Reynolds Wins Second Consecutive X Games Gold
- X Games 15 BMX Freestyle Street -

( - For the first two sessions of the three session BMX Freestyle Street competition, it looked like last year's silver medalist, Van Homan, might unseat X Games BMX Freestyle Street champion Garrett Reynolds. Jersey boys in the house! But in the end, Reynolds - who dominated nearly every X Games Street competition last year, winning three gold medals and one silver in the four international X Games competitions held in 2008, along with his gold from X Games 14 - proved to be unstoppable.

A flawless manual down the 12-stair handrail earned Homan a perfect score of 50 in an early run, which Reynolds answered in his trademark style, throwing two barspins into his 360 down the stair set, as well as his signature trick: a tucked no-hander to icepick (a grind on the back peg only). The trick tradeoff continued as the two came out of the first session tied for first, and rode out of the second session separated by only one point.

A foot injury sustained during practice on Tuesday slowed Homan down in the third session, which allowed Reynolds to pull himself into a commanding lead while X Games rookie Ty Morrow - who'd been trailing in a close third place position throughout the competition - came from behind to snag the silver.

"I'm just psyched," said Reynolds of his win. "It's awesome to be on the podium with two incredible riders like Ty and Van. I had a great time."

Congratulations Garrett - You are something else!

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