilled that X Games has decided to put the Vert ramp here downtown, at the Capitol in Texas,” Tabron said. “I am also so thankful X Games has given me a chance to win silver in such a strong BMX community. What a great competition we had tonight.”