Road To X Games Boise 2019
Road To X Games: 2019 Boise Park Qualifier
Every year, Heimana Reynolds descends on Boise and rips the park to shreds. 2019 was no different. This year, Reynolds claimed the first place spot while entertaining the crowd with antics. Look for him to be ripping in Minneapolis.
Not even a month ago, DK BMX rider Marcus Christopher finished his sophomore year in high school. Now he's winning Road to X Games Park Qualifier comps and coming to X Games Minneapolis 2019. He'll have a good story to tell when his junior year starts.
After an amazing day of skating, Brazilian Luiz Francisco is coming to X Games Minneapolis 2019.
13-year-old Misugu Okamoto was an unknown coming into the Boise Park Qualifier. And now, she's a first place finisher in Boise, and an X Games Minneapolis 2019 invite. Look for Okamoto to make a big impact in Women's Skate Park.
English BMX rider Ben Wallace sticks to the classics and pushes the envelope on style and height. While Wallace didn't qualify into Minneapolis, he still wowed the crowd multiple times. And if that's not enough, he's still invited to ride dirt in Minneapolis.
Mami Tezuka, frontside smith grind in the deep end of the Rhodes Skatepark bowl. Tezuka failed to advance to the finals, but she's still as stylish as can be.
Tears of joy: Bryce Wettstein is coming to X Games Minneapolis 2019.
Rolling the dice multiple times throughout the day, Jake Wooten emerged as an early favorite and kept charging throughout the day. He didn't fare well in the finals, but he still claimed an invite to X Games Minneapolis 2019.
Huge method air from Misugu Okamoto. Look for more of this in just over a month at X Games Minneapolis 2019.
The Road To X Games: Boise Park Qualifier returned to the Rhodes Skatepark for 2019, and Friday started off with a bang. In BMX Park qualifying, Mongoose/Vans rider Kevin Peraza spared no expenses when it came to going huge and also getting consistently tech. Peraza passed through eliminations with ease on Friday and advances through to Saturday competition.
Heimana Reynolds made another appearance at the Boise Park Qualifier (this time wearing a shirt) and threw down multiple tre-flip tailgrabs in qualifying to advance to Saturday's competition. Reynolds is primed for an X Games podium spot and it could definitely happen this year.
In the crossover athlete category, snowboarder Ayumu Hirano threw his hat into the ring for Skateboard Park, and skated impressively. While he didn't advance into Saturday's competition, he still impressed the crowd with huge airs and original lines.
Last year at X Games Minneapolis 2018, Brandon Loupos won BMX Dirt with one of the most insane runs ever. This year, Loupos has his sights set on BMX Park, and he rode with ferocity on Friday to advance to Saturday's competition.
New to the X Games crowd is Japan's Misugu Okamoto. Misugu emerged on Thursday to stomp lines consistently through practice, and then came back on Friday to absolutely destroy the Rhodes Skatepark course. Look for her to be competing in Saturday's competition, and fingers crossed, at X Games Minneapolis 2019.
What can we say about Cory Juneau? He commanded the course on Friday to advance into Saturday's competition, and some of his runs were downright insane. If he pulls it all together on Saturday, we'll definitely be seeing him in Minneapolis.
For those about to rock, we salute you. Look for Dora Varella to be competing in Saturday's Women's Skateboard Park competition. And sorry for the bad caption.
Another skater from the Japanese contingent, Kensuke Sasaoka, skated the first heat and crushed the course with huge airs and tech lines on vert. Look for him in Saturday's competition for sure.