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Winter X Games XIX (re-titled Winter X Games Aspen '15; styled as Winter X Games Nineteen in the official logo) were held from January 21 to January 25, 2015, in Aspen, Colorado. They were the 14th consecutive Winter X Games to be held in Aspen. The events were broadcast on ESPN. The games featured participants from the United States, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Japan, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Australia.[1]

Participating athletes competed in six Skiing events, eight Snowboarding events, and five Snowmobiling events. There was also a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive exhibition tournament organized by Major League Gaming. The United States obtained the most medals with thirty-one altogether.

Contents

Chronology of eventsEdit

Day OneEdit

The games began on Wednesday, January 21 with the first event, the Women's Ski Superpipe. American Maddie Bowman came in first place with a score of 85.66. Japanese skier Ayana Onozuka placed second and American skier Brita Sigourney placed third.[2]

Day TwoEdit

The second day began with three qualifying events, the Men's Snowboarder X Qualifying, Women's Snowboarder X Qualifying, and the Snowboarder X Adaptive Qualifying.

The afternoon consisted of the Mono Skier X Final. In the Mono Skier Final, American Chris Devlin-Young came in first place and Brandon Adam came in second.[3]

In the evening, the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Final, Snowmobile Speed & Style Final, and the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe Final were held. American Colten Moore won the Snowmobile Speed & Style Final, with Joe Parsons placing second and Cory Davis placing third. In the Snowboard SuperPipe Final, American snowboarder Danny Davis placed first, Japanese snowboarder Taku Hiraoka placed second, and Russian Iouri Podladtchikov placed third. [4]

Day ThreeEdit

The third day began with the Men's and Women's Snowboarder X Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Final. In the men's final, Canadian Kevin Hill came in first place followed by Italian Omar Visintin and American Nate Holland.[5] In the women's final, American Lindsey Jacobellis came in first place, with Canadian Dominique Maltais placing second and French Nelly Moenne Loccoz placing third.[6]

The afternoon consisted of the Snowboarder X Adaptive semi finals and finals. American Keith Gabel came in first place, with New Zealand Carl Murphy coming in second and Canadian Alex Massie coming in third.[7]

The evening consisted of the Snowboard Big Air final. Canadian Mark McMorris placed first, followed by Canadian Maxence Parrot and Japanese Yuki Kadono.[8] The day ended with the Snowmobile Long Jump. American Heath Frisby won the event. Cory Davis came in second and Colten Moore came in third place.[9]

Day FourEdit

The fourth day began with the Men's Ski Slopestyle final in the morning, followed by the Women's Ski Slopestyle final in the afternoon. In the men's final, Nick Goepper came in first, Joss Christensen came in second, and Alex Bellemare came in third place. In the women's final, Swedish Emma Dahlström placed first. American Keri Herman came in second place followed by Canadian Dara Howell in third place.

Also in the afternoon was the Snowmobile Hillcross Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Final. American Ryan Simon came in first place, followed by American Justin Thomas in second and Justin Titus in third.

The evening events consisted of the Women's Snowboard SuperPipe final and the Ski Big Air final. In the Women's SuperPipe final, fourteen-year-old American snowboarder Chloe Kim came in first place, making her the youngest person to ever win gold at the Winter X Games. American Kelly Clark took second place and Australian Torah Bright took third place.

In the Ski Big Air final, Canadian Vincent Gagnier came in first place, followed by American Bobby Brown in second and Swiss Elias Ambühl in third place.

Day FiveEdit

The fifth day was the final day of events for the 2015 Winter X Games, starting off with the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final in the morning. Norwegian Silje Norendal came in first place, with American Jamie Anderson coming in second and New Zealand Christy Prior coming in third place. American skier Nick Goepper won the Slopestyle final, with American Joss Christensen placing second.

At midday was the Snowmobile SnoCross Adaptive Final. American Garrett Goodwin placed first, followed by American Doug Henry in second and American Jim Wazny in third place.

The final event of the games was the Men's Ski SuperPipe Final. Canadian Simon d'Artois came in first place, French Kevin Rolland came in second place, and American Alex Ferreira came in third place.

ResultsEdit

Medal countEdit

  *   Host nation (United States)
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)*1111931
2  Canada (CAN)62311
3  Norway (NOR)1102
4  Sweden (SWE)1012
5  Japan (JPN)0213
6  France (FRA)0112
  New Zealand (NZL)0112
8  Italy (ITA)0101
9   Switzerland (SUI)0022
10  Australia (AUS)0011
Totals (10 nations)19191957

SkiingEdit

Women's SuperPipe resultsEdit

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Score[10]
    Maddie Bowman (USA) 85.00 78.00 85.66 85.66
    Ayana Onozuka (JPN) 80.00 62.33 83.33 83.33
    Brita Sigourney (USA) 77.00 78.66 30.33 78.66
4   Angeli Vanlaanen (USA) 69.66 23.00 11.66 69.66
5   Janina Kuzma (NZ) 60.33 66.66 60.00 66.66
6   Annalisa Drew (USA) 17.66 46.66 66.00 66.00
7   Marie Martinod (FRA) 65.33 9.33 65.66 65.66
8   Rosalind Groenewoud (CAN) 27.33 - - 27.33

Men's SuperPipe resultsEdit

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Score[11]
    Simon d'Artois (CAN) 90.33 87.66 93.00 93.00
    Kevin Rolland (FRA) 19.00 85.00 92.33 92.33
    Alex Ferreira (USA) 42.33 39.33 91.66 91.66
4   David Wise (USA) 41.00 69.66 89.00 89.00
5   Gus Kenworthy (USA) 88.00 85.66 34.33 88.00
6   Noah Bowman (CAN) 31.33 80.00 86.33 86.33
7   Lyman Currier (USA) 83.33 56.66 79.66 83.33
8   Mike Riddle (CAN) 78.33 31.00 10.00 78.33

Men's Big Air resultsEdit

Rank Name Score[12]
    Vincent Gagnier (CAN) 91
    Bobby Brown (USA) 82
    Elias Ambühl (SUI) 82
4   Kai Mahler (SUI) 78
5   Jesper Tjader (SWE) 72
6   Alex Schlopy (USA) 14

Men's SlopeStyle resultsEdit

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Score[13]
    Nick Goepper (USA) 93.66 33.00 80.66 93.66
    Joss Christensen (USA) 90.66 89.00 20.33 90.66
    Alex Bellemare (CAN) 83.00 85.66 31.33 85.66
4   Bobby Brown (USA) 14.33 32.33 75.00 75.00
5   James Woods (GBR) 20.00 72.66 65.33 72.66
6   Tom Wallisch (USA) 14.66 70.00 21.00 70.00
7   Gus Kenworthy (USA) 30.33 34.00 57.00 57.00
8   Henrik Harlaut (SWE) 22.66 - - 22.66

Women's SlopeStyle resultsEdit

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Score[14]
    Emma Dahlström (SWE) 82.66 90.33 35.00 90.33
    Keri Herman (USA) 86.66 60.33 10.33 86.66
    Dara Howell (CAN) 78.66 17.66 82.00 82.00
4   Devin Logan (USA) 80.33 52.00 81.00 81.00
5   Julia Krass (USA) 15.00 79.00 34.33 79.00
6   Nikki Blackall (CAN) 23.00 64.66 61.33 64.66
7   Anouk Purnelle-Faniel (CAN) 18.00 29.33 57.00 57.00
8   Darian Stevens (USA) 28.00 - - 28.00

Men's Mono Skier X resultsEdit

Rank Name Time[15]
    Chris Devlin-Young (USA) 1:03.246
    Brandon Adam (USA) 1:06.864
    Ravi Drugan (USA) 1:11.600
4   Kevin Lindner (GER) 16:39.999

SnowboardingEdit

Men's Snowboarder X resultsEdit

Rank Name Time[16]
    Kevin Hill (CAN) 0:50.036
    Omar Visintin (ITA) 0:51.280
    Nate Holland (USA) 0:52.122
4   Nick Baumgartner (USA) 0:52.356
5   Konstantin Schad (GER) 0:54.909
6   Max Schairer (AUT) 0:56.536

Women's Snowboarder X resultsEdit

Rank Name Time[17]
    Lindsey Jacobellis (USA) 0:53.085
    Dominique Maltais (CAN) 0:53.234
    Nelly Moenne Loccoz (FRA) 0:53.384
4   Belle Brockhoff (AUS) 0:53.544
5   Michela Moioli (ITA) 0:53.711
6   Eva Samková (CZE) 1:06.799

Men's Snowboard X Adaptive resultsEdit

Rank Name Time[18]
    Keith Gabel (USA) 0:57.168
    Carl Murphy (NZ) 0:57.449
    Alex Massie (CAN) 1:01.295
4   John Leslie (CAN) 1:08.865
5   Mike Shea (USA) 1:08.865
6   Matti Suur-Hamari (FIN) 1:10.495

Men's Big Air resultsEdit

Rank Name Score[19]
    Mark McMorris (CAN) 88
    Max Parrot (CAN) 82
    Yuki Kadono (JPN) 66
4   Sven Thorgren (SWE) 58
5   Ståle Sandbech (NOR) 40
6   Torstein Horgmo (NOR) 19

Men's Slopestyle resultsEdit

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Score[20]
    Mark McMorris (CAN) 51.00 96.00 29.00 96.00
    Ståle Sandbech (NOR) 95.00 15.00 34.66 95.00
    Sven Thorgren (SWE) 92.00 39.33 37.66 92.00
4   Sebastien Toutant (CAN) 33.33 87.33 35.00 87.33
5   Sage Kotsenburg (USA) 83.33 42.66 67.66 83.33
6   Torstein Horgmo (NOR) 44.66 49.33 57.00 57.00
7   Emil Ulsletten (NOR) 35.33 47.33 29.33 47.33
8   Nikolas Baden (USA) 32.33 36.33 40.33 40.33

Women's Slopestyle resultsEdit

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Score[21]
    Silje Norendal (NOR) 90.66 90.33 93.66 93.66
    Jamie Anderson (USA) 85.00 91.33 36.33 91.33
    Christy Prior (NZ) 39.66 14.00 89.33 89.33
4   Spencer O'Brien (CAN) 54.00 87.33 13.33 87.33
5   Kjersti Buaas (NOR) 13.66 28.00 80.00 80.00
6   Enni Rukajarvi (FIN) 71.33 43.33 41.00 71.33
7   Cheryl Maas (NED) 30.00 22.66 46.66 46.66
8   Anna Gasser (AUT) 28.66 46.33 - 46.33

Women's SuperPipe resultsEdit

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Score[22]
    Chloe Kim (USA) 81.66 87.66 92.00 92.00
    Kelly Clark (USA) 90.00 39.00 42.33 90.00
    Torah Bright (AUS) 78.33 19.33 5.00 78.33
4   Arielle Gold (USA) 73.33 75.66 73.00 75.66
5   Cai Xuetong (CHN) 47.00 11.00 70.00 70.00
6   Queralt Castellet (SPA) 60.00 50.00 10.33 60.00
7   Hannah Teter (USA) 51.00 48.00 10.66 51.00
8   Elena Hight (USA) 21.66 46.00 32.00 46.00

Men's SuperPipe resultsEdit

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Score[23]
    Danny Davis (USA) 80.00 64.33 93.66 93.66
    Taku Hiraoka (JPN) 84.33 14.33 92.33 92.33
    Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) 89.00 67.66 40.00 89.00
4   Shaun White (USA) 54.00 82.00 62.66 82.00
5   David Habluetzel (SUI) 61.00 79.00 62.66 79.00
6   Ayumu Hirano (JPN) 77.66 70.00 24.33 77.66
7   Zhang Yiwei (CHN) 40.00 12.00 75.00 75.00
8   Gabe Ferguson (USA) 73.00 30.33 57.00 73.00

SnowmobilingEdit

Speed & Style resultsEdit

Rank Name Score[24]
    Colten Moore (USA) 90.62
    Joe Parsons (USA) 83.00
    Cory Davis (USA) 84.33
4   Levi LaVallee (USA) 50.01

Long Jump resultsEdit

Rank Name Distance[25]
    Heath Frisby (USA) 164'11"
    Cory Davis (USA) 160'5"
    Colten Moore (USA) 157'4"
4   Kyle Pallin (USA) 143'9"
5   Joe Parsons (USA) 129'10"
6   Chris Burandt (USA) 92'1"

SnoCross Adaptive resultsEdit

Rank Name Time[26]
    Garrett Goodwin (USA) 6:25.099
    Doug Henry (USA) 6:31.947
    Jim Wazny (USA) 6:47.128
4   Jeff Tweet (USA) 6:51.886
5   E.J. Poplawski (USA) 6:58.689
6   Chris Heppding (USA) 6:59.594
7   Bryan Hatch (USA) 6:59.822

SnoCross resultsEdit

Rank Name Time[27]
    Tucker Hibbert (USA) 14:41.084
    Kody Kamm (USA) 15:01.747
    Ross Martin (USA) 15:08.593
4   Adam Renheim (SWE) 15:30.703
5   Justin Broberg (USA) 14:50.457
6   Tim Tremblay (CAN) 14:55.196
7   Dave Joanis (CAN) 14:58.989
8   Colby Crapo (USA) 15:12.930
9   Corin Todd (USA) 15:25.487
10   John Stenberg (USA) 16:39.999

HillCross resultsEdit

Rank Name Time[28]
    Ryan Simons (CAN) 0:57.154
    Justin Thomas (USA) 0:59.074
    Nathan Titus (USA) 1:02.591
4   Jason Fox (USA) 1:06.400
5   Dolan Phelps (USA) 1:08.511
6   David Sharp Jr. (USA) 1:10.882

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

  • [1] Winter X Games XIX Page