Javier Villegas Takes Home 2012 ASA/Metal Mulisha Moto-X Champions Title
Javier Villegas took the top spot in the 10th Annual ASA World Championships of Freestyle Motocross at the L.A. County Fair last weekend, as ASA partnered with the Metal Mulisha to re-brand the event as Metal Mulisha Moto-X Champions, and it used a head-to-head, double elimination format with the roaring crowd deciding which rider would move on to the next round.
Javier Villegas earned first with tricks like a heel-clicker flip to superman, cordova flip to superman and his no-handed candybar. He had fans on their feet with his one-of-a-kind Gangnam backflip. Jimmy Fitzpatrick proved he deserved his second-place spot with his huge KOD (kiss of death) flip. Nixey Danielson and Ronnie Faisst, who rounded out the podium tying for third, both pulled phenomal tricks, including a cordova flip by Danielson and one-handed, one-footed can flip by Faisst.
“After three years of competing in this event, I am incredibly excited to come out of here with a win,” said first place winner, Villegas. “All of these Metal Mulisha guys are real athletes and tough competitors, so they made me work for it. To be able to go up against them and then walk away with this trophy is an amazing feeling.”
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