X Games: Julian Christianson wins amateur skateboard title again
Julian Christianson won the Hometown Heroes Amateur Skateboard Street final for the fourth time in five years with a final run score of 88.33 points to edge Poway’s Brendon Villanueva.
It was a battle between Christianson and Villanueva down the stretch as the two skaters posted top scores in their third runs. Villanueva had a three-point lead heading into the final round of runs, when Christianson put an exclamation point on his winning skate by landing a huge ollie off a set of eight stairs. Villanueva had one chance left to top Christianson, but crashed twice and was buzzed off the course.
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The 22-year-old Christianson won $5,000 and Chipotle for a year.
Dan Coe took third place with a run of 80 points.
The top three skaters finished in the same order in the final as they did in the elimination round.