Peraza leaves X Games with gold again

Peraza leaves X Games with gold again

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Kevin Peraza, a 2014 Sunnyside graduate, is bringing home a gold medal from the X Games for a second straight year.

The 22-year old placed first in the BMX Park event Saturday at the annual summer extreme sports competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

It was his first gold medal in that event. Peraza won the BMX Dirt title at X Games Austin in 2016.

He could not however pull off the repeat on dirt Sunday. Peraza finished sixth, falling on his final run as rookie Colton Walker took the title.

This was Peraza's fourth X Games. He has now finished 7th, 10th, 7th and 1st in BMX Park and 7th, 1st and 6th on BMX Dirt an event he did not compete in at his initial X Games in 2014.

Peraza trains locally at Premises Park Indoor BMX/Skate Park in the Armory Park section of downtown Tucson.

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