I’m still sitting in front of the dirt jumps at the Los Angeles Staples Center as I type this.There is too much going on to even hear myself think. But here it goes ... highlights from this evening’s dirt contest in order of how the rider placed.

Second place winner, Ryan Nyquist in the middle of a trick that has never been done at the X Games before: 720 barspin.  credit: Fat Tony

– Corey Bohan pulled solid runs (obviously) including flips, whips, 360 variations (in both directions) and more.
– Ryan Nyquest pulled the X Games’ first ever 720 barspin.
– Anthony Napolitan pulled runs like a no-handed frontflip, double tailwhip, and a 360-whip.
– Chris Doyle rode first in the contest and came out with a flawless run. However he couldn’t put together a full run after his first.
– Ryan Guettler came to the X Games with a pink bike (as Morgan Wade predicted in his bike check last week on our site) and rode well like always — pulling frontflips, 360-whips, 720s and more.- Mike Aitken 180-lookbacked the third jump and pulled the rollback clean, even as he rolled backwards up the wooden roll-in.
– Allan Cooke showed up with a bronze plated bike and pulled a superman seatgrab backflip over the third set.
– Luke Parslow pulled his runs consistently in practice but the 360-whip over the last set was giving him troubles and he couldn’t hold it together when it counted.
– Cameron White pulled a triple tailwhip (which has never been done at the X Games) over the first set perfectly in all three of his runs. Unfortunately he never put a full run together. His attempts at a huge frontflip transfer held him back.
– Cory Nastazio did a did a backflip over the first set in his first run and couldn’t land smooth enough to clear the second jump. Then in a practice run between other riders, he bailed on a frontflip and sat out the rest of the contest. His ACL injury was obviously keeping him down.

Check back often for more photos, highlights, results and possibly video from X Games 12.

Corey Bohan warming up for his winning runs.  credit: Fat Tony