10 Athletes To Watch at X Games Shanghai 2019
X Games Shanghai 2019: Athletes to watch
X Games Shanghai 2019 kicks off later this week, and the athletes are slowly starting to arrive in Shanghai, China. Here, XGames.com takes a look at the top athletes to watch at X Games Shanghai, kicking off with Women's Skateboard Street invite Leticia Bufoni. Fresh off the London Street League stop, Bufoni is ready to skate X Games and visit Shanghai Disney Resort.
X Games Shanghai 2019: Mariah Duran
Women's Skateboard Street invite Mariah Duran won gold last year in Minneapolis, and her calculated approach to heavy street skating is headed to Shanghai. Following Duran's gold medal win last year, big endorsements followed (including Adidas and Mountain Dew) and she's primed for a return to the top of the podium.
X Games Shanghai 2019: Jagger Eaton
Men's Skateboard Street invite Jagger Eaton is coming to skate X Games Shanghai, and he is long overdue for a top podium position. Jagger has had a big year already, and is able to skate everything, from Big Air to Street to Park. In Shanghai, look for him to be stomping big trips and smiling nonstop.
X Games Shanghai 2019: Yuto Horigome
He's a machine, he's newly pro for April Skateboards, and he's the one skateboarder Nyjah Huston looks out for on the X Games street course. Yuto Horigome is heading to Shanghai and he's always one to watch when an X Games gold medal is up for grabs.
X Games Shanghai 2019: Nyjah Huston
Fresh off a Street League London win, Nyjah Huston is traversing Europe and headed for X Games Shanghai. There's no doubting Huston's domination on the Skateboard Street course and his momentum hasn't slowed in 2019. Look out X Games Shanghai, the Skateboard Street field is packed!
X Games Shanghai 2019: Jarryd McNeil
Moto X ruler Jarryd McNeil is on the invite list for Moto X Best Trick and Best Whip. Could he possibly take home double gold at X Games Shanghai? That's a definite possibility. Watch out for McNeil, who is primed for performance coming off of a recent Nitro Circus tour.
X Games Shanghai 2019: Lewis Mills
Wanna talk next level BMX Street? Then we need to talk Lewis Mills. Hailing from Australia, Mills is able to combine technical prowess with big lines for some of the world's most unique street riding. Fresh off a new video part, Mills is just mere grinds away from a podium position.
X Games Shanghai 2019: Dakota Roche
Never one to back down from a challenge, BMX Street invite Dakota Roche is a consistent top-three finisher at X Games. This year, Roche helped judge the "World of X Games" Real BMX series, and also cranked out a video part of his own for bike sponsor Cult. But he's always one to watch at X Games.
X Games Shanghai 2019: Jackson Strong
You know him, you love him, and you can;t help but wonder who takes care of his pet kangaroo when he's out traveling the world and ruling X Games. Jackson Strong is on the invite list for Moto X Best Trick and Best Whip, and we can't wait to see him ride in Shanghai.
X Games Shanghai 2019: Ryan Williams
Known as R Willy on YouTube, Ryan Williams is a professional scooter rider that made the switch to BMX bikes and made it his dream to compete at X Games. Since arriving on the X Games scene last year, R Willy has managed to shoot straight to the top of the Big Air field, and walked away with gold at X Games Sydney 2018. This year, he's got big plans for X Games Shanghai.