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.  

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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.

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