Monster Energy congratulates team rider Jose Torres from Argentina on claiming third place in the X Games BMX Park Qualifiers at Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho today. In front of a capacity crowd at the outdoor park and thousands of viewers connected via live stream, the 24-year-old from Cordoba, Argentina punched his very first ticket to compete against the world’s best freestyle BMX riders at X Games Minneapolis 2019 in August.
For the third year in a row, the invite-only Road to X Boise Qualifier event provided BMX freestylists from across the globe with a chance to earn one of six tickets into the summer X Games. More than 10,000 fans attended the two-day spectacle – presented free to the public – this year. Fans experienced BMX and Skateboard Park competitions at the modern concrete park underneath an I-184 Interstate bridge in downtown Boise, supplemented by musical performances, food trucks and a festival village.
Torres came to Rhodes Skate Park looking for his first-ever ticket to compete at X Games. The rising South American BMX star had already sealed the deal with a second-place finish in Boise in 2018, but fractured his wrist on a harsh slam in the finals and was sidelined from competing in Minneapolis.