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First Round of X Games Athletes Announced

Author: Jeff Schmuck
Nov 17, 2014

In conjunction with ESPN, the Association of Freeskiing Professionals is excited to announce the first round of invited freeski athletes for the most prestigious event of the year, X Games Aspen. 

See below for who's secured themselves spots to the big show (and be sure to refer to our Pathway to X Games article for details on when the second and third rounds will be announced, along with how they're determined), followed by the schedule of events…

X Games Invited Freeski Athletes (First Round)

Men Ski's Superpipe

Aaron Blunck
Lyman Currier
Simon D'Artois
Alex Ferreira
Gus Kenworthy
Mike Riddle
Kevin Rolland
David Wise

Women's Ski Superpipe

Maddie Bowman
Roz Groenewoud
Marie Martinod
Brita Sigourney

Men's Ski Slopestyle

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand
Bobby Brown
Joss Christensen
Nick Goepper
Gus Kenworthy
Evan McEachran
Jesper Tjader
McRae Williams

Women's Ski Slopestyle

Dara Howell
Kim Lamarre
Kaya Turski
Maggie Voision

Big Air

Elias Ambuhl
Vincent Gagnier
Henrik Harlaut
PK Hunder
Kai Mahler
Jesper Tjader

Competition Schedule

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Men’s Ski Slopestyle Elimination
Mono Skier X Final
Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Final
Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination & Final
Snowmobile Speed & Style Finals

Friday, January 23, 2015

Snowboarder X Men’s, Women’s and Adaptive Finals
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination
Men’s Ski SuperPipe Elimination
Snowboard Big Air Final
Snowmobile Long Jump Final

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final
Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final
Snowmobile Hillcross Final
Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
Ski Big Air Final

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
Snowmobile SnoCross & SnoCross Adaptive Finals
Men’s Ski SuperPipe Final

For more information on X Games Aspen, visit www.xgames.com.

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