X Games Aspen 2016 has officially begun and we couldn’t be more excited!
It’s a new year and of course everyone who’s competing wants to achieve their goal to win. BUT only ONE male and ONE female athlete can win the gold medal!
Today, we are sharing our thoughts on who will snag the medals for the Men’s Ski SuperPipe Final happening this evening at Buttermilk Mountain. The Ski SuperPipe Event at X Games Aspen represents the progression of the sport and showcases the best pipe riders in the world. The SuperPipe course consists of a large halfpipe structure with vertical walls. The course is about 567 feet long and 66 feet wide, with 22-foot walls.
The Men’s Ski SuperPipe competition is final-only with the best score of three runs counting towards ranking. Check out our predictions for Men’s Ski SuperPipe below…
1st place: Gus Kenworthy
2nd place: Torin Yater-Wallace
3rd place: David Wise
It’s so difficult to pick the winner between these 3 athletes considering how well they’ve all done at the past few X Games. But only one can come out on top and we predict that it’ll be Gus Kenworthy. He is an X Games triple threat in SuperPipe, Slopestyle, and Big Air as well as a Sochi Olympic silver medalist. Although he has yet to receive an X Games gold medal, he’s proven that he’s a force to be reckoned with by scoring a whopping 94.60 at the Men’s Ski HalfPipe. You’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for him!
As for 2nd place, we believe that Torin Yater-Wallace will be adding yet another silver medal to his name. Despite being plagued by an injury back in 2014, Yater-Wallace has fully-recovered and is ready to reclaim his title. He received his first X Games medal at the mere age of 15 and has since added three more to his collection. He may have been away from his skis for awhile, but it seems like nothing will stop him from taking a spot atop his hometown podium now.
David Wise is a world-class athlete who has scored medal after medal within the past years. He followed closely behind Kenworthy at the Mammoth Grand Prix so it’s not that hard to predict that Wise will place at this year’s SuperPipe event. If he doesn’t receive the silver, he’ll definitely take home the bronze.
We want to know who you think will be taking the gold medal home this year for the Men’s Ski SuperPipe! Tweet us your prediction at @CelebSecrets4U!
Make sure to see who claims the titles on Thursday, January 28th @ 8pm ET on ESPN3.