Athletes To Watch at Road To X Games Qualifier
Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier
On Sat., June 10, the "World of X Games" descends on Boise, Idaho for the Boise Qualifier, a qualifying competition for Men's and Women's Skateboard Park, and BMX Park, that leads to X Games Minneapolis 2017. What follows is a rundown of some of the top competitors descending on Boise for a chance to qualify into X Games.
Welcome to Rhodes Skatepark
Rhodes Skate Park is a 1.28-acre special use park located in west downtown of Boise near the Linen District. The park is home to the Boise Qualifier for X Games.
BMX: Pat Casey
Mongoose Bicycles pro Pat Casey is already on the invite list for BMX Dirt at X Games Minneapolis 2017, but he will be in Boise seeking a BMX Park invite as well.
Skateboarding: Greyson Fletcher
From an early age, skateboarding prodigy Greyson Fletcher learned a "skate everything" approach, and this week, he will try his hand at qualifying into Skateboard Park at X Games Minneapolis 2017.
Skateboarding: Ronnie Sandoval
Ronnie Sandoval won a bronze medal at X Games Austin 2015, then returned in 2016 to earn 7th place. This year, he's aiming to qualify back into X Games, and will skate the Boise Qualifier to make that happen.
BMX: Daniel Dhers
Daniel Dhers already has five X Games gold medals in BMX Park, but he would like a sixth. To do so, Dhers is heading to Boise to qualify into X Games Minneapolis 2017.
Skateboarding: Brighton Zeuner
Breakout sensation Brighton Zeuner is primed for an X Games gold medal, and if all goes well in Boise, there's a good chance Zeuner can medal in Women's Skateboard Park at X Games Minneapolis 2017.
BMX: Gary Young
Concrete bowls and Gary Young go together like milk and cereal. Unfortunately, Young didn't finish on the podium in 2016, so he will travel to Boise to qualify into BMX Park for X Games Minneapolis 2017.
Skateboarding: Alana Smith
Alana Smith competed in Women's Skateboard Park in 2013 and earned a silver medal, but in the time since, she's focused her efforts on Skateboard Street. This year, Smith is going for the qualifying spot back into Park, and Boise is the first stop on the way to achieving that.
BMX: Chase Hawk
In 2014, Chase Hawk took hometown gold at X Games Austin in BMX Park. This year, Hawk wants to regain the gold in Minneapolis. But first, he'll need a good placing in Boise.
Skateboarding: Nora Vasconcellos
Nora Vasconcellos has been in prime podium contention for years in Women's Skateboard Park, and this year, she's descending on Boise to qualify back into X Games. With any luck, this could be her year.
Skateboarding: Tom Schaar
Tom Schaar is already invited to compete at X Games Minneapolis for Skateboard Big Air, but he would love to extend that invite to include Skateboard Park. To do so, Schaar will be competing in Boise.
Skateboarding: Alex Sorgente
Alex Sorgente is a multi-faceted skateboarder that can jump between Big Air and Park, although his focus as of late has been on Skateboard Park. To make it to X Games Minneapolis, Sorgente will make a pit stop in Boise to qualify into the big game.
The Road To X Games Boise Qualifier descends on Boise, Idaho on Sat., June 10, and will air on ABC's "World of X Games" in advance of X Games Minneapolis 2017.