Monster Energy’s Jose Torres Takes Bronze in BMX Park at X Games Minneapolis 2019

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Monster Energy congratulates Jose Torres from Argentina on claiming the bronze medal in BMX Park at X Games Minneapolis 2019 on Saturday.

Monster Energy’s Jose Torres Takes Bronze in BMX Park at X Games Minneapolis 2019

Monster Energy congratulates Jose Torres from Argentina on claiming the bronze medal in BMX Park at X Games Minneapolis 2019 on Saturday. In front of an energetic crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, the 24-year-old from Cordoba, Argentina, took home his first X Games medal and became the first rider from Argentina to medal in BMX.

Saturday’s BMX action kicked off on the full-featured concrete bowl course with Men’s BMX Park. In the 15-minute finals session featuring the weekend’s top six riders, the recipe for success was going big and stacking as many tricks as possible into flawless runs. Maintaining good flow and speed was also key, as the vast concrete bowl course offered lots of obstacles to cover, including rails, boxes, bowl corners, vert sections, and spine ramps in only 30 seconds per run.

Torres came into the competition as a rookie, having just earned his ticket to Minneapolis in the Boise Road to X Games qualifier in July. Last year, Torres was sidelined from competing at X Games Minneapolis by a wrist injury sustained directly after qualifying. But this year, there was no holding back the 24-year-old.

In the intense final session, Torres covered the entire course in trick-heavy runs featuring 360 tailwhip to barspin, barspin backflip over the spine, downside tailwhip transfer into the bank, wall bash barspin, barspin to manual to barspin over the sub-box, barrel roll barspin, as well as high-flying 360 tailwhip to barspin and frontflip over centerpiece box. The judges rewarded his technical moves and consistency with the bronze medal, which Torres accepted proudly as the first athlete from his country to medal in BMX at X Games.

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ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 18 hours of live X Games Minneapolis 2019 coverage. Eight-and-a-half additional hours of event coverage will be streamed live on the X Games Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages to fans in the United States. X Games Minneapolis coverage will also be accessible via the ESPN App to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Following X Games Minneapolis 2019, ABC will show four hours of programming on Saturday, August 10, as part of the World of X Games series as well as a one-hour Best of Show featuring athletic and musical highlights on Saturday, August 17.

Don’t miss out on the action in the Twin Cities. Score all the exclusive updates from X Games Minneapolis 2019 including photos and contest results as they happen visit http://www.monsterenergy.com. Follow Monster Energy on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter and watch the official Monster Energy hashtag #unleashedatx on social media.

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