On the FMX scene for well over five years strong, Chile's Javier Villegas is known for many things, but most of all his hard work ethic. Making the move from Chile to Florida, and now to Southern California, Villegas has done and will do everything it takes to become the sport's best competitor.
In 2011, things have been looking up for the cheery Chilean, as he's been invited to all but one (season opener in Dubai) Red Bull X-Fighters stops. After impressing Red Bull with a sixth place finish in Brazil, Villegas headed to Rome and Madrid where he placed ninth and seventh respectably. But as always, Villegas put his head down and got to work in an effort to improve his finishes and it all paid off this past weekend in Poland where he nabbed a fourth place finish just behind tour leader Nate Adams, Dany Torres and Eigo Sato.
ESPN FMX met up with Villegas as he was getting in some practice at the Reche Canyon FMX park. Check it out.