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Women of the 2005 Winter X Games
The 2005 Winter X Games will take place in Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado in the
United States in January and February of 2005. Here are some of the top female
winter extreme sports athletes who have been invited by ESPN to participate
in the 2005 Winter X Games. All of them are driving forces
who are helping to redefine women's sports.
ESPN has 84 women competitor slots to fill at this year's Winter X Games.
Here is a list of 10 remarkable women who will be competing at the 2005
Winter X Games who have, in one way or
another, made their names known at past Winter X Games.
Skier from Whistler, BC, Canada
After six Winter X Games appearances, Cline has stood four times
on the podium with Gold. From 2001-2003, Cline reigned as the Skier
X champion. Taking second behind Karin Huttary last year, Cline
added her first Silver to her medal collection. She returns this
year for Skier X in an attempt to reclaim Gold.
Snowboarder from Belmont, Vermont USA
For the 2004 Snowboard SuperPipe competition, Hannah Teter
reigned as the Winter X Games champion. At the age of 16,
Teter stood on the podium at eight out of 11 halfpipe
competitions in her 2002/2003 season (including her 2003
Winter X Games SuperPipe Bronze). Teter will take on Winter
X Games Nine in Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle.
Snowboarder from Bend, Oregon USA
Meyen's fifth Winter X Games appearance proved to be a success
with her second consecutive Gold in the Snowboard Slopestyle
competition at Winter X Games Eight. She also holds a silver
medal from Winter X Games Six in Slopestyle. Ready to reclaim
Gold, Meyen will return to Aspen for the Snowboard Slopestyle
Skier from Innsbruck, Austria
After winning the silver at Winter X Games Seven (2003), Huttary
defeated the three-time reigning champion Aleisha Cline in 2004 in
Skier X. Huttary finished in the top five in all competitions
she raced in worldwide last season. Huttary will defend her
title this year in Skier X.
Snowboarder from Stratton, Vermont USA
Competing in all three disciplines of Snowboarding for Winter
X Games in 2004, Jacobellis took home Gold two consecutive years
in Snowboarder X. With four Winter X Games appearances total,
Jacobellis has medaled every year but one. This year, Jacobellis
will compete in two disciplines: Snowboard SuperPipe and Snowboarder X.
Snowboarder from South Lake Tahoe, Nevada USA
Making her first appearance at Winter X Games Eight, Elena Hight
finished in sixth place in Snowboard SuperPipe. At 14 years-old,
Hight has the distinction of being the youngest snowboarder to
land a 900 in halfpipe competition. Hight will return to Aspen
for Winter X Games Nine to compete in Snowboard SuperPipe.
Snowboarder from Snowmass Village, Colorado USA
Aspen's hometown girl faced a huge disappointment at last year's
Winter X Games. With eight consecutive halfpipe wins between January
and March 2003 and voted Transworld Snowboarding Magazine's 2003
Rider of the Year, Bleiler injured her knee at a contest just weeks
before Winter X Games. This year she is back for Snowboard SuperPipe
Snowboarder from Mount Snow, Vermont USA
With a second and sixth place finish in 2004 at the Winter X
Games in SuperPipe and Slopestyle, respectively, Clark's defining
year in her career came in 2002 where she swept the Winter Olympics,
Winter X Games and the U.S. Open in SuperPipe. Clark will compete
in both the Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle competitions at
Winter X Games Nine.
Skier from Midland, Ontario, Canada
Some have called her the best skier in the world, and after winning
four of five contests she entered in 2003, nothing can stop Burke.
At the end of her 2003 season, she took the summer off to have knee
surgery, but returned to the SuperPipe for Winter X Games Eight
where Women's Ski SuperPipe debuted as a demonstration event.
Burke will return to Aspen, but this year she will become a
competitor in Women's Ski SuperPipe as it joins Winter X Games
Nine as a medaled event.
Snowboarder from Mammoth Lakes, California USA
With seven Winter X Games medals (five of which are gold),
Dakides left 2002 with Gold in Slopestyle. After a string of
knee injuries in 2003, she had to sit out Winter X Games only
to return with a vengeance in 2004. Another medal was added to
her count last year as Dakides finished second in Slopestyle at
Winter X Games Eight. For Winter X Games Nine, Dakides will
again compete in the Snowboard Slopestyle competition.
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