Saturday offered a full day of activities and competitions as the X Games were in full swing at US Bank Stadium. Australia continued its quest to conquer it all with Logan Martin winning the gold at BMX ParkBut that quest came to a crashing halt thanks to the French! David Rinaldo snatched the gold and the title of X Games champion for Moto X Best Trick away from 4 Aussies. Not to be outdone, US athletes responded with a gold in The Real Cost Skateboard Big Air. While Elliot Sloan took home the gold Mitchie Brusco wrote history by becoming the first skater ever to land a 1260 in competition. The X Games continued their drive to include new sports and push the efforts of athletes that go unnoticed by many into the public’s eye. Skateboard Park Adaptive became a medaled event for the first time. Brazilian skater Vinicios Sardi topped the podium in his first visit to X Games, and as he told the crowd in an emotional interview, first time to North America. Over at Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street Yuto Horigome won his first gold medal with a run that took lead from Nyjah Huston with a run that included a nollie 180 50-50 grind 180 out, nollie backside noseblunt downrail, bluntslide, 360 kickflip, nollie 270 backside noseslide, and a nollie 270 switch back lipslide. Over on the gaming stage, a winner was crowned at the EXP Invitational – Apex Legends with TSM. Players ImperialHal, Albralelie and Reps took home a gold medal in the first major offline tournament held for Apex Legends.
Garrett Reynolds won his 11th gold and 14th total X Games medal at BMX Street.In BMX Dirt Logan Martin broke the competition’s streak of having a different winner every year by becoming the first back to back gold winner.
To close out competition, Tyler Bereman took the gold from favorite Aussie Jarryd McNeil in Moto X Best Whip.
The night closed out at the Armory with a (way early for EDM standards) 1030 set by Diplo continuing the X Games tradition of bringing world class music acts to the competition.