2017 Summer X-Games: Big Air, Big Spills, Big Odds

Photo Credit: By Ralph Arvesen

The Summer X-Games is still the gold standard in extreme sports. The 2017 edition will be taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota (July 13-16) and will see the best daredevil athletes in the world doing things most of us can’t even pull off in a video game.

There are a lot of interesting storylines heading into this year’s X-Games: Garrett Reynolds will be looking for his 10th gold medal in BMX Street, and skateboard Jedi Nyjah Huston will be looking to continue his street dominance.

In Skateboarding Vert, Canadian Pierre-Luc Gagnon returns to the ramp to try to win his 10th gold medal.

It won’t be all repeat winners. New stars make names for themselves at the X-Games every year, performing unforeseen — and in some cases unforeseeable — new stunts. Of course, tricks don’t always go according to plan, so whether you like big air or big wipe outs, there X-Games will deliver.

Although I can’t throw a 900 off a halfpipe, or get gnarly on a dirt bike, I can set the odds for big events. So let me give you an idea of who the favorites are to win in each discipline. “Radical!” – An Old Guy (me).


2017 Summer X-Games Odds

X-Games Austin 2015
Photo Credit: By Ralph Arvesen

Thursday, July 13, 2017

BMX Vert Final

  • Jamie Bestwick (Britain): 9/11
  • Simon Tabron (Britain): 4/1
  • Vince Byron (Australia): 9/1
  • Dennis McCoy (USA): 19/1
  • Coco Zurita (Chile): 19/1
  • Mykel Larrin (USA): 50/1
  • Zach Newman (USA): 50/1
  • Douglas Oliveira (Brazil): 100/1

Skateboard Vert Final

  • Pierre-Luc Gagnon (Canada): 3/1
  • Sam Beckett (Britain): 4/1
  • Jimmy Wilkins (USA): 17/3
  • Moto Shibata (Japan): 17/3
  • Bucky Lasek (USA): 9/1
  • Andy Macdonald (USA): 19/1
  • Bob Burnquist (Brazil): 19/1
  • Marcelo Bastos (Brazil): 97/3
  • Clay Kreiner (USA): 50/1

Edgard "Vovo" Pereira at the top of the megaramp at X-Games Austin 2015
Photo Credit: By Addrenal (Own work)

Friday, July 14, 2017

BMX Street Final

  • Garrett Reynolds (USA): 3/2
  • Sean Ricany (USA): 4/1
  • Broc Raiford (USA): 17/3
  • Chad Kerley (USA): 9/1
  • Devon Smillie (USA): 19/1
  • Dakota Roche (USA): 97/3
  • Courage  Adams (Spain): 50/1
  • Bruno Hoffmann (Germany): 50/1
  • Alex Donnachie (Scotland): 100/1
  • Simone Barraco (Italy): 150/1
  • Dan Lacey (Britain): 200/1
  • Nathan Williams (USA): 250/1

Women’s Skateboard Street Final

  • Pamela Rosa (Brazil): 4/1
  • Lacey Baker (USA): 5/1
  • Mariah Duran (USA): 17/3
  • Vanessa Torres (USA): 17/3
  • Leticia Bufoni (Brazil): 9/1
  • Alexis Sablone (USA): 19/1
  • Alana Smith (USA): 25/1
  • Candy Jacobs (Netherlands): 25/1
  • Samarria Brevard (USA): 50/1
  • Julia Brueckler (Austria): 50/1
  • Aori Nishimura (Japan): 50/1
  • Meagan Guy (USA): 100/1
  • Kat Williams (Austrailia): 100/1
  • Gabi Mazetto (Brazil): 125/1
  • Jenn Soto (USA): 125/1
  • Savannah Headden (USA): 150/1
  • Kate Shengeliya (Russia): 200/1

BMX Big Air Final

  • Colton Satterfield (USA): 3/1
  • Morgan Wade (USA): 4/1
  • Vince Byron (Austrailia): 17/3
  • Zack Warden (USA): 17/3
  • James Foster (USA): 9/1
  • Mykel Larrin (USA): 19/1
  • Douglas Oliveira (Brazil): 25/1
  • Kurtis Downs (USA): 25/1
  • Bruno Hoffmann (Germany): 100/1
  • Nathan Williams (USA): 150/1
  • Dan Lacey (Britain): 200/1

Moto X Freestyle

  • Josh Sheehan (Austrailia): 3/1
  • Rob Adelberg (Austrailia): 3/1
  • Taka Higashino (Japan): 4/1
  • Clinton Moore (Austrailia): 17/3
  • Levi Sherwood (New Zealand): 9/1
  • Tom Pages (France): 25/1
  • Jackson Strong (Austrailia): 150/1
  • David Rinaldo (France): 200/1

Lizzie Armanto skateboarding in Denmark 2015
Photo Credit: By Stig Nygaard

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Men’s BMX Park Final

  • Dennis Enarson (USA): 4/1
  • Logan Martin (Austrailia): 4/1
  • Kyle Baldock (Austrailia): 17/3
  • Drew Bezanson (Canada): 17/3
  • Daniel Sandoval (USA): 9/1
  • Gary Young (USA): 9/1
  • Pat Casey (USA): 25/1
  • Kevin Peraza (USA): 50/1
  • Mike Varga (Canada): 50/1
  • Nick Bruce (USA): 100/1
  • Larry Edgar (USA): 100/1

Moto X Step Up Final

  • Jarryd McNeil (Austrailia): 2/1
  • Libor Podmol (Czech Republic): 2/1
  • Massimo Bianconcini (Italy): 4/1
  • Bryce Hudson (USA): 19/1
  • Ronnie Renner (USA): 19/1
  • Axell Hodges (USA): 50/1

Skateboard Big Air Final

  • Bob Burnquist (Brazil): 4/1
  • Tom Schaar (USA): 4/1
  • Elliot Sloan (USA): 17/3
  • Jake Brown (Austrailia): 17/3
  • Mitchie Brusco (USA): 9/1
  • Edgard Pereira (Brazil): 19/1
  • Trey Wood (USA): 19/1
  • Italo Penarrubia (Brazil): 50/1
  • Rony Gomes (Brazil): 50/1
  • Clay Kreiner (USA): 50/1
  • Justin Rivera (USA): 100/1
  • Leonard Ruiz (Brazil): 100/1
  • Evan Doherty (USA): 150/1

Men’s Skateboard Street Final

  • Nyjah Huston (USA): 3/2
  • Ryan Decenzo (Canada): 3/1
  • Chris Joslin (USA): 9/1
  • Ryan Sheckler (USA): 19/1
  • Alec Majerus (USA): 19/1
  • Shane O’neill (Austrailia): 25/1
  • Chaz Ortiz (USA): 25/1
  • Ishod Wair (USA): 50/1
  • Chris Cole (USA): 50/1
  • Luan Oliveira (Brazil): 100/1
  • Torey Pudwill (USA): 150/1
  • Matt Berger (Canada): 200/1
  • Louie Lopez (USA): 300/1
  • Evan Smith (USA): 500/1
  • Kyle Walker (USA): 500/1
  • Cody McEntire (USA): 1000/1
  • Felipe Gustavo (Brazil): 1000/1
  • Kelvin Hoefler (Brazil): 1000/1

Women’s Skateboard Park Final

  • Lizzie Armanto (USA): 3/2
  • Kisa Nakamura (Japan): 2/1
  • Jordyn Barratt (USA): 17/3
  • Brighton Zeuner (USA): 19/1
  • Poppy Olsen (Austrailia): 19/1

Moto X Best Trick Final

  • Jackson Strong (Austrailia): 3/1
  • Josh Sheehan (Austrailia): 4/1
  • Taka Higashino (Japan): 4/1
  • Clinton Moore (Austrailia): 17/3
  • Levi Sherwood (New Zealand): 9/1
  • Rob Adelberg (Austrailia): 19/1
  • Tom Pages (France): 97/3
  • Harry Bink (Austrailia): 49/1

Photo Credit: By Ralph Arvesen

Sunday, July 16, 2017

BMX Dirt Final

  • Kevin Peraza (USA): 4/1
  • Ben Wallace (Britain): 4/1
  • James Foster (USA): 17/3
  • Kyle Baldock (Austrailia): 9/1
  • Chris Doyle (USA): 9/1
  • Mike Clark (USA): 9/1
  • Ryan Nyquist (USA): 19/1
  • Pat Casey (USA): 19/1
  • Anthony Napolitan (USA): 25/1
  • Nick Bruce (USA): 25/1
  • TJ Ellis (USA): 50/1
  • Leandro Moreira (Brazil): 50/1
  • Mike Varga (Canada): 50/1
  • Logan Martin (Austrailia): 100/1
  • Larry Edgar (USA): 100/1

Skateboard Park Final

  • Pedro Barros (Brazil): 3/2
  • Curren Caples (USA): 2/1
  • Chris Russell (USA): 17/3
  • Alex Sorgente (USA): 19/1
  • Raven Tershy (USA): 25/1
  • Tom Schaar (USA): 100/1
  • Brad McClain (USA): 150/1
  • Ishod Wair (USA): 200/1
  • Clay Kreiner (USA): 200/1