Snowboarding

First Wave of Winter X Games Invites Released

by
Courtney Harkins
2016-11-17 16:24
 

X Games announced their first wave of invitees to the 2017 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. 14 Americans were included in the list.

The U.S. team is full of previous X Games medalists, including Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) and Kelly Clark (La Palma, CA) who took gold and silver last season in the Aspen SuperPipe. Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA) both had breakout years last year, winning their first X Games medals in Aspen, while Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) accumulated more medals, reaching the double digits. 

Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR) look to duplicate last year’s results when they went one-two, while Red Gerard makes his first appearances at the event.

Look for the list to get larger in the months leading up to 2017 Winter X Games.

INVITED ATHLETES
Men
Brandon Davis – slopestyle
Danny Davis – SuperPipe
Ben Ferguson – SuperPipe
Red Gerard – slopestyle
Taylor Gold – SuperPipe
Matt Ladley – SuperPipe
Kyle Mack – big air, slopestyle
Shaun White – SuperPipe

Women
Jamie Anderson – big air, slopestyle
Kelly Clark – SuperPipe
Arielle Gold – SuperPipe
Chloe Kim – SuperPipe
Hailey Langland – slopestyle
Maddie Mastro – SuperPipe