Jones Seizes Gold With Cliffhanger; Eye Popping Backflip Is Tops At Moto X Freestyle Final
LOS ANGELES – Last year’s silver medalist in the X Games Moto X Freestyle competition came back to The Home Depot Center with something to prove tonight, and he edged out a tough Final field that featured Nate Adams, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and Jeremy Lusk to take home the gold.
The trick that sealed the deal was a backflip cliffhanger: a 360° backwards rotation off the ramp with a full upside down vertical body extension. Jones also busted out a dead man and a backflip / heel click combo to beat out the rest of the final four.
“I never expected this,” Jones said. “Never in a million years did I think that somehow I would get a gold medal, and I did!”
Nate Adams was nursing a broken finger, but still popped tricks like a lazy boy backflip and a Superman backflip to take second place. Stenberg won the bronze.
“The crowd helps out the most – when you hear your fans screaming for you it definitely makes you want to show off a little more for them,” Stenberg said.
A sellout crowd of 34,976 packed The Home Depot Center for this evening’s events.Total attendance so far for X Games 13 stands at 94,902.
Moto X Freestyle Final Results
Results from the ESPN X Games 13 Moto X Freestyle Final competition held at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA on August 4, 2007.
Name / Hometown / Score
1. Adam Jones / Minden, NV / 94.20
2. Nate Adams / Glendale, AZ / 91.20
3. Jeremy Stenberg / Winchester, CA / 91.60
4. Jeremy Lusk / San Diego, CA / 90.80
5. Mike Mason / Carson City, NV / 90.80
6. Mat Rebeaud / Payerne, Switzerland / 90.40
7. Todd Potter / Temecula, CA / 89.00
8. Ronnie Faisst / Mays Landing, NY / 87.80
9. Dany Torres / Arahal, Spain / 84.40
10. Taka Higashino / Osaka, Japan / 71.40