Top 11 X Games Moments

Chuck Carothers lands the first body varial at the 2004 X Games.

ESPN celebrates 11 years of X Games in Los Angeles with the X Games LA 2013.

Events take place in Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE venues and event spaces, including STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Event Deck at L.A. LIVE, the new Downtown rally car street circuit and the debut of the Big Air ramp on Chick Hearn Court. More than 200 athletes competed for medals and prize money in skateboarding, BMX, freestyle motocross and Rally.

In honor of the X Games 11th year in LA, we round up the 11 best moments from an incredible run.

Photos courtesy of ESPN Images.

 

2003: Metal Mulisha general Brian Deegan lands the first Moto X 360

2003: At 13 years old, Ryan Sheckler becomes the youngest gold medalist in X Games history

2004: Chuck Carothers lands the first body varial, dubbed "The Carolla" in Moto X Best Trick

2005: Sandro Dias lands the first 900 in Skateboard Vert within run time

2006: Travis Pastrana lands the first double backflip in competition in Moto X Best Trick

2006: Rally Car Racing legend Colin McRae rolls his car in the Super Special and barely loses any time

2006: Kevin Robinson lands the first double flair in BMX Freestyle Vert Best Trick

2007: Marisa Dal Santo wins her first X Games gold medal, unseating three-time gold medalist Elissa Steamer for the Women's Skateboard Street gold on her 20th birthday

2009: Blake “Bilko” Williams (pictured) becomes the first international and Australian Moto X Freestyle gold medalist, the same year that Ashley Fiolek becomes the first profoundly deaf athlete to win gold at the X Games

2011: Matt Buyten sets a World Record, winning Moto X Step Up by clearing a height of 37 feet

2012: Garrett Reynolds earned the fourth five-peat in X Games history in BMX Freestyle Street, remaining the only athlete to win this competition at X Games.