X Games Launches Boise Park Qualifier in 2017
Via ESPN News Release
As part of the Road to X Games content series, X Games will host the world’s top athletes in a Park Qualifier event on June 10, 2017 as they compete to secure their invitation to X Games Minneapolis. Streamed live from Rhodes Skatepark in Boise, Idaho, the Park Qualifier will feature three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. In addition to the live stream, fans can catch the Boise Park Qualifier coverage on ABC as part of the World of X Games content on June 17, as well as coverage across X Games digital and social platforms.
In each of the disciplines, the top three medalists from X Games Austin 2016 will pre-qualify for the Minneapolis event. The top six athletes in each discipline at the Boise Park Qualifier will also receive their invites to Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public.
“Boise is the perfect venue for the X Games,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter. “Rhodes Skate Park is world-class and we know that the spectators, viewers and athletes will absolutely fall in love with our city – and want to come back again and again.”
“Bringing the Park Qualifier to Boise provides the X Games an amazing opportunity to serve the action sports community in a new region of the country,” said Tim Reed, vice president, ESPN X Games. “We are excited to work with the city of Boise to bring a world class BMX and Skateboard event to action sports fans in Idaho and around the world.”
"The Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to work with Mayor Bieter to bring this spectacular event to Boise,” said Carrie Westergard, executive director of the Boise CVB. "Boise’s hotels and local businesses are ready to show off our city’s great amenities to X Games participants and fans.”
The Monster Energy High Roller event kicked off the Minneapolis qualifiers, with the results from the Best Whip competition serving to qualify three FMX riders into the Moto X Best Whip competition at the X Games Minneapolis event.
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