X Games 13 Big Air Selection Results

The Big Air selection session results are in from X Games 13. Tune in tonight to see who will conquer the X Game’s first-ever indoor MegaRamp. But for now, chomp on the preliminary results…

For Immediate Release – August 2, 2007

Skateboard Big Air Selection Session Results

The standings going into the finals are:

1. Jake Brown / Sydney, Australia
2. Bob Burnquist / Sao Paulo, Brazil
3. Bucky Lasek / Baltimore, Maryland
4. Buster Halterman / Wellsville, Pennsylvania
5. Pierre-Luc Gagnon / Carlsbad, California
6. Rob Lorifice / Encinitas, California

Lasek Leads Group That Will Meet Brown, Burnquist In Tonight,s Finals

LOS ANGELES ˆ Bucky Lasek led the group of four skaters that qualified to move on to tonight,s Skateboard Big Air Finals, where they will battle Jake Brown and Bob Burnquist for ESPN X Games 13 gold.

Last year,s Big Air winner Danny Way, a three-time consecutive gold medalist in the event (in X Games 10, 11 and 12) is not competing due to injury. Brown and Burnquist won silver and bronze respectively in last year,s Big Air Finals, granting them the top two slots in tonight,s final.

Lasek, who has earned a total of 11 lifetime X Games medals, has had more career success in the Vert Men,s competition, where he,s won four gold medals. He last competed in Big Air in 2005 and finished in fourth place.

For the first time this year, 60 linear feet of the Big Air downramp is suspended from the ceiling at STAPLES Center. The Big Air ramp contains over 15,000 screws and 60,000 pounds of metal and took a full five days to build.

The Skateboard Big Air Final begins at 5:00 p.m. PT at STAPLES Center.