Eighteen-year-old Kiwi freestyle sensation Levi Sherwood is fresh off an amazing rookie appearance at X Games 16 where he scored a silver medal, falling just short of Red Bull teammate Travis Pastrana in the Freestyle finals.
Never one to sit around and rest on his laurels, Sherwood was already back on his bike Monday, preparing for the upcoming Red Bull X-Fighters round to be held in London on August 14th.
With Red Bull teammate Mat Rebeaud at his side and the sun draping itself across the Wyvern compound, it was just another day at the office for the duo. After throwing down huge extensions that put him into the limelight last weekend at the L.A. Coliseum, Levi reflected on Friday’s competition…
“I was really excited coming into this year’s X Games, especially after last year’s injuries kept me from competing, said Levi. “It was great to finally be out there, after watching it on my TV for so many years.”
One final riding session was in store for the rookie Monday evening, and as the flash bulbs popped, Levi threw down flip after flip into the sunset. Catching his breath, Levi then commented on the challenging X Games course that saw many riders struggle to adapt.
“The course was pretty tough for all the riders, and some of the lines could have been better, but I feel like I made it work to my advantage. Getting the runner-up spot gave me a ton of confidence going into X-Fighters, especially considering Pastrana was in the finals!” said Sherwood.
With one X Games medal in the books for Levi and a 4th-place ranking in Red Bull X-Fighters point standings, the possibilities are endless for the young New Zealander. Be sure to check out Levi in action at the next stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters tour, held at the world famous London Battersea Power Station on August 14th!