CORONA, Calif. – STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles was host to Moto X Freestyle, the first of eight moto events at X Games Los Angeles 2012. Monster Energy’s Taka Higashino dominated the competition and took home a coveted X Games Gold Medal by nailing a Rock Solid Backflip! Watch for Higashino in Best Trick on Friday night. Fellow Monster Energy athletes Nate Adams, Blake “Bilko” Williams, Adam Jones, and Andre Villa finished fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively. Monster Energy’s Andre Villa sustained an injury after a crash in his first run and was unable to compete in his second run as a result.

Friday night will play host to the Best Whip and Best Trick competitions, with Monster Energy’s Josh Hansen, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, and Edgar Torronteras competing in Best Whip, and Kyle Loza, Taka Higashino, Mark Monea, and Blake “Bilko” Williams competing in Best Trick.

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X Games Los Angeles 2012 – Moto X Freestyle Results
1. Taka Higashino
2. Levi Sherwood
3. Javier Villegas
4. Nate Adams
5. Blake “Bilko” Williams
6. Adam Jones
7. Rob Adelberg
8. Dany Torres
9. Todd Potter
10. Andre Villa

Photo: Steve Cox

July 20, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – The crew at ESPN’s X Games is getting ready to dump a few tons of dirt on the floor of the STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles! The Moto X events are coming, and this year they’re all in one place, and taking place on all four days of X Games 17. A total of seven different motorcycle events including Freestyle, Step Up, Women’s Racing and Enduro X are slated to take place at the STAPLES Center starting on Thursday, July 28.

Moto X events kick off with Step Up and Best Whip on Thursday evening followed by Friday night Freestyle events. Ashley Fiolek and the fastest women in the world will take on an arenacross-style Moto X Racing course on Saturday night, and on July 31, history will be made with the very first Enduro X event, starring extreme enduro sensation, Taddy Blazusiak.