Bilko Wins Silver In Moto X Best Trick


In STAPLES Center, where the Los Angeles Lakers won three straight championships, Kyle Loza followed suit, becoming the first ever to three-peat in Moto X Best Trick and only the third Moto X athlete to do so in X Games history. Using a variation of the sequence that won gold last year, Loza notched an 89.20 with a “Electric Doom to Kiss of Death” to successfully defend his first place status.

“It was pretty much the same thing as last year, but if you look at the video, it’s different,” noted Loza. “But I struggled with the landing and my hand blew off, so I didn’t think I’d win.”

Blake Williams was given an 88.00 score and a silver medal for his “Flying Dutchman,” a 360 Indian Air trick. Spontaneously naming the trick at the post-event press conference, Williams explained how that same loose attitude helped him achieve podium success.

“Tonight I came here and thought, ‘just stick my trick and let everyone else do what they’re gonna do,’ ” said Williams. “I’ll wait until tomorrow and then hopefully have more to celebrate.”




July 31, 2009