Rad dads of X Games
The rad dads of X Games Austin 2015
In the midst of competition, these 12 men featured here are superstar athletes. They all recently competed -- several of them winning gold medals -- at X Games Austin 2015, where they are among the most elite action sports athletes in the world. But at home, these men are dads. And this weekend, they will be celebrating Father's Day.
Paul Rodriguez, known as P-Rod, is a four-time X Games gold medalist and perennial contender in Skateboard Street. He made his 15th X Games appearance at X Games Austin 2015 in early June. Rodriguez is also the proud father of a little girl named Heaven Love.
Jamie Bestwick may not have won BMX Vert gold in Austin (he had to settle for silver), but Bestwick still owns more consecutive gold medals (nine total) than anyone in X Games history. His son, Samuel, is 10 years old. "This boy is the light of my life, that's why I work hard to be a great role model for him. It's great to be called Dad," Bestwick writes.
Jeremy Stenberg, known as Twitch, has won six gold medals in X Games Moto X Best Whip and Best Trick, making him one of the most dominant athletes in freestyle motocross at X Games. He took fifth place in Best Whip in Austin this year. Twitch and his wife, Susie, have three daughters: Katrina, Savy and Sayler.
Is there anything Travis Pastrana can't do? At X Games Austin 2015, he made it to the finals in his first attempt at Off-Road Truck Racing, finishing a respectable ninth place, and he also competed in Rally Car Racing. Married to skateboarder Lyn-Z Hawkins-Pastrana, they have two young daughters, Addy and Bristol.
NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, who made his X Games debut at the age of 58 at X Games Austin 2015 in Off-Road Truck Racing, congratulates his son, Steve, also a NASCAR racer. Rusty and his wife, Patti, also have two older children, Greg and Katie.
Brian Deegan got fourth place in Rally Car Racing at X Games Austin 2015. Deegan's kids all compete in motorsports too: His oldest son, Haiden, competes as a motocross racer; his daughter, Hailie, races Trophy Karts; and his youngest son, Hudson, rides dirt bikes. "I want my kids being positive and going out there and doing positive things," Deegan told ESPN. "And that's why I get pumped when I see them doing good."
Bob Burnquist racked up his 30th career X Games medal in Austin, with a win in the debut of Big Air Doubles, a gold in Skateboard Big Air and a silver in Skateboard Vert Best Trick. Burnquist has a 15-year-old daughter named Lotus and a 7-year-old daughter named Jasmyn.
Gary Young earned fourth place in BMX Park at X Games Austin 2015, and there's no way he could have been operating on much sleep. Just a week before X Games, Gary's wife gave birth to their second child, a son named Lincoln born May 27, 2015. The Youngs also have a daughter, Leena, who is almost 3 years old.
Ronnie Renner earned his third Moto X Step Up gold in a row by clearing 34 feet on the Step Up bar at X Games Austin 2015. But he is most proud of his four kids. Renner is shown here with his oldest son, Nate, an avid mountain biker.
Scott Speed won his third RallyCross gold in Austin, but winning isn't everything for the decorated Formula 1 racer. He and his wife, Amanda, have two daughters, Juliet, who is 3 years old, and Ava, who's 18 months. "I don't love anything in this world like I love my kids," Speed says. "I love watching my kids grow up, learn, and absorb everything around them. That to me is more gratifying than any race win."
Bucky Lasek, an X Games veteran who has been competing at X Games since 1997, was on the roster for Rally Car Racing and Skateboard Vert in Austin this year. Lasek and his wife, Jennifer, have three daughters, Devin, Paris and Tenzin.
Founder of the Gymkhana series, co-founder of DC Shoes and an accomplished rally driver, Ken Block is always one to watch when Rally Car Racing comes to X Games. Block will be celebrating big this Father's Day: He and his wife, Lucy, have three children.