On Friday, the California Training Facility (CA|TF) in Vista, official training grounds for U.S. Olympic teams in BMX and Skate, provided the backdrop for the BMX Street final. The rectangular street course was lined by a 4-foot quarterpipe and stacked with a Euro gap, several eight-stair handrails, wallrides, banks, bump-to-rail features, stairs, and Hubba ledges.
Known as one of the pacesetters of BMX progression, Prangenberg came to X Games 2022 after recently taking second place at Simple Session in Europe. With his penchant for tech combos and difficult fakie landings, the German BMX pro had the right bag of tricks for the technical course.
In his first run, Prangenberg secured his podium spot by putting down a video part-worthy peg grind up the 8-stair rail to 360 tailwhip off, 360 to fakie on the quarterpipe, Cab 360 off the platform, nose bonk the quarterpipe, 180 lookback the stair set, peg grind 180 the long rail, ice pick grind the big rail, and opposite 360 off the stage for the silver medal.
And just like that, Prangenberg now owns four X Games Medals: 1 gold, 3 silver. In 2021, the German team rider stoked audiences with his Monster Energy-produced ‘Urge’ video part.
Keep watching this spot and tune in to ESPN’s live feeds for more action from X Games 2022! On Saturday, the California Training Facility will host five medal events: Watch out for Monster Energy’s Nyjah Huston looking to add to his 13 gold medals and 19 X Games medals overall in Men’s Skateboard Street and Skateboard Street Best Trick.
Also keep an eye out for young ripper Mami Tezuka alongside Olympian Lizzie Armanto in Women’s Skateboard Park. Plus, look forward to Monster Energy’s stacked BMX team sending it in BMX Park and Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick.
Make sure to witness history in the making on Saturday at X Games 2022!