Bob Burnquist Scores Two Silvers At Summer X 15

1249245488

After five years of competition, Jake Brown barely edged out two-time gold medalist Bob Burnquist. Tied with a 94.00 down the stretch, both riders were unsuccessful in landing their final run, making Brown the champion by virtue of his next highest score (91.33).

Burnquist set a strong tone with opening round score of 91.00 before eventually succumbing to Brown. He was proud of the way he and his fellow riders continually took on the challenge of launching off the 70-foot ramp.

“Everyone stepped up and honored the sport,” said Burnquist.

Bob Burnquist followed up a Big Air silver medal performance 24 hours earlier with another second place finish (89.00), but like all his fellow riders, spoke mostly afterward about his respect for Way.

“It’s 30 minutes. Danny can hold the pain that long and put something down,” affirmed Burnquist. “This is the first rail jam. He came up with the obstacle. He was gonna skate no matter what.”

Author

ESPN

Date

August 03, 2009