8 pro Utah athletes invited to participate in X Games Aspen 2015

ST. GEORGE — With X Games Aspen 2015 kicking off Thursday and running through Sunday, eight professional athletes from Utah are invited to compete in the world’s premiere action sports event.

X Games Aspen 2015 marks the 19th edition of X Games winter events and an unprecedented 14th consecutive year the event has been held in Aspen, Colorado – the longest run at any one city since the event’s inception.

Below is a roster of Utah natives represented at X Games Aspen 2015.

Name                              Age            Hometown                  Event

Joss Christensen           23                Park City                   Ski Slopestyle

Keith Gabel                     30                Ogden                       Snowboarder X Adaptive

Faye Gulini                      22                Salt Lake City          Snowboarder X

Bryan Hatch                   33                 Provo                         Snowmobile SnoCross Adaptive

Sage Kotsenburg          21                Park City                   America’s Navy Snowboard Big                                                                                                             Air/ Snowboard Slopestyle

Alex Schlopy                   22                Park City                   GoPro Big Air Ski/ Ski Slopestyle

McRae Williams             24               Park City                    Ski Slopestyle

Nate Zollinger                35               Nibley                         Snowmobile HillCross

For the most updated list of X Games Aspen 2015 competitors, athlete bios and sport descriptions, go to the X Games website.

ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 16 hours of live X Games Aspen content in high-definition from Jan. 21-25. An additional 18 hours of competition and music performances will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more.

In addition to all of the content on ESPN’s U.S.-based media platforms, X Games Aspen will be televised globally in 215 countries and territories to more than 395 million homes, including live coverage in Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, New Zealand and Africa.

Event details and resources

  • What: X Games Aspen 2015
  • When: Jan. 22-25
  • Where: Aspen, Colorado
  • X Games website

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