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X Games Announces Invited Athletes to Winter X Games 13

x gamesA Chill is in the air, snow is on the ground, and the anticipation for the winter contests dates heats up. Last week ESPN announced the first group of athletes that are invited to participate in the upcoming Winter X Games. The dates for Winter X Games 13 are scheduled January 22-25, 2009 at Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. The annual Winter X Games event features athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. The13th annual winter action sports competition will feature more than 160 men and women from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. The event includes day and evening competitions and is free to the public. You can also check out all the competition footage on ABC and ESPN, look into your local listings for details.

Below is the invited field, so far, in the Men’s Snowboard classes of Big Air, Slopestyle, Snowboard X, and Superpipe. For the complete, updated list of Winter X Games 13 athletes, log on to www.expn.com.

SNOWBOARD BIG AIR
Athlete Name, Country

Travis Rice, United States
Andreas Wiig, Norway
Torstein Horgmo, Norway
Kevin Pearce, United States

MEN’S SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE
Athlete Name, Country

Eero Ettala, Finland
Heikki Sorsa, Finland
Chas Guldemond, United States
Torstein Horgmo, Norway
Scotty Lago, United States
Jussi Oksanen, Finland
Travis Rice, United States
Tim Humphreys, United States
Shaun White, United States
Andreas Wiig, Norway
Mason Aguirre, United States
Peetu Piiroinen, Finalnd
Danny Davis, United States
Kevin Pearce, United States

All athletes receiving invitations to compete at Winter X Games 13 are chosen by a sport-specific selection committee. Criteria and timing of invitations varies by sport and discipline as it is based on the state and event schedules of that particular sport. The invited athlete list is constantly being updated and is subject to change at any time.

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Posted by Megan on Monday, December 15th, 2008 in Snow.


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