CS4U Predicts X Games Austin 2015 – Monster Energy Skateboard Street Men’s (@XGames #XGamesAustin)

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The countdown to the X Games Austin 2015 has officially begun!

With only one day left until the athletes hit the skate park, CelebSecrets4U is giving you the breakdown on what you can expect from the world’s best as they battle it out for a spot on the podium in select skateboard disciplines.

Today, we are sharing our thoughts on who will snag the medals for Monster Energy Skateboard Street Men’s.

The Men’s Street competition showcases 12 skaters riding a street-inspired course that consists of stair sets, banks, manual pads, ledges, rails and quarterpipes. In Round One, skaters will take two 50-second runs each. Their best score will count towards their ranking and the top six overall advance. The final will follow the same format, but each athlete will have three runs to lay down their best score.

Competitors will be scored on degree of difficulty, variety, height, distance and execution of tricks, along with continuity of run, originality, style and use of the entire course.

Check out our predictions for Monster Energy Skateboard Street Men’s below…

INVITED ATHLETES:

  • Matt Berger
  • Curren Cables (USA)
  • Trevor Colden
  • Ryan Decenzo (CAN)
  • Nyjah Huston (USA)
  • Alec Majerus
  • Shane O’Neill (AUS)
  • Luan Olivera (BRA)
  • Torey Pudwill
  • Paul Rodriguez (USA)
  • Ryan Sheckler (USA)
  • Ishod Wair (USA)

PREDICTIONS:

1st Place: Nyjah Huston is by far the best contest street skater of the past several years. He has won 4 of the last 6 X Games Skateboard Street gold medals. He has also won gold in 2013 and 2014 Street League. We think Nyjah will be taking first place again.

2nd Place: Paul Rodriguez is among the most accomplished and notable skateboarders ever. P. Rod has four gold, three silver, and one bronze from X Games. P. Rod took home the silver in 2013 Street League and we think he will be taking home silver this year.

3rd place: Luan Olivera stormed through his first X Games Street course in 2011, earning a silver medal. He landed two silver medals in 2013, one in Munich and one in LA, a 4th place in Foz and 5th in Barcelona. Luan took home the silver last year and this year we think he will be taking home the bronze. His board control  and technical ability set him among the sport’s best and he’s always a threat to the podium.

What are your thoughts on our predictions for Monster Energy Skateboard Street Men’s? Make sure to see who claims the titles TOMORROW — Sunday, June 7th @ 3:00PM ET on ABC.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John’s University.

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