X Games rookies
X Games Rookie Medalists
X Games rookies, including, from left, Lance Coury, Scott Speed and Laia Sanz, won nine out of a possible 21 Moto X and RallyCross medals last month at Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. Browse through the gallery of these breakthrough performances.
In his first X Games, Czech freestyle motocross rider Libor Podmol, 28, won bronze in Moto X Step Up in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, and finished fourth in Speed & Style and fourth in Freestyle.
Swedish driver Patrik Sandell, 31, raced to a RallyCross bronze medal last month at X Games Brazil in Foz do Iguaçu.
Wes Agee, 24, won a bronze medal in Moto X Freestyle on April 21 at X Games Brazil in Foz do Iguaçu, and had earlier finished sixth in Best Whip.
David Knight, at right passing Cory Graffunder, was no newbie to endurocross, but Foz do Iguaçu was the first X Games for the 34-year-old British rider who won bronze in men's Enduro X in Brazil.
Toomas Heikkinen was set to make his X Games debut in 2012 in Los Angeles but missed out because of a spectacular crash in practice. His first X Games RallyCross racing was in Brazil, and he went home with a silver medal.
Laia Sanz, 27, is the top female trials rider in the world (12 FIM Trials World Championships), but is still relatively new to endurocross. That didn't affect her in her X Games debut in Brazil, where she won the women's Enduro X gold medal convincingly.
Lance Coury, 23, beat out veteran rider Andr Villa in the Moto X Speed & Style finals to win gold at X Games Foz do Iguaçu.
X Games rookie Bryce Hudson, 22, topped the podium in Moto X Step Up at Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, beating out previous champ Ronnie Renner, left, and Libor Podmol, right.
Formula One and NASCAR Sprint Cup veteran Scott Speed, 30, had never raced RallyCross before X Games Foz do Iguaçu, but he went home with a gold medal and a new-found excitement for dirt racing.