First wave of athletes invited to Winter X Games 16

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ESPN as officially announced the first wave of athletes that have been invited to Winter X Games 16 in Aspen, Colorado. Check out the list below for each event including SuperPipe, Slopetyle, Big Air and Street.

*This list is subject to change

Men's SuperPipe
Athlete Country
Shaun White USA
Scotty Lago USA
Louie Vito USA
Kazuhiro Kokubo JPN
Luke Mitrani USA
Iouri Podladtchikov SUI
Kohei Kudo JPN
Danny Davis USA
Ryo Aono JPN
Makus Malin FIN
Peetu Piiroinen FIN
Jack Mitrani USA

 

Women's SuperPipe
Athlete Country
Kelly Clark USA
Kaitlyn Farrington USA
Elena Hight USa
Gretchen Bleiler JPN
Hannah Teter USA
Torah Bright AUS

 

Men's Slopestyle
Athlete Country
Sebastien Toutant CAN
Mark McMorris CAN
Tyler Flanagan USA
Chas Guldemond USA
Torstein Horgmo NOR
Eric Willet USA
Peetu Piiroinen FIN
Mikkel Bang NOR
Sage Kotsenburg USA
Seppe Smits BEL
Roope Tonteri FIN
Torgeir Bergrem NOR

 

Women's Slopestyle
Athlete Country
Enni Rukajarvi FIN
Jenny Jones GBR
Jamie Anderson USA
Kjerti Oestgaard Buaas NOR
Spencer O'Brien CAN
Silje Norendal NOR
Cheryl Maas NED
Janna Meyen-Weatherby NOR

 

Men's Big Air
Athlete Country
Halldor Helgason ISL
Mark McMorris CAN
Peetu Piiroinen FIN
Eric Willett USA
Seppe Smits BEL
Scotty Lago USA
Tyler Flanagan USA
Torstein Horgmo NOR
Sage Kotsenburg USA
Sebastien Toutant CAN

 

Men's Street
Athlete Country
Nic Sauve CAN
Forrest BAiley USA
Ryan Paul USA
Zak Hale USA
Phil Jacques CAN
Nick Visconti USA