Freestyle riders are the masters of whipping. Photo by John Basher

Lance Coury is an action sports athlete who has been competing in the X Games since 2013. While he was an alternate in 2010, a pre-event injury ended his chances of competing that year. He earned an invite to the first World X Games round in 2013 at Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, and made the most of it. Coury edged out fellow freestyle rider, Andre Villa, for the gold medal in Speed & Style. He backed it up with a medal in Best Whip at the Barcelona X Games. Since then he has competed in several X Games, including this year’s Best Whip competition. These days, Lance is an entrepreneur (Moto-Gate and Thrashin’ Supply). He and his lovely wife are expecting their first child any day now.

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