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Action Sports Athletes Represent Alaska at ESPN’s Winter X Games Aspen 2012


Three Professional Athletes from Alaska Invited to Compete in the World’s Premier Action Sports Event

ESPN Winter X Games celebrates its 16th year with more than 200 of the best action sports athletes vying for medals and prize money in Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. Winter X Games Aspen 2012, taking place Jan. 26-29, will also mark the 11th anniversary of Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. The four-day event will take over Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen/Snowmass for daily and nightly events, all free to the public.

Below is the roster of Alaska natives represented at Winter X Games Aspen 2012:





Callan Chythlook-Sisof



Snowboarder X Women’s

Andrew Kurka



Skiing Mono Skier X

Gregory Peck



Skiing Mono Skier X

* For the most updated list of Winter X Games Aspen 2012 competitors, athlete bios and sport descriptions, please log on to www.xgames.com.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will offer 16 hours of live Winter X Games Aspen content in high-definition, January 26 - 29, 2012 from Aspen, Colo. ESPN3 will stream nine hours and ESPN 3D will telecast 25 hours of live Winter X Games coverage. In addition to coverage of all Winter X Games competitions, X Center, the daily highlight show for the Winter X Games, will also be shown in HD on ESPN2.

About ESPN's X Games Franchise
ESPN held its first X Games in 1995. ESPN's Global X Events and Development group is responsible for creating the company's action sports programming currently airing on ESPN, ESPN2 and across its various international networks. In addition to the two U.S.-based events – X Games and Winter X Games – ESPN has held X Games competitions and demonstration events around the world, including Dubai, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Malaysia, China, France and Spain. The global X franchise has also expanded its reach to ESPN.com/Action, the definitive site for action sports fans, and to consumer products such as X Games bikes, protective gear, skateboards and DVDs.

 For general information and updated athlete lists, log on to www.xgames.com. Follow the X Games on Twitter at http://twitter.com/xgames.

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