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 Skateboard Big Air.
The Skateboard Big Air competition features 10 skateboard athletes who drop in on the Big Air ramp from either a 50 or 65-foot high roll in. The athletes then hit their choice of kicker ramps over a 50 or 65-foot gap, where they will attempt their first trick and continue up a 27-foot quarterpipe for the second trick. During Round One, athletes will each take four runs with their best run counting towards their ranking to advance to the Final. The top five skaters advance to the final where they will each take five runs. Their best score will count towards final ranking.
This competition is judged on style, creativity and amplitude. Scores from the two sections will combine to equal the competitor’s final score.
Check out our predictions for Skateboard Big Air below…
- Jake Brown (AUS)
- Mitchie Brusco (USA)
- Bob Burnquist (BRA)
- Rony Gomes (BRA)
- Italo Penarrubia (BRA)
- Edgard Pereria (BRA)
- Tom Schaar (USA)
- Jono Schwan (USA)
- Elliott Sloan (USA)
- Trey Wood (USA)
1st Place: Bob Burnquist is seven-time XG Big Air champ Bob Burnquist is all about skating and flying. Bob is one of just three athletes to have competed in every X Games summer event, and he’s earned 26 XG medals, the most in XG history. He has also won 5 straight X Games Big Air comps. We think he will be taking home the gold.
2nd Place: Tom Schaar alrady has 12 X Games competition starts and he’s also making skateboarding history: first to land the 1080 on a skateboard and first to land it in a contest, and at X Games Austin 2014 he became the youngest X Games Big Air gold medalist. Schaar owns two X Games Big Air medals: a silver from LA 2013 and a bronze from Munich 2013. His bronze in Munich made him the youngest X Games Big Air medalist. Although Tom took first place last year, we think he might be taking second place this year behind Bob.
3rd Place: Elliott Sloan medaled at all four 2013 X Games Big Air events, including gold in LA.Sloan owns five X Games medals overall, including a Big Air gold, two silver and one bronze from the 2013 X Games Big Air events. Elliott took home silver in 2013 and we think he will be taking home the bronze this year.
What are your thoughts on our predictions for Skateboard Big Air? Make sure to see who claims the titles TOMORROW — Friday, June 5th @ 9:00PM ET on ESPN.