Rochester's Majerus Takes Silver, Stillwater's Hause 4th at X Games

Rochester's Majerus Takes Silver, Stillwater's Hause 4th at X Games

July 15, 2017 11:06 PM

At one point in their respective X Games Finals, Rochester's Alec Majerus and Stillwater's Nicole Hause both sat in first place.  Majerus held on to win a silver medal in Men's Skateboard Street, Hause finished 4th in Women's Skateboard Park.

Majerus rode a wave of support from a heavily-biased homestate crowd to lay down a superb run that had him in first place after the first of three rounds in the Men's Street Final.  


Majerus was unable to improve upon his first round score in the final two rounds and only eventual gold-medal winner and X Games rookie Kelvin Hoefler managed to leapfrog Majerus.

The silver medal is Majerus' second X Games prize. He took bronze in his X Games debute, skating as a last-minute substitute in 2014.

Related: KSTP Sports' previewed the X Games with a story on Alec Majerus

Related: Majerus talks with KSTP's Chris Long after a successful qualification run at the X Games

Nicole Hause's first round run in the two-round Women's Skateboard Park Final also had her perched atop the rankings. 

Eventual gold-medal winner Brighton Zeuner surpassed Hause later in the first round, two more skaters knocked Hause out of medal contention in the final round.

Hause had a strong run going in her second round run, but she was unabel to land a trick late in the run that might've been enough to propel her back into medal contention.

Zeuner, who turned 13-years-old on Friday, is the youngest gold medal winner in the history of the X Games.

After finishing 10th in her X Games debut at Austin in 2016, Hause's fourth place finish marks a significant improvement.

She'll skate in a Women's Skateboard Vert demonstration on the U.S. Bank Plaza at the X Games Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  Hause is a Vert specialist, but Women's Vert does not have full medal status at the X Games.

Related: KSTP Sports previews the X Games with a story on Nicole Hause

The X Games conclude at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, but will return for a second run next year for the 2018 X Games.


Chris Long

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