Sixteen-Time X Games BMX Medalist, Ryan Nyquist, Invited to the World-Class Action Sports Event for 20th Year

 

Nyquist to Compete at 22nd Edition of X Games in BMX Dirt and Park    

 

Santa Cruz, Calif. –  Ryan Nyquist started riding bikes at the age of three, competed in his first BMX freestyle competition at 16 and made his first X Games appearance at 18. Now at 37 years of age, Nyquist is not only a legend and household name in both BMX Dirt and Park, he has been invited to compete in both competitions at his 20th X Games which starts today through June 5 in Austin, Texas. BMX Park will be live on Saturday, June 4, at 12 p.m. ET, and BMX Dirt will be live on Sunday, June 5, at 12 p.m. ET - both finals will be aired on ABC. 


Three-Time U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist, Alana Nichols, Clinches Spot for Rio in Third Sport 

 

Champion in Wheelchair Basketball, Alpine Skiing Adds Sprint Kayaking 

Duisburg, Germany –  Today at the 2016 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Paracanoe World Championships and European Canoe Sprint Olympic Qualifier, Alana Nichols finished eighth in the world in sprint kayaking claiming her spot for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Paralympic Games. Representing the United States for a fourth time at the Paralympic Games, Nichols entered the Olympic qualifier three days ago moving into semi-finals yesterday. With only nine competitors moving into finals today, Nichols not only finished in third place in semi-finals, but had a personal best with a time of 56.24 seconds.

Eleven-Year-Old Skateboarder Brighton Zeuner Youngest Female Athlete Invited to X Games in the History of Event

Zeuner to Compete at 22nd Edition of X Games in Women’s Skateboard Park    

 

Denver, Colo. –  At only 11 years of age, Brighton Zeuner is making her way through the skateboarding ranks after just turning pro earlier this year and will be making history this summer as the youngest female athlete ever to be invited to the action sports event, summer or winter, in 22 years. Brighton started skating competitively three years ago when she and her family moved to Encinitas, California. While Brighton also competes in the skateboard disciplines of bowl, street and vert, she has been invited to compete in the Women’s Skateboard Park competition at X Games which will be held June 2- 5, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Women's Skateboard Park will be live on Saturday, June 4, at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

Three-Sport Athlete Holds the Record for Most Adaptive Gold Medals in X Games History 

Aspen, Colo. - After sitting out last year’s Adaptive Snocross finals due to a shattered heel in the Snowboarding Boardercross competition three days prior, Mike Schultz, returns to Aspen and wins gold today giving him a total of five Winter X Games medals in Snocross. Injured in a 2008 Snocross accident that cost Schultz his left leg above the knee, he realized a regular prosthetics didn’t work with the rigors of his sports. Within six months, Schultz engineered his own leg and started BioDapt, Inc. which patented the “Moto Knee” and “Versa Foot” that makes prosthetics for action sport athletes and wounded soldiers.