Oakley's Dany Torres Wins, Oakley's Blake "Bilko" Williams Places Third At The X-Knights Costa Rica


Oakley’s Dany Torres got another well deserved win at X Knights in Costa Rica last weekend. For the fourth consecutive year, Torres was the winner in front of a sold out crowd of 25,000 crazy fans in Ricardo Saprisa Stadium. Oakley’s Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams placed third at the weekend’s X-Knights event in San Jose, Costa Rica in the first competitive outing since his 2009 X Games triumph.

In all of his runs Dany was at his best level, showing a great variety of tricks ,all of them executed with great perfection and smoothness. The Costa Rican fans were at his side, and he also impressed the judges who decided Dany was the best in all the competitions.

Bilko, riding a borrowed bike, advanced through the initial stages before lining up for his final run where he discovered a bolt had come loose in the front of his seat.

The technical hitch limited the tricks he could perform and he was forced to consolidate and finish third with a score of 91.5.

“I had a great time there and would love to do all of the X-Knights events if my schedule lets me,” said Williams.

“I was on a borrowed bike and a bolt at the front of the seat came undone and the seat started flapping in the final run which meant my trick selection was dramatically reduced.

“Playing on my mind also was the fact that this is where my very good friend Jeremy Lusk died last year, but I kept going and did a couple more tricks and a 360 to round it out.


The remaining events on the X-Fighters tour will take place in Egypt, Moscow, Madrid, London and Rome.

For all the latest news and updates from Bilko, visit www.bilko22.comwww.bilko22.com

Stay tuned for the next event, The Red Bull X-Fighters in Mexico on April 16th.


Erin Edwards


March 16, 2010

Related Photos