Sherwood wins X-Fighters Osaka
X-Fighters Osaka Intros
Taka Higashino (center) greets his home crowd before the X-Fighters Osaka competition on Sunday with Dany Torres on his right and eventual champion Levi Sherwood on Higashino's left. Sherwood won his second consecutive X-Fighters competition of 2014.
Rob Adelberg Cosplay
Rob Adelberg of Australia jumps over cosplay characters during the finals of the second stage.
Wes Agee faces the crowd upside-down during the quarterfinals. Agee came up short against Remi Bizouard.
Despite a clean run in the finals, Remi Bizouard was no match for Levi Sherwood.
Wes Agee executes a cliffhanger during his quarterfinal loss to Remi Bizouard.
Rob Adelberg looks straight down for a Superman during his semifinal loss to Levi Sherwood.
The X-Fighters judges have the unenviable task of scoring a variety of styles and creative tricks fairly and accurately.
The Red Bull X-Fighters Osaka competitors line up for a photo before the day's competition.
Dany Torres takes advantage of some shade in between runs at X-Fighters Osaka.
Taka Higashino does a mini-flip in this sequence. Higashino was one of the favorites to win but couldn't make it out of the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Levi Sherwood.
Not A Bad Seat
Japanese fans enjoyed a picturesque view from the grandstands, with the FMX competition framed by a pagoda in Osaka, Japan.
Twice Is Nice
Levi Sherwood celebrates his dominant win over Remi Bizuoard in the X-Fighters Osaka final. It was Sherwood's second consecutive X-Fighters victory in 2014, after winning the season opener in Mexico City.
Double Grab Indy Flip
Levi Sherwood executes a double grab Indy flip in the X-Fighters Osaka final round.