Californian Jeremy Stenberg took top spot for the Moto X Best Whip competition at X Games 17 after impressing fans with his moves.

An excited Stenberg told media: “I am stoked to get this gold out of the way, I’m looking forward to two more X Games medals this week.”

Stenberg too an impressive 27 percent of the fan votes to take the Gold medal over three-time defending Gold medalist Todd Potter who collected 24 percent of the votes.

Jarryd McNeil took the bronze spot with 22 percent of the voting.

Defending Gold Medalist Todd Potter would take second place

  Name Bib # Hometown
1. Jeremy Stenberg 13 Winchester, Calif.
2. Todd Potter 3 Temecula, Calif.
3. Jarryd McNeil 19 Yarrawonga, Australia
4. Josh Hansen 18 Murrieta, Calif.
5. Thomas Pages 20 Biarritz, France
6. Nate Adams 7 Glendale, Ariz.

Moto X Best Whip Overview

In Moto X Best Whip, riders showcase their ability to throw a 350-pound machine sideways and bring it back with style in a 10-minute jam format.  This discipline is 100 percent fan judged, and their best attempt is voted in via test message.