It’s been a long time since the last skateboarding event at X Games. But Friday’s competitions at the private California Training Facility (CA|TF) in Vista, California, sure made up for lost time. In the closed-to-the-public event streamed live to audiences across the globe, the world’s best riders competed in Skateboard Park, Vert, and Vert Best Trick as well as BMX Street.
For the biggest upset of the day, X Games rookie and Monster Army rider Liam Pace claimed an upset victory in the highly contested Men’s Skateboard Park final.
Monster riders also claimed medals in Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Street, bringing the count to 17 overall medals (6 gold, 7 silver, 4 bronze) from BMX, Moto X, and Skateboard events on day three of the world’s premium action sports showcase.
With all courses designed by California Skateparks, the experts behind X Games competition set-ups, the CA|TF provided the perfect backdrop for history-making performances.
Here’s how it all went down at the CA|TF on day 3 X Games 2021: