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Skateboard and BMX Athletes Invited to Road to X: Boise Qualifier

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The world’s top Skateboard and BMX athletes have been invited to the Road to X: Boise Qualifier, taking place June 10 at Rhodes Skate Park. The event serves as an official qualifying event for the X Games Minneapolis Park competitions. Twenty athletes will be invited to compete in each of the three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. The top six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes and the top four Women’s Skateboard athletes not already invited will qualify into the X Games Minneapolis Park competition. For the complete list of invited athletes, please visit XGames.com.

Austin, TX - June 2, 2016 - Circuit of The Americas: Tom Schaar competing in Toyota Skateboard Park Men's during X Games Austin 2016 (Eddie Perlas / ESPN Images)

Tom Schaar (Eddie Perlas / ESPN Images)

Athletes to watch include:

  • Brighton Zeuner (Encinitas, California) – The youngest female athlete to compete at X Games, Zeuner took home an impressive fourth place finish in her X Games debut in 2016. At just 12 years old, Zeuner already has several podium finishes in her professional career.
  • Ryan Nyquist (Santa Cruz, California) – A 16-time X Games medalist, Nyquist is the second most-decorated BMX athlete in X Games history. Nyquist has two Park gold medals and two Dirt gold medals, with his most recent podium being silver medal at X Games Barcelona 2013.
  • Tom Schaar (Cardiff, California) – A five-time X Games medalist by the age of 15, Schaar won double bronze at X Games Austin 2015, in Big Air Doubles and Skateboard Big Air. A versatile skateboarder, Schaar has competed in Big Air, Vert and Park at X Games.
  • Ryan Sheckler (San Clemente, California) – Still holding the record for being the youngest athlete to win an X Games gold medal, Sheckler now has seven X Games medals. While most of his wins have been in Street, Sheckler most recently earned a bronze in Park in 2015, the first time he had competed in the discipline at X Games since winning gold in 2003.

The Road to X: Boise Qualifier is free and open to the public, however a limited number of premium bleacher seats will be available for purchase. Fans can find more information http://xgames.cityofboise.org/. The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, June 9, 2017

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                               Women’s Skateboard Park Practice

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.                             Men’s Skateboard Park Practice

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                               BMX Park Practice

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                           Women’s Skateboard Park Elimination

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.                            Men’s Skateboard Park Elimination

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                            BMX Park Elimination 

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.                                    Women’s Skateboard Park Practice

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.                                  Men’s Skateboard Park Practice

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                  BMX Park Practice

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.                        Women’s Skateboard Park Final

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.                          Men’s Skateboard Park Final

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.                          BMX Park Final

The event will also be streamed live on June 10. In addition to the live stream, fans can catch the Boise Park Qualifier coverage on ABC as part of the World of X Games content on June 17, as well as coverage across X Games digital and social platforms.

Information on the Road to X: Boise Qualifier and invited athletes will be available at XGames.com for fans or on www.espnmediazone.com for media only.  

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Media Contacts:

Grace Coryell, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4402, grace.s.coryell@espn.com