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.
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.
Mitchie Brusco takes the #2 spot on the X Games Top Ten list. The 900 was first landed on a skateboard 20 years ago (at X Games, of course). The trick remains so difficult that fewer than 10 people have done it at X Games. Then came the 1080; you can count the people who have landed that trick on one hand. Now we have the 1260.
–Mitchie Brusco landed the world’s first 1260 on the quarterpipe during Run 3 of Skateboard Big Air. He crashed attempting the trick in his first two runs, and that came after crashing on it twice at X Games Shanghai. He made it look easy in his 5th overall attempt at X Games. The 1260 was part of a line that included a switch 180 over the 50-ft. gap. Despite the world’s first 1260, Mitchie took silver.
He now owns 10 X Games medals total. And 1260 bragging rights.
Mitchie Brusco made history at X Games Minneapolis 2019, landing the first 1260 on a skateboard. He was nonchalant about it, slowly descending the ramp, sill focused on the trick he had just landed for the first time. But it was clear from his first run that Mitchie only had the 1260 on his mind. His switch 180 over the 50-foot gap was instant evidence that he was focused on giving himself the best opportunity on the quarterpipe.
Watch Mitchie Brusco land the first 1260 in skateboard history in the Skateboard Big Air final, Saturday at X Games Minneapolis 2019.
Watch Jimmy Wilkins’ gold-medal-winning run in the Pacifico Skateboard Vert final, followed by Mitchie Brusco’s silver medal run and Clay Kreiner’s bronze medal run, Thursday at X Games Minneapolis 2019.
Skate analyst Gary Rogers drops by the “World of X Games” set to discuss all things skateboarding at X Games Minneapolis 2019, including Nyjah Huston, Leticia Bufoni, Trey Wood and Mitchie Brusco. What does it take to stay on top of the podium heading into Minneapolis? Watch and learn.
Watch the official athlete profiles on X Games Minneapolis 2019 Skateboard Big Air athletes Elliot Sloan, Trey Wood and Mitchie Brusco. X Games Minneapolis is going down on August 1-4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Watch the replay of ESPN’s full broadcast of the Skateboard Big Air Final at X Games Shanghai 2019, featuring Beaver Fleming, Justin Rivera, Italo Penarrubia, Clay Kreiner, Rony Gomes, Trey Wood, Mitchie Brusco and Elliot Sloan.
Skateboard Big Air drops into X Games Shanghai 2019. Watch as Elliot and Mitchie describe the feeling of skating such a huge ramp.
Mitchie Brusco is the only skateboarder to have landed a 1080 on a full-sized MegaRamp in competition. That trick, plus a backside flip Indy over the 50-foot gap, is what it took Brusco to finally win his first gold medal after 11 X Games appearances.
Mitchie Brusco wins the gold medal in Skateboard Big Air at X Games Minneapolis 2018.