Friday night at X Games Austin, one of the more anticipated events played out as some of the best skateboarders in the world battled it out in the Men’s Big Air Final.
Bob Burnquist, Rony Gomes, Edgard Pereira, Trey Wood and Tom Schaar all took to the ramp to claim the ultimate prize, and when it was all said and done, it was 14-year-old Tom Schaar became the second-youngest winner of the event next to Ryan Scheckler.
Burnquist came in second place taking the silver, while Pereira took the bronze.
Schaar’s best run that gave him the win was his third in which he registered an 89, narrowly edging out the 88 that Burnquist notched in his second.
As an added bonus, FanSided’s very own Mike Dyce was on hand for the event, and here are some pretty exciting photos of the action from Friday’s event.
Here’s the winning 89 from Schaar:
Rony Gomes did hold the lead at one point, albeit shortly:
Close up shot of Pereira earlier in the evening:
One thing you have to love about the X Games is the sportsmanship shown by all the athletes, such as Woods and Gomes cheering on Pereira:
Once again, congratulations are in order to 14-year-old Tom Schaar on taking home the gold medal in the X Games Austin Men’s Big Air event.