Following the Big Air competition at X Games Barcelona 2013, Bob Burnquist boasted 24 total X Games medals after beating out Mitchie Brusco and Elliot Sloan. The win put Burnquist even with BMX legend Dave Mirra and ahead of snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White for the medal-total record. But Big Air wasn’t just Bob’s game. Mitchie Brusco, 16 at the time, upped the stakes with his first 1080 on the MegaRamp quarterpipe to win silver, with Elliot Sloan close behind in the bronze medal position. Here, we take a look back at the full competition from the X Games Barcelona 2013.
“We’ve had these MegaRamp events here, and I’ve gotten wins here, but, this was unique,” Burnquist said. “I’m really stoked. And to do it here at home, as the first main X Games … I can’t ask for anything better.” An on-point Elliot Sloan claimed silver. Australia’s 38-year-old Jake Brown took home the bronze medal, along the way penning a new page in the history books with skateboarding’s first 720 ollie.
This special 25th anniversary episode takes a look back at the progression of the X Games and the most significant moments in its history. 25 Years of X Games features highlight footage from the past 25 years, as well as current interviews with action sports legends and ESPN hosts reliving their favorite memories.
Featured guests include: Tony Hawk, Travis Pastrana, Mat Hoffman, Dennis McCoy, Paul Rodriguez, Bucky Lasek, Lizzie Armanto, Jacko Strong, Ryan Nyquist, Selema Masekela, Ron Semiao, Ryan Sheckler, Nyjah Huston, Brighton Zeuner, Chris Fowler, Suzy Kolber, Brian Deegan, Carey Hart, Bob Burnquist, Scotty Cranmer, Mitchie Brusco, Elliot Sloan, Ken Block and Danny Way.
The 20th Anniversary of es Menikmati featuring Ronnie Creager, Arto Saari, Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, Rodrigo TX, Bob Burnquist, Tom Penny and Director/filmer/editor Fred Mortagne with strong support from Mike Manzoori. To celebrate here is the full length video with new product from es HERE.
In 2016, the “World of X Games” partnered with Andy Macdonald to present ‘Skatercross,’ a new transition-based skateboarding discipline in which skateboarders go head-to-head on a purpose-built track built for speed and style. The race-style competition attracted skateboarders across all terrains, including Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, Ryan Sheckler and more. This is the full ABC broadcast.
It’s not every day that you can see Bob Burnquist sailing around the classic SPoT vert ramp, but thanks to this clip, it could be.
Bob Burnquist discusses growing up in São Paulo Brazil, turning pro for Urgh Skateboards at age 14, going to San Fransisco and getting on Real then Anti Hero, skating in the X-Games, leaving Anti Hero for The Firm, filming for “Menikmati”, getting Rodrigo TX on the Firm and Es Footwear, trying to loop the Mt. Baldy full pipe, how the mega ramp came to be, Filming for Flip’s “Extremely Sorry”, winning 14 X-Games gold medals in 22 years, doing the loop switch with no roof, his Dreamland backyard park, skating into the Grand Canyon, his companies Burnkit and Farmaleaf, Retiring from the X-Games and much more!
There aren’t too many places where you can see Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek, and Rune Glifberg, all sessioning the same vert ramp. That is, unless you’re watching footage from Tampa Pro 2001. Kick back and enjoy this brief time capsule back to our 7th year of Tampa Pro.
New Bob Burnquist footage from MOB Grip.
Skateboarding legend Bob Burnquist shocked the masses when he walked away from Skateboard Big Air in 2017, saying that the future was in the youth’s hands. But he hasn’t completely wrapped up his skateboarding career.
Skateboard legends Bob Burnquist and Chris Cole discuss Burnquist’s decision to retire from X Games. Burnquist has competed at every X Games summer event since its inception and has 30 medals to his name.
Skateboard Big Air veteran Bob Burnquist has skated at every X Games since the beginning in 1995. In Minneapolis, he announced the end of his run.