James Stewart Grabs Silver in Moto X Best Whip

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The people have spoken – or texted – and they voted Todd Potter winner of Moto X Best Whip at X Games 15.

Potter was able to secure 43 percent of the vote even without extensive warm up this afternoon. Defending his 2008 Best Whip gold medal, the three-time X Games medalist acknowledged that fame can play a role in his success.

“It’s always a fun competition,” said Potter. “But you don’t know if it’s popularity or if it’s truly talent. Either way, it’s fun.”

Runner-up James Stewart was a ball of energy while collecting his 20 percent of the vote, cupping his ear to the crowd to pump his approval rating from the fans. After the contest, he even bowed down to Potter and gave the winner his jersey, the stakes agreed upon during some good natured trash talk before the event.

“He was a good sport,” smiled Potter.

Ricky Carmichael took third place with 17 percent of the vote.

Author

ESPN

Date

July 30, 2009