X Games Minneapolis: Complete coverage and guide to the action

All of the Star Tribune's coverage of X Games Minneapolis, as well as information for fans, can be found here. The extreme action starts Thursday and runs through the weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium.

X Games' evolution from curiosity to mainstay rooted in breathtaking feats

X Games' evolution from curiosity to mainstay rooted in breathtaking feats

The X Games continue to evolve, with bold new stars seeking bigger tricks, faster speeds. Competition gets underway today.
Sports
July 17, 2017
With Twin Cities-based hip-hop group Atmosphere leading the way, Minneapolis celebrated the culmination of the 2017 X Games. The event attracted 110,0

Encore ahead: X Games already have their eye on 2018 return

After thousands of pounds of dirt and concrete are loaded out, decisions will be made on changes and new ideas for when the X Games come back next summer.
Sports
July 17, 2017

Day 4: Photos from the final day at the X Games

Sunday's action from the X Games competition at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Twins
July 17, 2017
Third baseman Gary Gaetti (8) jumped on closer Jeff Reardon after the final out of Game 7 of the 1987 World Series, as the Twins beat the Cardinals fo

Souhan: X Games stir memories of Minnesota moments

The X Games concluded on Sunday, and this week the Twins will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1987 title. Here's Jim Souhan's ranking of the Top 10 Minnesota sports moments over those years.
Sports
July 16, 2017
Alex Majerus competes in the men's skateboard street finals Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the X Games in Minneapolis. Majerus took second place in the e

Paved with silver: Majerus goes from Minneapolis streets to X Games medal

About 50 family and friends were on hand at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon to watch Alec Majerus win a silver, his second X Games medal.
Sports
July 16, 2017
Jarryd McNeil won the motocross step up competition with a 44' jump Saturday.

Souhan: Conquering fear is part of being X Games athlete

X Games pros must respect danger before flying in rarest of air.
Sports
July 16, 2017
Bob Burnquist, winner of 30 X Games medals and 14 golds, lost control of his board during the Big Air final on Saturday.

Bob Burnquist, 40, done with X Games but not with skating

Skateboarding pioneer Bob Burnquist on Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium said he is done with the X Games after a record 30 career medals
Sports
July 15, 2017
Jarryd McNeil won the motocross step up competition with a 44’ jump Saturday. ] AARON LAVINSKY ï aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com The X Games were he

ESPN sets up X Games broascast shop inside Vikings ship

ESPN broadcast events live in virtual reality to the public for the first time this weekend from the X Games.
Photography
July 15, 2017

X Games, Day 3

The X Games continue for day three.
Sports
July 15, 2017

California skateboarder relaxes after bad run, earns a silver medal

Samarria Brevard, of Riverside, Calif., finished fourth in Street Skateboarding in her first X Games. But she did worse every year after that until Friday.
Sports
July 15, 2017
Fans of Rochester's Alec Majerus cheered him on during his second run in the X Games skateboard street qualifiers Friday afternoon.

Fan support boosts Rochester's Majerus to skateboard final

Rochester's Alec Majerus gave away all of the 30 tickets he had for X Games Minneapolis to family and friends, and he estimated about 50 people who he knew came to support him.
Sports
July 15, 2017
Brazil's Leonardo Ruiz dropped into the "Big Air" ramp during Friday afternoon's skateboarding big air qualifiers at US Bank Stadium during the X Game

Height of X Games MegaRamp course overwhelms fans, athletes

The massive MegaRamp took center stage at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday, with towering beams peeking into the stadium's upper concourse and stretching longer than the football field it replaced.
Photography
July 15, 2017

X Games continue, Day 2

X Games continue, day two.
Sports
July 14, 2017
Catching big air at the X Games

Catching big air at the X Games

Skateboarders practice getting max air at the X Games.
Local
July 14, 2017
Orlando Lopez, Cesar Lutfi and Daniel Oristanio (from left to right) build a ramp outside of the U.S. Bank Stadium for the X Games, on Sunday. ] COURT

Weekend Traffic: X Games and extreme traffic in downtown Minneapolis

As skateboarders and BMX bikers roll at this weekend's X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium, let's hope traffic in downtown Minneapolis does, too.
Sports
July 14, 2017
Extreme invasion: After performing a tail whip in practice, Jamie Bestwick went on to win silver in the BMX vert final.

X Games take off in the Twin Cities

The four-day summer X Games kicked off Thursday with high-flying events at U.S. Bank Stadium and twin-engine motorcycle flat track races near the Mall of America.
Sports
July 14, 2017
Catching air, two-wheel edition at the X Games

Catching air, two-wheel edition at the X Games

Athletes on two-wheels catch air during practice at the X Games.
Photography
July 14, 2017

Extremely amazing: X Games Day 1 in photos

The X Games began Thursday, July 13, at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and Mall of America.
Sports
July 14, 2017
Japan's Moto Shibata launches out of the vert ramp during the finals at the X Games on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

Moto Shibata wins first gold for Japan in summer X Games

Moto Shibata became the first Japanese skateboarder to win X Games gold Thursday after a flurry of high-flying tricks — including a surprise.
Music
July 13, 2017
Atmosphere performs Sunday at the X Games.

At X Games Minneapolis, concerts are 'a big part of the culture'

A Day to Remember, Flume and hometown faves Atmosphere will perform post-competitions.
Sports
July 13, 2017
Your Guide to X Games Minneapolis

Your Guide to X Games Minneapolis

Nearly 200 athletes from around the world attempt gravity-defying feats in extreme sports in pursuit of cash, medals and fame.
West Metro
July 12, 2017
From left, Orlando Lopez, Cesar Lutfi and Daniel Oristanio were building a ramp earlier this week outside of the U.S. Bank Stadium for the X Games.

X Games to mangle Minneapolis court schedule, as Super Bowl will

The reduced scheduling will be a test run for when the Super Bowl comes to town.
Sports
July 12, 2017
Jamie Bestwick

At 46, Jamie Bestwick still chasing down X Games hardware

Jamie Bestwick, the 46-year-old British rider, could tie Shaun White for the most gold medals in X Games history with his 15th
Sports
July 12, 2017
Slowing down the speed: X Games come to Minneapolis

Slowing down the speed: X Games come to Minneapolis

The X Games take place this weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium and the Mall of America. Take a sneak peek at the action.
Sports
July 12, 2017
Construction crew worked on assembling different courses for the upcoming X Games held at US Bank Stadium.

'Almost a ballet': How extreme courses are constructed for the X Games

In a sport that's centered on pushing limits, each course must provide a greater set of boundaries than past years.
Sports
July 12, 2017
Signage on the top of the stage being assembled in the Commons Park across from U.S. Bank Stadium.

X Games bring global spotlight, big show, traffic to U.S. Bank Stadium

Up to 160,000 fans likely in Minneapolis over four days.
Photography
July 11, 2017

Preparations continue for X Games at US Bank Stadium

Preparations continue for X Games at US Bank Stadium.
Sports
July 11, 2017
Nyjah Huston is one of the elite athletes of the Summer X Games, coming to Minneapolis July 13-16.

Summer X Games 2017: Mega showcase makes Minneapolis debut

The Summer X Games make their Minneapolis debut Thursday through Sunday, and the hype for the event at U.S. Bank Stadium is already building.
Sports
July 11, 2017
Brighton Zeuner, 12, became the youngest ever female competitor in an X Games last summer. She has her sights set on winning at this year’s Games in

Ramping it up: 12-year-old skateboarder could take X Games by storm

Brighton Zeuner has a chance to be the youngest person to win an event when the X Games come to Minneapolis this week.
Sports
July 10, 2017
X Games skateboarder Alec Majerus came out of Rochester with a dream to be a pro skateboarder. He’s now a star to watch at the Summer X Games.

From Rochester with flair: Skateboard star Majerus goes from the mall to world stage

Sometimes when he's at the mall, Alec Majerus will stop and stare at a staircase. He will look at the angles, study the handrail, his mind racing with ideas for tricks, which is how skateboarders are judged in competition.
Sports
July 10, 2017
Get a close-up look at preparations for X Games Minneapolis

Get a close-up look at preparations for X Games Minneapolis

The X Games begin Thursday and run through Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Sports
July 10, 2017

Everything you need to know about the X Games in Minneapolis

All events except the Harley-Davidson Flat Track will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Harley-Davidson Flat Track race will take place at Mall of America.
Sports
July 10, 2017
The gold, silver and bronze medals handed out this week at the X Games.

First look: X Games medals have Vikings ship theme

The gold, silver and bronze medals handed out this week at the X Games are a nod to the permanent tenants of U.S. Bank Stadium.
Local
July 10, 2017
Brighton Zeuner, 12, became the youngest ever female competitor in an X Games last summer, and this summer, in Minneapolis, she has a chance to be the

As daredevil X Games roll into Minneapolis, paramedics are ready

Injuries, sometimes catastrophic, are nearly unavoidable in X Games competition as athletes attempt ever more daring and dangerous tricks. The four-day event begins Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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