Skateboard Street at X Games Austin 2014
Nyjah Huston, gold
The only person who could beat Nyjah's Huston's first-run score was Huston himself. His second-run score was the highest ever recorded in Men's Skateboard Street. His third-run victory lap ended early, but not before he threw in a nollie backside overcook on the midcourse rail for good measure. This is Huston's fifth Skateboard Street gold medal. He holds three more medals, two silver and one bronze, as well as a gold from Real Street 2012.
Lacey Baker, W's gold
"It's about time," screamed women's skateboarding legend Vanessa Torres as she rushed the course to congratulate Lacey Baker for winning Skateboard Street on Sunday in Austin. Baker, a highly technical street skateboarder who specializes in flip tricks, already held three X Games medals -- two silvers from 2013 and one bronze from 2006 -- but this is her first gold.
Luan Oliveira, silver
Brazilian street skateboarding prodigy Luan Oliveira -- whom many consider to be one of the few competitive street skateboarders who can best Nyjah Huston in a contest -- arrived in Austin with a new mustache and proceeded to annihilate the X Games street course with technical and consistent runs that earned him the Skateboard Street silver medal on Sunday.
Pamela Rosa, W's silver
When 14-year-old Brazilian powerhouse Pamela Rosa made her X Games debut last year at age 13, nerves seemed to get the better of her. She landed at the bottom of the pack in both Foz do Iguacu and L.A. Rosa appears to have gotten contest jitters out of her system -- she threw and landed more tricks than almost every other competitor in the Women's Skateboard Street final to take her first medal, a silver.
Alec Majerus, bronze
At 18, rookie Alec Majerus, from Rochester, Minnesota, was the youngest skateboarder in the X Games Austin Monster Energy Skateboard Street field. After an impressive placing at Tampa Pro earlier this year, Majerus earned an invite to Austin and coasted through Round 1 to finish third in the Skateboard Street finals.
Leticia Bufoni, W's bronze
Brazilian Leticia Bufonia came into X Games Austin as the clear favorite in Women's Skateboard Street -- she won the last two X Games Women's Street contests in Los Angeles and Foz do Iguau, Brazil. In the end, Bufoni finished the competition with the bronze medal, behind winner Lacey Baker and silver medalist and fellow Brazilian Pamela Rosa.
Ryan Sheckler was the top qualifier in Friday's elimination round but had a tougher time on Sunday. His last Round 1 run earned him the last qualifying spot into the six-man final, but he ultimately finished just off the podium behind Nyjah Huston, Luan Oliveira and X Games rookie Alec Majerus.
Curren Caples is normally known as a Skateboard Park specialist -- he won gold in that discipline at X Games Munich in 2013 -- but he squeaked his way into the Skateboard Street Round 1 on Sunday in Austin. The 18-year-old, who's the son of former surf pro Evan Caples, was edged out of the final by Sheckler on his last run in Round 1 and ended up in seventh place.