Five Americans Compete at X Games Norway 2020
The X Games tour serves as a major part of the winter’s elite-level freeski and snowboard event calendar, and the 2019-20 competition season came complete with a special bonus. Alongside contests in the southern hemisphere, the season kicked off in August with X Games Norway 2019, and this year, we are going to close it out with the 2020 edition March 7-8 at Hafjell Resort.
U.S. Freeski Pro Team member and 2020 X Games Aspen slopestyle bronze medalist Maggie Voisin is especially psyched about heading to X Games Norway 2020.
“I am so happy to be headed back to beautiful Norway for X Games this week,” said Maggie. “X Games Norway hasn’t included slopestyle since 2017, so I’m extra excited to be competing in both events (slopestyle and big air). Also, I didn’t have the chance to compete earlier this year in Norway, so this time around is a nice second chance. This will be my second to last contest of the season and I’m looking forward to finishing strong.”
U.S. athletes have already racked up numerous X Games podiums this season including six gold, two silver and four bronze medals across Norway and Aspen events. A few of these medals can be attributed to U.S. Freeski Pro Team members Alex Hall and Colby Stevenson. Alex returns to Norway as the defending X Games Norway big air gold medalist, while Colby is the reigning gold medalist in both slopestyle and knuckle huck from X Games Aspen.
Alex and Colby will have to fend off the likes of 11-time X Games medalist Henrik Harlaut of Sweden and Norway’s own Olympic gold medalist Oystein Braaten.
The U.S. Snowboard Team is also rolling into competition with a pair of heavy hitters. Coming hot off her eighth Burton U.S. Open slopestyle title and also serving as the defending X Games Aspen slopestyle gold medalist is Jamie Anderson. Jamie has had an unrivaled season winning every slopestyle event she has entered. Jamie also has her work cut out for her competing against a hungry back-to-back defending X Games Norway big air gold medalist in Austrian Anna Gasser.
Joining Jamie is U.S. Rookie Team member Dusty Henricksen who, for anyone that’s been paying attention, is now fully on the radar as one of the top riders in the world. Dusty stacked victories at the Youth Olympic Games, the Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix, and a silver medal at the 2020 Burton U.S. Open. Meanwhile, Dusty is blowing minds on Instagram and landing “never-been-dones,” like the backside quad cork 1800 that he landed last week for the first time ever in snowboard slopestyle competition.
Dusty’s competition also includes a long list of heavy hitters, such as the 2018 Olympic slopestyle gold medalist Sebastian Toutant and the 2020 Burton U.S. Open Champion Yuki Kadono.
X Games fans in the United States can watch more than eight hours of live competition coverage from X Games Norway March 7-8, on the ESPN App and X Games YouTube, X Games Facebook and X Games Twitter pages. Tune in live to catch all the action.
HOW TO WATCH
Subject to change
All times EST
@XGames - Streaming via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages.
Saturday, March 7
10:30 a.m. - Women’s ski big air - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames
12:30 a.m. - Men’s ski big air - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames
2:30 p.m. - Ski knuckle huck - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames
Sunday, March 8
7:00 a.m. - Women’s ski slopestyle - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames
10:00 a.m. - Men’s ski slopestyle - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames
Saturday, March 7
9:30 a.m. - Women’s snowboard big air - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames
11:30 a.m. - Men’s snowboard big air - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames
1:30 p.m. - Snowboard knuckle huck - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames
Sunday, March 8
5:30 a.m. - Women’s snowboard slopestyle - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames
8:30 a.m. - Men’s snowboard slopestyle - Hafjell Resort, Norway - @XGames