The 2017 Nitro World Games stormed Salt Lake City in an epic competition that saw enormous and literal highs and constant edge-of-your-seat action. There are so many stories to unravel over the coming days, but in the meantime we've got all the highlights and winners below for you to enjoy.
Arguably the biggest story of the night was Ryan Williams, the only athlete in the competition to make the finals in two events in two disciplines. R-Willy took home the win in Scooter Best Tricks and BMX Best Tricks and is officially the first competitor to ever win multiple events at Nitro World Games. After coming in as a favorite in scooter in 2016 and missing the podium, he made it his goal to do better this year. Did he ever. This year he also repeated as BMX Best Tricks champion, a win that came amid a bit of controversy, as initially Dawid Godziek was awarded first-place points for nailing a 720 frontflip tuck no-hander. After the event, the judges reconvened and realized there was a scoring error. After the error was corrected, the podium changed, and R-Willy took the win.
In the FMX Best Trick finale, Harry Bink took a hard crash on an attempt at a rock solid frontflip. He was a bit rattled, but he hopped back on his bike, straightened out his alignment against a kicker, and went for it again, landing the World First, taking home the trophy, and making history. In addition to Williams in BMX Best Tricks,
Levi Sherwood (Freestyle Motocross), Elliot Sloan (Skate Best Trick), and Colton Walker (BMX Triple Hit) all repeated as champions. Sherwood's flawless run was anchored by a huge nac-nac double backflip, an incredible way to punch his double back card.
BMX phenom Brian Fox had redemption in mind this year. He had to scratch before the Triple Hit semis in 2016 after winning the qualifier. This time, he made the podium with a third-place finish. Javier Villegas finished second in FMX following a year of hard work, spurred by what he called a disappointing finish last year. His second-place finish in FMX is a testament to the fact that hard work and focus pays off.
Beaver Fleming made the skate podium with a second-place finish, which surprised no one who's been following him this year. Skate legend Andy Macdonald took home third place in skate. Stay tuned for more analysis and highlights over the coning days, and read on for the complete results and highlights from all six events.
2017 SCOOTER BEST TRICKS RESULTS
1. Ryan Williams 2. Tyler Chaffin 3. Cody Flom 4. Chris Farris 5. Dakota Schuetz 6. Dylan Morrison 7. Capron Funk 8. Nolan Shoemaker
2017 BMX TRIPLE HIT RESULTS
1. Colton Walker 2. Nick Bruce 3. Brian Fox 4. Andy Buckworth 5. Alex Coleborn 6. Brandon Loupos 7. Marcus Christopher 8. Colton Satterfield
2017 FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS RESULTS
1. Levi Sherwood 2. Javier Villegas 3. Josh Sheehan 4. Adam Jones 5. Clinton Moore 6. Harry Bink 7. Steve Mini 8. Blake Williams
2017 SKATE BEST TRICKS RESULTS
1. Elliot Sloan 2. Beaver Fleming 3. Andy Macdonald 4. Mitchie Brusco 5. Italo Penarrubia 6. CJ Titus 7. Marcelo Bastos 8. Rony Gomes
2017 BMX BEST TRICKS RESULTS
1. Ryan Williams 2. Brandon Loupos 3. Jaie Toohey 4. Brandon Schmidt 5. Jacob Bailey 6. Zack Warden 7. Dawid Godziek 8. James Foster
2017 FMX BEST TRICK RESULTS
1. Harry Bink 2. William Van Den Putte 3. Pat Bowden 4. Josh Sheehan 5. Brodie Carmichael 6. Gregg Duffy