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Athletes announced for XG Aspen ’13

X Games Aspen 2013 kicks off first event of the Global Expansion

On Thursday, ESPN announced the first wave of invited athletes for X Games Aspen 2013, which is taking place Jan. 24 to 27 in Aspen, Colo. The athlete invite list will continue to be updated as the event nears.

X Games Aspen 2013 is the official kick-off to the X Games global expansion — a six-event schedule that will conclude in Los Angeles in August. In May, ESPN announced it would be expanding the X Games to Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain — joining X Games Aspen, Los Angeles and Tignes taking the premier action sports event global.

ESPN will present X Games Aspen 2013 at Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain for the 11th consecutive year. Celebrating 17 years of the winter version of X Games, this year’s competition will feature more than 150 athletes competing for medals and prize money in skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. ESPN and ABC will combine to televise 20 hours of live X Games Aspen competition in high definition and on ESPN 3D.

The list of athletes invited to compete at X Games Aspen 2013 includes Bobby Brown, the first skier to win two gold medals in the same X Games in 2010, and Kelly Clark, the first female snowboarder to land a 1080 in competition and the first female to repeat gold in Snowboard SuperPipe. The list also includes Tucker Hibbert, the most decorated SnoCross racer in X Games history, who will be going for the first-ever six-peat at an X Games winter event, Mark McMorris, the first snowboarder to land the triple cork in competition and the gold medalist in Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air at X Games Aspen 2012, and Shaun White, the first snowboarder to five-peat in SuperPipe, plus many more.

For more on this story and to see the full list of athletes, please click here.

Source: www.espn.go

Men’s SuperPipe
Athlete Name Country
Shaun White USA
Iouri Podladtchikov SUI
Ryo Aono JPN
Louie Vito USA
Matt Ladley USA
Christian Haller SUI
Danny Davis USA
Benji Farrow USA
Nathan Johnstone USA
Taku Hiraoka JPN
Luke Mitrani USA
Kazuhiro Kokubo JPN
Scotty Lago USA
Women’s SuperPipe
Athlete Name Country
Kelly Clark USA
Elena Hight USA
Hannah Teter USA
Gretchen Bleiler USA
Queralt Castellat ESP
Kaitlyn Farrington USA
Torah Bright AUS
Men’s Slopestyle
Athlete Name Country
Mark McMorris CAN
Sage Kotsenburg USA
Peetu Piiroinen FIN
Sebastien Toutant CAN
Chas Guldemond USA
Aleksander Ostreng NOR
Eric Willett USA
Seppe Smits BEL
Roope Tonteri FIN
Gjermund Braaten NOR
Ulrick Badertcher NOR
Torstein Horgmo NOR
Halldor Helgason ISL
Shaun White USA
Women’s Slopestyle
Athlete Name Country
Jamie Anderson USA
Enni Rukajarvi FIN
Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas NOR
Spencer O’Brien CAN
Sina Candrian NOR
Big Air
Athlete Name Country
Mark McMorris CAN
Torstein Horgmo NOR
Sebastien Toutant CAN
Halldor Helgason ISL
Ulrik Badertscher NOR
Eric Willett USA
Seppe Smits BEL
Shaun White USA
Chas Guldemond USA
Gjermund Braaten NOR
Street
Athlete Name Country
Forrest Bailey USA
Ryan Paul USA
Nick Visconti USA
Jaeger Bailey USA
Jonah Owen USA
Dylan Alito CAN
Dylan Thompson

Big Air
Athlete Name Country
Bobby Brown USA
Gus Kenworthy USA
Kai Mahler SUI
Jossi Wells NZ
Elias Ambuhl SUI
Russ Henshaw AUS
Henrik Harlaut SWE
Women’s Slopestyle
Athlete Name Country
Kaya Turski CAN
Anna Segal AUS
Emilia Wint USA
Keri Herman USA
Dara Howell CAN
Men’s Slopestyle
Athlete Name Country
Tom Wallisch USA
Nick Goepper USA
Bobby Brown USA
Gus Kenworthy USA
Andreas Hatveit NOR
Russell Henshaw AUS
James Woods GBR
Joss Christensen USA
PK Hunder NOR
Alex Bellemare USA
Men’s SuperPipe
Athlete Name Country
Torin Yater-Wallace USA
David Wise USA
Noah Bowman CAN
Thomas Krief FRA
Mike Riddle CAN
Tucker Perkins USA
Gus Kenworthy USA
Kevin Rolland FRA
Simon Dumont USA
Justin Dorey CAN
Women’s SuperPipe
Athlete Name Country
Roz Groenewoud CAN
Maddie Bowman USA
Anais Caradeux FRA
Brita Sigourney USA
Megan Gunning CAN
Posted on: November 16, 2012