Second Gold For Adaptive Moto X Rider Chris Ridgway

Los Angeles, Calif. – Chad Ridgway jumped off the line, quickly worked his way into the front spot and didn’t let up once during the five-lap heat in tonight’s Moto X Super X Adaptive competition. Former Winter X Snocross competitor Mike Schultz was hot on his heels the entire race, but couldn’t overtake last year’s gold medal winner.

“I didn’t get a good start,” said Ridgway. “I had to muscle my way up to the front, and then be patient. I didn’t want to hit any big jumps until I saw what Mike was doing.”

Along with back-to-back X Games gold wins, Ridgway has won the Extremity Games the last three years in a row. Before losing his left leg below the knee in 2002 from a crash he suffered in 1995, Ridgway raced professional motocross for ten years.

“I get treated better at this race than anywhere else in the world,” said Ridgway about the X Games. “This race was more exciting than last year because I’ve been training all year long, and really had to fight for it. I felt like this was my race, though. And I’m so honored to win this against Mike. We always compete against each other. He better watch out next year.”

Jason Woods, from Highland, North Carolina came in third.

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