Twitch Wins Gold in Best Whip!

Best Whip
X Games Los Angeles 2012 Moto X Best Whip went down tonight at STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles. The six-minute jam session set the pace for the riders to throw down some innovative and technical whips. The fans chose the winner and it was Monster Energy's Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg defending his title to take home the X Games Gold Medal in Best Whip!

[Fellow Monster Energy athlete Josh Hansen finished sixth in Best Whip. (Photo: Steve Cox)

[With tonight’s Gold, Twitch added another piece of hardware to his X Games medal collection, bringing his total to nine. (Photo: Steve Cox)

[Taka won silver in Best Trick. (Photo: Steve Cox)

Best Trick
For the second night in a row, Monster Energy's Taka Higashino's signature trick, the Rock Solid Backflip, secured him a spot on the X Games podium. Higashino used the momentum from last night's X Games Gold finish, to bring home the Moto X Best Trick Silver Medal.

[Taka's Rock Solid Backflip earned him another X Games medal. (Photo: Steve Cox)

[Fellow Monster Energy athlete, Mark Monea, was unable to land his personal move, the Carry On, a trick he has been known to nail in the past. (Photo: Steve Cox)

[On top of taking home the Silver Medal, Taka surprised the crowd and proposed to his girlfriend on the event floor. Of course she said yes! So congrats Taka! (Photo: Steve Cox)

X Games Los Angeles 2012 – Best Whip Results

1. Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg
2. Todd Potter
3. Jarryd McNeil

X Games Los Angeles 2012 - Best Trick Results
1. Jackson Strong
2. Taka Higashino
3. Cameron Sinclair