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Aug. 02, 2013 By Josh Burns

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Josh Hansen earned the fan vote in Best Whip.

Best Whip
In Moto X Best Whip, the fans determine the winner of the event. For the first time ever a female entered the competition, as Vicki Golden battled with the boys in the fan-vote competition. Although the past few competitions seemed to be more of a popularity contest, the crowd and judges all were pleased to see the best rider earn the win, as Josh Hansen won his first gold in the class after edging out Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg.

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Vicki Golden is the first female to compete in Best Whip. She finished third in the fan vote.

The gold medal is Hansen’s seventh X Games medal and his fourth in 2013. Hansen earned 42 percent of the votes, which were collected via Twitter with hash tags for each rider. Stenberg received 24 percent of the votes, while female rider Golden finished third in the voting with 21 percent of the fan vote.

Best Whip
1. Josh Hansen
2. Jeremy Stenberg
3. Vicki Golden

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