Sage Kotsenburg, Jamie Anderson, & More to Compete at X Games Aspen 2015

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Christian Pondella / ESPN Images
Christian Pondella / ESPN Images

ESPN returns to Aspen Snowmass, Colo., January 22-25, 2015, for the 14thconsecutive year to televise the worlds premier action sports competition with live coverage on ESPN and ABC. After a competition packed 2014 season, more than 100 Olympic athletes will return to X Games Aspen with an emphasis on style and fun. The worlds best will battle it out for a podium spot in Ski, Snowboard and Snowmobile competitions.

ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 16 hours of live X Games Aspen competition. Additional competition, music and behind-the-scenes content will be carried on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, X Games app, X Games pages across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and more.

The initial athlete invites include:

  • Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, Utah) Always the snowboarder having the most fun on the mountain, Kotsenburg had a breakout contest season in 2014 with a Cinderella-style rise to the first Olympic gold of the Sochi Games. Kotsenburg capped off 2014 with an ESPY award win for Best Male Olympian.
  • Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) The most decorated rider in the Snowboard Slopestyle field, Anderson has earned a medal in every X Games Slopestyle event in which she has competed. After taking Slopestyle gold at X Games Aspen in 2012 and 2013, Anderson settled for silver at X Games Aspen 2014 but returned a month later to win the first-ever womens Snowboard Slopestyle gold medal at the Sochi Olympics.
  • Levi LaVallee (Longville, Minn.) The most versatile snowmobiler in X Games history, LaVallee will compete in every able-bodied snowmobile discipline at X Games Aspen 2015. The only athlete in history to compete in all seven disciplines, and medal in six, LaVallee will have the opportunity to defend his 2004 Hillcross gold with its return this year.
  • David Wise (Reno, Nev.) The three-time defending X Games Aspen Mens Ski SuperPipe gold medalist, Wise had the most successful year of his career in 2013, winning X Games Aspen gold, the FIS World Championships, Grand Prix finals and securing his first AFP halfpipe title. He proved his dominance at the Sochi Olympics, winning the first-ever mens Ski Halfpipe gold medal.
  • Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) At X Games Aspen 2014, Bowman successfully defended her womens Ski SuperPipe gold as the youngest athlete in the field. Bowman claimed the top spot on the 2013 AFP womens halfpipe rankings and secured her spot in history by winning the first-ever womens Ski Halfpipe gold medal in Sochi.

Competition Schedule Highlights Include:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mens Ski Slopestyle Elimination

Mono Skier X Final

Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Final

Snowboard SuperPipe Mens Elimination & Final

Snowmobile Speed & Style Finals

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Snowboarder X Mens, Womens and Adaptive Finals

Mens Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination

Mens Ski SuperPipe Elimination

Snowboard Big Air Final

Snowmobile Long Jump Final

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mens Ski Slopestyle Final

Womens Ski Slopestyle Final

Snowmobile Hillcross Final

Womens Snowboard SuperPipe Final

Ski Big Air Final

 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mens & Womens Snowboard Slopestyle Finals

Snowmobile SnoCross & SnoCross Adaptive Finals

Mens Ski SuperPipe Final

The full initial list of invited athletes can be found onwww.xgames.com. The full X Games Aspen 2015 competition schedule will be available onwww.xgames.comfor fans in the coming weeks. Follow the X Games on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/xgames.

Written by Juliet Schroder

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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