X Games athletes reflect on 2015
Shine time in Hawaii
With 2015 just about to be over, XGames.com teamed up with a wide assortment of athletes to talk about the year. Some recapped their favorite moments while others counted their broken bones. For surfer Carissa Moore, the year ended up on a big moment, following her third world title win in Hawaii. "My favorite moment of 2015 was having my mom there for my third world title," Moore said. "To hear her cheering from the cliff at Honolua Bay and receive the biggest hug from her when I walked up meant the world to me."
"[The year] 2015 has been my most achieved year yet. I did shows in 12 countries, raced motocross in Washougal and won X Games gold. I can't wait to kick-start 2016," Jarryd McNeil said.
Lots of smiles
"[The year] 2015 was a good year filled with lots of smiles and great moments. I'll keep working hard and having fun, and we'll see what 2016 brings," Silje Norendal said.
"[The year] 2015 was definitely my best year yet. I hope to build on it in 2016," Mark McMorris said.
Time to prepare
"The new year is the time to set goals and then go conquer them, while ignoring all the setbacks and mistakes from the year prior. It's a recovery period for me, but it is also the time to prepare. I'm excited for what 2016 will bring," Mitchie Brusco said.
Persistence and hard work
"[The year] 2015 was a year for progression, victories and realizing dreams -- fueled by persistence, hard work and, most importantly, belief. I feel blessed to be a part of X Games. It is truly an unmatched platform for inspiration, epic moments and positive emotion. [The year] 2015 was a banner year, and 2016 is going to be bigger and better," Colton Satterfield said.
"[The year] 2015 was unreal! I got to ski with my friends and family in some unbelievable places. I'm looking forward to having an even better year in 2016," Bobby Brown said.
Numbering the year
"In 2015, I turned 39, got my 34th fracture and my 30th X Games medal. In 2016, I'm looking forward to 40 on everything but the fracture count," Bob Burnquist said.
Best career year
"Between winning X Games silver and being featured on 'Shark Tank,' 2015 was easily the best year of my life and career," Bryce Hudson said. "But I was only warming up. Come 2016, it's game time!"
"[The year] 2015 has been such an epic year. Massive dreams have come true for me, especially winning an X Games gold medal. Hopefully I can make 2016 an even better year," Harley Clifford said.
"[The year] 2015 was an amazing year. Landing the triple flip was the most amazing feeling ever! To finish the rest of the year healthy just topped it off," Josh Sheehan said.
The biggest accomplishment
"[The year] 2015 is a year that I'll never forget. From all my hard work, I gained the biggest accomplishment I have ever achieved at X Games -- winning gold at BMX Park. I'm looking forward to 2016 and the accomplishments I will fulfill in the year to come," Daniel Sandoval said.
"I have been happy every day since winning X Games gold in January. I realized my biggest dream that day. Not too many people can say that," Vincent Gagnier said.