Nyjah Huston takes #7 on the X Games Top Ten list. Nyjah Huston had already earned consecutive X Games Skateboard Street gold when he prepped for his final run — the final run of the entire contest — at X Games Shanghai. But he wasn’t even on the podium after Run 2 in China. He needed to crush his last pass. And of course he did, because delivering under pressure is exactly what Nyjah does.
He finished with an emphatic claim, too, raising his arms in triumph when he nailed his ender, the nollie flip noseblunt slide. There also was relief, because he nearly hung up on the trick. The Shanghai victory was his 10th X Games Street gold and 11th XG gold overall (2012 Real Street). He went on to add another gold and a silver at X Games Minneapolis, and he now has 18 total XG medals.