Millington, MI – 2-time X Games Gold Medalist Chris Ridgway successfully defended his title as Limb-Loss Motocross Champion during the 5th annual Extremity Games (eX5) at Baja Acres motocross facility in Millington, Michigan last weekend.
“Extremity Games has seen amazing growth over the last 5 years”, says eX5 Executive Director Beth Taylor. “We’ve reached so many people to get to the point where we are -we are very blessed to have everyone here.”
In partnership with Adaptive Action Sports, Extremity Games also serves as a qualifier for the Moto X, Super X Adaptive races at the ESPN® Summer X Games 16. Newcomer Todd Thompson won the X Games qualifier in the Limb-Loss class while South African favorite Sampie Erasmus won both the X Games Qualifier and the eX5 Gold in the Limb-Difference classes. The Super X Adaptive Finals will be televised live on ESPN in late July/early August.
Motocross legend Doug Henry was also in attendance at eX5 to support the athletes and sign autographs with his fellow adaptive competitors. Doug has been riding and racing in Adaptive Action Sports events since a crash that left him paralyzed in 2007, which he is currently recovering from.
“I enjoy seeing the kids [and] how eager they are to go racing”, says Doug. “There’s a good family atmosphere here and I’m just glad I came to be a part of it.”
To find out more on Extremity Games, visit www.exremitygames.com.