This past weekend Metal Mulisha Athlete’s JackO Strong and Rob Adelberg competed at the Aus-X Open in Sydney, Australia. Riders would be making history, throwing down world-first tricks to compete for their slice of the $150,000 prize pool. The impressive freestyle motocross rider line-up includes Australian riders, Jackson Strong and Rob Adelberg, French riders, Tom Pagés and David Rinaldo, Japan’s Taka Higashino and Libor Podmol of the Czech Republic.
The coveted Monster Energy ‘Best Trick’ award went to Australia’s Jackson Strong for his death defying one-handed front flip off the 75FT Competition Ramp that earned him the score of a perfect 10, edging out Japan’s Taka Higashino in second and fellow countryman Rob Adelberg in third.
“It was awesome to land the front flip in front of my home crowd and pick up the winner’s cheque on the opening night of AUS-X open,” Strong said. “I’m working on something new for Sunday’s best trick final, and hopefully we I can lay it down for the fans in Sydney.”