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Dragon FMX cleans up at Summer X Games

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Minneapolis, MN — This past weekend marked the annual action sports rite of passage—ESPN’s Summer X Games—in Minneapolis, MN at US Bank Stadium. Dragon was represented in the FMX disciplines by Josh Sheehan, Nate Adams and Destin Cantrell. Cantrell, a California-native, won the gold medal in the Best Whip event while Australia’s Josh Sheehan earned a silver medal in the Freestyle contest.

On Friday night, Sheehan took to the Freestyle course, and when the dust had settled, managed a silver medal performance. This marks the sixth medal for the Donnybrook-native, his second in the Freestyle category. He previously took gold in 2016 at Summer X Games in Austin, TX. Even more remarkable than the medal was the fact that Josh landed a brand new trick during the contest, a Downward 360 Seat Grab.

“[I] hadn’t done this trick before this week,” Sheehan noted afterward. He continued, “I was hoping to have done it a little bigger, but it’s a lot easier landing in a big foam pit—it’s much scarier coming in sideways towards the dirt,” he remarked.

Destin Cantrell, competing in his first career X Games, put on a show in prime time Saturday. At what is one of the most exciting events of the weekend—the Navy Best Whip—Cantrell walked away with gold. Best Whip is voted on by the fans, which Cantrell took home a lion share of, earning 44-percent, besting second place who had 25-percent.

Destin remarked on Instagram, “Unreal! Starting FMX at a young age I always wanted to compete at [X Games] and never gave up on that dream. Last night my dream came true at my first [X Games] appearance and I owe this gold medal to my insanely loyal fans, sponsors, and family. I can’t thank all of you enough for backing me… THANK YOU EVERYONE!”

This was the first year that Summer X Games were held at the US Bank Stadium. For more from Summer X, visit the event site here.

To watch Cantrell’s final whip, view it here on the Dragon Blog. To watch Sheehan’s silver medal performance, head over here. For more on Dragon’s premium Motocross products, check them out at dragonalliance.com.

Destin Cantrell Wins Gold at Summer X Games Best Whip

The X Games good times kept rolling into Saturday night for Dragon’s FMX riders. Destin Cantrell, who was competing in his first career X Games, put on a show in prime time on Saturday. At what is one of the most exciting events of the weekend—The Navy Best Whip—Cantrell walked away with gold. Best Whip is voted on by the fans, which Cantrell took home a lion share of, managing 44-percent, besting second place who had 25-percent.

Destin later remarked on Instagram, “Unreal! Starting FMX at a young age I always wanted to compete at [X Games] and never gave up on that dream. Last night my dream came true at my first [X Games] appearance and I owe this gold medal to my insanely loyal fans, sponsors, and family. I can’t thank all of you enough for backing me… THANK YOU EVERYONE!”

To follow Destin, head over to his Instagram and Twitter. For more on Dragon’s premium Motocross products, check them out at dragonalliance.com.

Josh Sheehan lights up Summer X with Silver Medal

The annual summer rite of passage is here, the Summer X Games, and along with it, Dragon’s FMX rider Josh Sheehan put together a sterling performance at Day 2, grabbing the silver medal in the Freestyle Motocross competition. This marks the sixth medal for the Donnybrook, AUS native, his second in the Freestyle discipline. He previously took gold in 2016 at Summer X Games in Austin, TX.

On the second of his two runs, Sheehan was sitting in 5th place, and under pressure, the 31-year-old delivered. The started off with a Indy Air Flair on the quarterpipe, followed up by a No-handed Superman, showing his deep bag of tricks. Next came Sheehan’s version of the 360, which the announcers remarked is flatter and less flippy than most; eye pleasing, to boot. With a Knack Knack set up air, Sheehan dropped a double backflip, a trick he’s made look too easy over the years. Next up was the Backflip Double Seat Grab.

Here Sheehan pulled into uncharted territory. After the backflip he went into a Downward 360 Seat Grab, the first time he’d ever done it. He finished off the run with a statement, a Kiss of Death Flip. The judges rewarded him handsomely with the 90.66, good for 2nd place.

“[I] hadn’t done this trick before this week,” Sheehan noted afterward. “This morning actually was the first time I landed it.” He continued, “I was hoping to have done it a little bigger, but it’s a lot easier landing in a big foam pit—it’s much scarier coming in sideways towards the dirt.”

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To follow Josh Sheehan, head over to his Instagram. For more on Dragon’s premium Motocross products, check them out at dragonalliance.com.

Dragon Motorsports head to X Games

As the annual summer action sports rite of passage comes closer—Summer X Games—the Dragon FMX riders prepare to compete. Held for the first time in Minneapolis, MN—at the brand new US Bank Stadium—let’s break down who and what and how to watch.

The ageless Nate Adams will be making his return to Summer X after a brief hiatus. He’ll be competing in the Best Whip competition for the first time. Joining him will be X Games rookie Destin Cantrell, who won his spot into the Best Whip contest via the Monster Energy Cup last fall.

Australian Josh Sheehan will be pulling double duty, competing in the Freestyle and Best Trick. Sheehan is fresh off a pair of 2nd place finishes at the Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid, Spain and the Nitro Circus World Games in Salt Lake City, UT.

For the Dragon FMX riders the action begins Friday July 14th. The MotoX Freestyle starts at 9:00 PM EST on ESPN. And then on Saturday the 15th, Best Whip and Best Trick start in the 7:00 PM EST block on ESPN. And all events are streaming on ESPN3.com for those who have access to that.