Eva Samkova, 22, won the last boardercross race before XG 2016: Feldberg, GER, Jan. 23. The Czech, known for sporting an ink mustache on race days, had a breakthrough year in 2014: Snowboarder X silver at her first X Games and then gold at the Sochi Olympics. Suddenly the biggest threat to Lindsey Jacobellis' dominance, her hometown, Vrchlabi, in the Czech Republic, recognized her Olympic victory by gifting her a horse. Young for such boardercross success, Eva also was the 3-time Junior World Champion and 4-time (including current) Czech National Champion. A university student studying media and communication, Eva has the ability to come from behind on the X Course on the rare occasions she doesn't start well.
- Snowboarder X silver as a rookie at X Games Aspen 2014, 6th in 2015 (the No. 1 qualifier but crashed early in the final).
- 2014 Winter Olympic gold medalist.
- 4 time Czech National Champion (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
- 3 time Junior World Champion (2010, 2011, 2013)
X Games Competition History
|X Games Aspen 2015|| SBD Snowboarder X||6th|
|X Games Aspen 2014|| SBD Snowboarder X||2nd|