X Games Austin 2016 Kicks Off Tonight! Here’s Everything You Need to Know

X Games will be returning to Austin once again and it all starts this Thursday, June 2nd @ 6:30pm EST; we here at Celeb Secrets could not be more excited! Last year’s games were not only full of incredible sporting moments, but musical moments as well. We are certain that this year is going to be even better!

To get you prepared for the X Games Austin 2016Celeb Secrets has compiled a complete breakdown what to expect this weekend. You can get the full scoop down below!

The Events

Between Thursday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 5th, many world-class athletes will be competing in various events for medals, prize money, and of course the bragging rights that come with it. You’ll be able to find every sporting event from BMX to skateboarding this year at the X Games. You can find the complete list of events here, including those being aired in TV. You can also purchase tickets for the games here.

The Performances

In addition to the sporting events, X Games Austin will also feature musical performances throughout the weekend. This year, the lineup includes the likes of Blink 182 to G-Eazy. You can find the full list of performances down below and purchase tickets for the performances here.

  • Friday, June 3rd @ 10:00pm CST – Logic
  • Friday, June 3rd @ 11:15pm CST – G-Eazy
  • Saturday, June 4th @ 10:00pm CST – All Time Low
  • Saturday, June 4th @ 11:15pm CST – Blink 182

The Competitors

With hundreds of athletes competing this weekend, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Make sure you keep your eyes on Daniel Sandoval, Kyle Baldock, Elliot Sloan and Bob Burnquist.

Daniel Sandoval is a 21 year old BMX Park Athlete. At his young age he already has 6 X Games starts as well as 3 total medals (1 Gold and 2 Bronze). This up and comer is definitely someone to watch!

Kyle Baldock is the three-time defending BMX Dirt gold medalist. At the age of 25, he has 6 X Games starts and a total of 4 Gold medals. Like Sandoval, Baldock is someone to keep your eye on.

Elliot Sloan is a 27 year old skateboarder with 10 X Games starts; he also has 8 total medals (2 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze). We have high hopes for Sloan this year.

At 39 years old, Bob Burnquist is a skateboarder with 24 X Games starts and 30 total medals (14 Gold, 8 Silver and 8 Bronze). He may be a veteran, but we expect great things from him this year.

There you have it, everything you need to know about X Games Austin 2016. Make sure you tune into ESPN on Thursday, June 2nd, at 6:30pm EST. You can also stream these events live on the WatchESPN app. Visit xgames.com or @XGames on twitter for more info!


All Photos Courtesy of X Games

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