Sixteen-Time X Games BMX Medalist, Ryan Nyquist, Invited to the World-Class Action Sports Event for 20th Year
Nyquist to Compete at 22nd Edition of X Games in BMX Dirt and Park
Santa Cruz, Calif. – Ryan Nyquist started riding bikes at the age of three, competed in his first BMX freestyle competition at 16 and made his first X Games appearance at 18. Now at 37 years of age, Nyquist is not only a legend and household name in both BMX Dirt and Park, he has been invited to compete in both competitions at his 20th X Games which starts today through June 5 in Austin, Texas. BMX Park will be live on Saturday, June 4, at 12 p.m. ET, and BMX Dirt will be live on Sunday, June 5, at 12 p.m. ET - both finals will be aired on ABC.
“Being involved with anything for 20 years is great, but I'm truly excited about being able to ride at a level that would allow me to be a part of such a high caliber event, such as X Games, for 20 years,” Nyquist said. “Throughout that time I've seen so many changes with the events, the sports, and also myself, and it’s really been such a learning experience for me and my riding. The X Games has pushed our riding and sports beyond where we ever could have dreamed. I couldn't be more happy to have been a part of that progression.”
X Games Highlights:
2014 - BMX Park (Austin) - 5th place
2013 - BMX Park (Barcelona) - Silver
2013 - BMX Dirt (Foz do Iguaçu) - Bronze
2012 - BMX Park (Los Angeles) - Silver
2006 - BMX Dirt (Los Angeles) - Silver
2005 - BMX Park (Los Angeles) - Bronze
2004 - BMX Park (Los Angeles) - Silver
2003 - BMX Dirt (Los Angeles) - Gold
2003 - BMX Park (Los Angeles) - Gold
2002 - BMX Park (Philadelphia) - Gold
2001 - BMX Dirt (Philadelphia) - Silver
2000 - BMX Dirt (San Francisco) - Gold
2000 - BMX Park (San Francisco) - Bronze
1999 - BMX Dirt (San Francisco) - Bronze
1998 - BMX Dirt (San Diego) - Silver
1997 - BMX Dirt (San Diego) - Bronze
Last year, Nyquist started participating in select mountain bike events when he started to gain interest in the similarities and the differences between dirt jumping and BMX. While Nyquist continues to ride BMX competitively, he is now officially committed to the competitive world of mountain bike riding. Last month, Nyquist competed in the elite Pro Slopestyle FISE Montpellier finals in France and earned a respectable second place finish.
ESPN and ABC will televise 20 hours of live X Games competition from June 2-5, 2016. BMX Park will be live on Saturday, June 4, at 12 p.m. ET on ABC; BMX Dirt will be live on Sunday, June 5, at 12 p.m. ET on ABC.