(Rocky Mountain Series alum, Aaron Blunck, on his way to winning his first X Games Gold. Photo: X Games)
Eleven X Games medals were won by ten USASA series alumni at the 2017 X Games Aspen. Aaron Blunck, Jules Marino, Elena Hight, and Hailey Langland all claimed their first X Games gold medals with all of them got their competitive start at USASA series events. X Games vetern and South Tahoe Series alum, Jamie Anderson, grabbed her 11 X Games medal with a silver in women's snowboard slopestyle and McRae Williams, from Big Mountain West, grabbed his first with a silver in men's freeski slopestyle.
(Steamboat local and Rocky Mountain Series alum, Taylor Gold, earned an X Games bronze under the lights. Photo: X Games)
Last year's Snowboard Superpipe gold medalist Matt Ladley, a Rocky Mountain Series alum, took home silver and Maddie Bowman, Chloe Kim and Taylor Gold walked away with bronzes freeski and snowboard superpipe respectively.
(Jules Marino having an emotional gold medal moment. Photo: X Games)
Nineteen-year-old Jules Mario, an X Games rookie and Southern Vermont Series alum, was the superstar and story of X Games Aspen. Marino walked away with two X Games medals, taking home an a silver medal in the women's big air on Thursday night with a cab double underflip and a gold medal in women's snowboard slopestyle on Saturday.