X Games Austin 2015: Vince Byron Ends Jamie Bestwick’s BMX Streak

[Video] The trick that gave Bestwick his first loss in almost a decade. Also, Bob Burnquist shines.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

Bestwick Dethroned

Friday night brought some big surprises to X Games Austin, mainly the fact that BMX vert king Jamie Bestwick lost for the first time since the Bush administration.

That’s right. It was Vince Byron ending the longest winning streak in X Games history after he defeated Bestwick in the BMX vert with a 540 flair, a trick never before seen at the X Games.

“I knew Jamie [Bestwick] was still going to bring the heat and he wasn’t going to go down without a fight. To put it all together is my dream, it’s what I’ve been working toward all year,” said Byron

Bestwick still took silver, but it’s his first loss at the Games in nearly a decade after winning 9 golds in a row.

Byron has four medals now in the BMX vert but this is his first gold.

Bob Burnquist Makes A Comeback

X Games legend Bob Burnquist also took down 2014 gold medalist Tom Schaar in the Skateboard Big Air competition. 

Burnquist landed a switch 540 over the gap into an Indy 700 landing fakie on the quarterpipe to gain the night’s highest score of 93.33. It’s only his 28th X Games medal (note sarcasm). Schaar took the bronze.

And in case all those tricks sound like a foreign language, here’s more video. 

Friday Night’s X Games Results

BMX Vert Final

1. Vince Byron 92.00 (AUS)
2. Jamie Bestwick 91.00 (GBR)
3. Simon Tabron 89.66 (GBR)
4. Steve McCann 88.00 (AUS)
5. Mykel Larrin 86.33 (USA)
6. Chad Kagy 86.33 (USA)
7. Coco Zurita 84.00 (CHI)
8. Dennis McCoy 83.00 (USA)

Skateboard Vert Final

1. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, 92.33 (CAN)
2. Paul-Luc Ronchetti, 86.00 (GBR)
3. Sam Beckett, 82.33 GBR)
4. Alex Perelson, 80.33 (USA)
5. Bob Burnquist, 79.66 (BRA)
6. Mitchie Brusco, 79.33 (USA)
7. Andy Macdonald, 78.33 (USA)
8. Jono Schwan, 77.00 (USA)
9. Elliot Sloan, 76.33 (USA)
10. Jimmy Wilkins, 58.33 (USA)
11. Sandro Dias, 30.00 (BRA)
12. Bucky Lasek, 15.33 (USA)

Toyota BMX Park Final

1. Daniel Sandoval, 92.66 (USA)
2. Dennis Enarson, 92.00 (USA)
3. Scotty Cranmer, 89.66 (USA)
4. Gary Young, 88.00 (USA)
5. Sergio Layos, 86.00 (ESP)
6. Chase Hawk, 84.66 (USA)
7. Daniel Dhers, 83.66 (VEN)

Women’s Enduro X Final

1. Laia Sanz, 6:37.266 (ESP)
2. Tarah Gieger, 6:44.471 (PUR)
3. Kacy Martinez, 6:58.442 (USA)
4. Shelby Turner, 7:14.795 (CAN)
5. Emma Bristow, 7:16.662 (GBR)
6. Maria Forsberg, 7:36.328 (USA)
7. Sandra Gomez Cantero, 7:45.174 (ESP)
8. Rachel Gutish, 7:54.901 (USA)
9. Lexi Pechout, 7:55.942 (CAN)
10. Chantelle Bykerk, -1 lap (CAN)
11. Melissa Harten, -1 lap (CAN)
12. Morgan Tanke, -1 lap (USA)
13. Nicole Bradford, -1 lap (USA)

Men’s Enduro X Final

1. Mike Brown, 10:09.005 (USA)
2. Taylor Robert, 10:15.504 (USA)
3. Cody Webb, 10:20.466 (USA)
4. Colton Haaker, 10:31.369 (USA)
5. Geoff Aaron, 10:48.951 (USA)
6. Kyle Redmond, 11:03.887 (USA)
7. Ty Tremaine, 11:24.863 (USA)
8. Nick Thompson, -1 lap (USA)
9. Cory Graffunder -1 lap (CAN)
10. Jamie Lanza -1 lap (USA)
11. Kornel Nemeth -1 lap (HUN)
12. Max Gerston -2 laps (USA)

America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air Final

1. Bob Burnquist, 93.33 (BRA)
2. Elliot Sloan, 92.00 (USA)
3. Tom Schaar, 87.66 (USA)
4. Rony Gomes, 86.00 (BRA)
5. Jono Schwan, 45.66 (USA)

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