First wave of invited athletes announced for Winter X Games 2013

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Photo by Daniel Bayer, courtesy Aspen/Snowmass

The Winter X Games return to Aspen, January 24-27. ESPN announced the initial wave of invited athletes this morning. An update will follow. List is subject to change.

BIG AIR

Bobby Brown, USA
Gus Kenworthy, USA
Kai Mahler, SUI
Jossi Wells, NZ
Elias Ambühl, SUI
Russ Henshaw, AUS
Henrik Harlaut, SWE

Men’s Slopestyle

Tom Wallisch, USA
Nick Goepper, USA
Bobby Brown, USA
Gus Kenworthy, USA
Andreas Håtveit, NOR
Russ Henshaw, AUS
James Woods, GBR
Joss Christensen, USA
PK Hunder, NOR
Alex Bellemare, CAN

Men’s Superpipe

Torin Yater-Wallace, USA
David Wise, USA
Noah Bowman, CAN
Thomas Krief, FRA
Mike Riddle, CAN
Tucker Perkins, USA
Gus Kenworthy, USA
Kevin Rolland, FRA
Simon Dumont, USA
Justin Dorey, CAN

Women’s Slopestyle

Kaya Turski, USA
Anna Segal, AUS
Emilia Wint, USA
Dara Howell, CAN
Keri Herman, USA

Women’s Superpipe

Roz Groenewoud, CAN
Maddie Bowman, USA
Anais Caradeux, FRA
Brita Sigourney, USA
Megan Gunning, CAN