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Jimmy Wilkins Lands His 5th Straight Win for X Games Skateboard Vert

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Jimmy Wilkins again won the Men’s Skateboard Vert Competition in the 2022 Summer X Games. This is now his 5th straight win for the X Games Vert Category making him the record holder for having the most consecutive gold medal.

Brazilian skateboarder Guy Khuri finished second in this category and also placed second in the Vert Best Trick category.

Mitchie Brusco came in at the third spot. He previously won gold for the Best Trick in X Games Chiba 2022 and the X Games Minneapolis 2018 Big Air Finals.

2022 Summer X Games Debuts First-ever Mega Park Discipline

Edouard Damestoy of France won the first-ever skate Mega Park discipline which debuted in this year’s Summer X Games. This is his first X Games gold. He previously won the 2021 Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert and World Skate Vert Championship.

Coming in 2nd place is Elliot Sloan who owns the SloanYard Facility where the Mega Park competition took place. Italo Penarrubia from Brazil landed in the third spot.

Elliot may not have won the gold in the Mega Park but he took the top spot for the Skateboard Vert Best Trick. This is his 6th X Games gold medal overall.

Elliot Sloan for the Best Vert Trick. Photo courtesy of Monster Energy

More X Games Skate Events this Weekend

Summer X Games is not over yet. The Women’s Skateboard Park, Men’s Skateboard Street, and Skateboard Street Best Trick will be held this Saturday, July 23 at the CATF in Vista CA. Women Skateboard Street and Men’s Skateboard Park will be on Sunday at the same venue. Go to this page for the full schedule.

Aside from skateboard events, X Games also features Moto X and BMX competitions.

The events are not open to the public but you can watch the full coverage live via ESPN+ in the United States. Recaps will be available on X Games YouTube Channel 24 hours after the live broadcast. Check out the details here.

Watch the Summer X Games 2022 Day 1 recap below.

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Watch the Tampa Am Highlights Here

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Here is what went down during the semis and finals of Tampa Am.

Daiki Ikeda from Tokyo, Japan won the 2022 Tampa Am. He is the younger brother of Daisuke who also won Tampa Am back in 2018.

Now in its 28th year, Tampa Am is considered a gateway into professional skateboarding. Many previous Tampa Am winners like Nyjah Huston, Felipe Gustavo, Ryan Decenzo, and Luan Oliveira are now professional skateboarders.

Aside from the main street skating contest, there were also side events such as the Concrete Jam bowl contest and the Independent Best Trick session. Tampa Am also featured concerts and art exhibits to celebrate the full diversity of skateboarding culture.

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Watch Battle 1 of the Queen of MACBA 2

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It’s Rooz Zwetsloot vs. Giovana Dias in the first Queen of MACBA 2 Battle.

Queen of Macba is a game of SKATE where anything in the plaza count (ledge, stairs etc…). It’s one attempt each until the word MACBA is spelled out. Spots must be alternated when in command, so you can’t pick the same spot two times in a row. The defence has 2 tries and 3 tries on the last letter. The picnic table must be used one time in the game.

Roos Zwetsloot won this battle. Watch out for more Queen of MACBA battles here.

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Daiki Ikeda Wins Tampa Am 2022

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Japanese Skateboarder Daiki Ikeda was hailed as the winner in the 2022 Tampa Am at the Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, Florida on November 13.

The 16-year-old skateboarder from Tokyo previously won two of the four stops of the Damn Am Series, the qualifying contest for Tampa Am.

Ginwoo Onodera from Yokohoma, Japan and Lazer Crawford of Glendale, Arizona joined him at the podium for second and third place respectively.

Here is Daiki’s winning run for the 28th Annual Tampa Am.

The winners for the minor events are as follows.

  • Mob G for Effort – Wesley Box
  • Skater XL Trick of the Weekend – Raimu Sasaki
  • Zumiez Destroyer – Cordano Russel
  • Independent Best Trick – JhanCarlos Gonzalez
  • Madness Concrete Jam – Nick Papa
  • Welcome to Town Bowl Jam – Logan Mozey

Watch the Tampa Am 2022 Finals below.

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