Carmichael Wins Step Up Competition
LOS ANGELES, CA, AUG. 1: Former Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael collected the second X Games gold medal of his career when he out-dueled Ronnie Renner for the win Friday night inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Five riders competed in the final, which started with the bar at 26 feet. Mike Mason, Brian Deegan, and four-time Step Up gold medalist Tommy Clowers were all eliminated at the 32-foot mark, leaving Renner, last year’s Step Up winner, and Carmichael to duke it out for the gold medal.
Renner’s first attempt ended when his front wheel knocked the bar off and on the second attempt his rear wheel caught the bar, sending it to the ground. Carmichael cleared the 33-foot bar with room to spare.