Monster Energy X Games ReportTuesday, August 8, 2006 | 10:34 AM
Monster Energy Athletes Haul In Seven ESPN Summer X Games Medals From motorcycles to surfing to skateboards and rally cars, Monster Energy athletes have X Games covered!
CARLSBAD, Calif., (Aug. 8, 2006) – Monster Energy athletes had a
solid showing at this past week’s/weekend’s 12th annual ESPN Summer X Games, scoring a variety of medals in events across the board at the popular Olympics-like action sports competition festival.
Leading the way for Monster Energy were for sure the motorcycle
athletes. Both Adam Jones (FMX) and Mark Burkhart (SuperMoto)
captured silver medals with fine performances in their respective
events, while Doug Henry also made it to the podium with a bronze in
On the skateboard side of the competition, vert expert Jake Brown
finally broke through with a well-deserved medal, scoring a silver in
the hotly contested skateboard Big Air competition on the Mega Ramp. Brown’s mute grab backside 360 over the 70-foot gap was second only to Mega Ramp pioneer Danny Way’s back flip rocket air.
“On behalf of all the Monster Energy-backed athletes running the claw “M” logo I’d like to thank Monster for helping us get to the X Games this summer,” said Brown. “Any time you can pull a medal out of this event is huge. It’s action sports’ Olympics and Monster was
definitely a big part of the vibe with the athletes and fans this past week.”
Rounding out the medals this past week was newly acquired Monster Energy athlete Ken Block. Competing in his first X Games, Block won the silver medal in the inaugural X Games Rally Car event.
Also noteworthy from Monster Energy athletes at Summer X Games 12….Surfer Dane Reynolds won gold in “The Game” surf comp held in July. Surfer Cory Lopez won bronze in “The Game” surf comp held in July. Wakeskater Aaron Reed took top honors at the non-medal rail jam comp. Ryan Guettler took 5th in the BMX Dirt and 6th in BMX Park. Greg Lutzka qualified 3rd and finished 6th in Skate Street
. Dave Mirra was forced out of the competition with an internal injury
. FMX star Mike “The Godfather” Metzger withdrew due to injury
.Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG) missed the comp with an injured knee
To end the successful Summer X Games 12 weekend, Monster Energy had a a wrap up party at Club Element in Hollywood, CA. featuring the band Butch Walker and the Let’s Go Out Tonights, and DJ Momjeans (Danny Masterson of the 70’s Show). All of the Monster Energy athletes were mingling Hollywood style. Others seen in attendance were Travis Pastrana, Carey Hart, Danny Way, Shawn Palmer and Ronnie Faisst.
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