Published on May 28, 2011
Professional BMX rider Drew Bezanson jumps over a fellow rider while being photographed for Red Bull promotional material during a visit to the Truro Skate Park. Bezanson picked up his first ever X Games medal over the weekend, putting up an electrifying second-place run in BMX park.
Published on June 26, 2013
Local BMX rider comes up huge on the big stage
AUSTIN, TX - Drew Bezanson finally has a piece of hardware he's been looking forward to for a long, long time.
The Onslow Mountain native put up an electrifying run to claim X Games silver on Sunday in the BMX park category.
Bezanson dazzled the spectators, ripping into the park at high speed and keeping it up the full run. Following several high-flying moves and a barrel roll at breakneck speed, Bezanson emerged from the course after 60 quick seconds with his hands high and a smile on his face.
His run was enough to beat out all other competitors but Chase Hawk, a Texas native four years his senior.
Bezanson has been on a tear this season, having picked up a third place finish at Red Bull Dirt Conquers in Guadalajara, Mexico; a first place finish at Toronto BMX Jam; and victories at Simple Session 14 in Tallinn, Estonia, and the Baltic Games in Gdansk, Poland.
The silver medal comes a year after Bezanson finished fifth in the same competition at the X Games in Munich, Germany.
For more on Bezanson's win, please check back with the Truro Daily News later this week.