By Karen Price | July 15, 2018, 10:35 p.m. (ET)
Dennis Emarson competes in BMX street rink on July 20, 2014 in Munich.

 

If Sunday’s results at the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup park competition in Edmonton, Alberta, are any indication, the U.S. should have some fiercely competitive times ahead.

Dennis Enarson took the bronze medal in Sunday’s final, becoming the fifth rider and the third American in this event to break the 90-point mark with a score of 91.40. Although it wasn’t enough to beat Australia’s Logan Martin (95.00) or Croatia’s Marin Rante (91.60), he did bump fellow American Daniel Sandoval off the podium.

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Enarson, 27, of San Diego, was the 2016 X Games gold medalist in BMX park. However, he was not named to the inaugural U.S. national BMX freestyle team in December.

Sandoval is on the national team, and his score of 90.80 temporarily put him in position for the silver medal before Enarson’s final run. Sandoval ended up in fourth with a score of 90.80, followed closely by U.S. teammates Justin Dowell, who led after qualifying and had a best run Sunday of 90.10, and Nick Bruce, who won the world cup stop earlier this season in Montpellier, France and finished sixth in Edmonton with a score of 89.40.

The series now moves to Budapest, Hungary, beginning Sept. 6.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.