Athlete invites announced for X Games Barcelona

Meghan McMurtry/X Games

Construction is well underway for X Games Barcelona which will be held May 16-19 on the site of the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Coming right on the heels of X Games Foz do Iguaçu, X Games has announced the preliminary athlete lineup for X Games Barcelona, which makes its debut next month as the fourth stop in the X Games global tour.

Over 200 athletes have committed to the event, which will feature women in the Skateboard Park competition for the first time and the first Real Women bracket ever, with eight female athletes from four different disciplines (snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing and skiing). The two new events are nestled among X Games mainstays like BMX, Skateboard Big Air and Park and Moto X Freestyle, Speed & Style and Enduo X, as well as the second installment of Street League Skateboarding at X Games, among other disciplines.

There will be a mix of familiar faces (Travis Pastrana, Jamie Bestwick, Nate Adams, Ryan Sheckler and Bob Burnquist) and some notable X Games debuts (Lizzie Armanto and Nora Vasconcellos in Women's Skateboard Park, Alain Goikoetxea in Men's Skateboard Park and Jose Miralles in Moto X Speed & Style, just to name a few).

Below is the first round of invites. This list is subject to change and will be finalized closer to X Games Barcelona, which runs May 16-19.

GOPRO BMX BIG AIR

Vince Byron
Chad Kagy
Steve McCann
Kevin Robinson
Morgan Wade
Zack Warden

BMX PARK

Kyle Baldock
Drew Bezanson
Pat Casey
Scotty Cranmer
Daniel Dhers
Dennis Enarson
Sergio Layos
Ryan Nyquist
Gary Young

BMX STREET

Simone Barraco
Dennis Enarson
Bruno Hoffmann
Chad Kerley
Garrett Reynolds
Dakota Roche
Sean Sexton
Jeremiah Smith

BMX VERT

Jamie Bestwick
Vince Byron
Austin Coleman
Chad Kagy
Mykel Larrin
Steve McCann
Simon Tabron
Coco Zurita

MOTO X BEST WHIP

Nate Adams
Jeremy Stenberg
Edgar Torronteras

MEN'S ENDURO X

Geoff Aaron
Destry Abbott
Joan Barreda
Taddy Blazusiak
Mike Brown
Jack Field
Max Gerston
Dani Gibert
Alfredo Gomez
Cory Graffunder
Colton Haaker
Graham Jarvis
Kornel Nemeth
Wally Palmer
Bobby Prochnau
Kyle Redmond
Taylor Robert
Kevin Rookstool
Bryan Roper
Ryan Sandoval
Gary Sutherlin
Jonny Walker
Cody Webb
Peter Weiss

WOMEN'S ENDURO X

Chantelle Bykerk
Maria Forsberg
Louise Forsley
Tarah Gieger
Livia Lancelot
Kacy Martinez
Carmen Segura
Gabriela Seisdedos
Jolene Van Vugt

MOTO X FREESTYLE

Nate Adams
Taka Higashino
Thomas Pages
Levi Sherwood
Dany Torres

MOTO X SPEED & STYLE

Nate Adams
Ronnie Faisst
Mike Mason
Jose Miralles
Edgar Torronteras

MOTO X STEP UP

Massimo Bianconcini
Matt Buyten
Brian Foster
Ronnie Renner

FORD RALLYCROSS

Steve Arpin
Ken Block
Brian Deegan
Liam Doran
Tanner Foust
Toomas Heikkinen
Anton Marklund
Bryce Menzies
Travis Pastrana
Patrik Sandell

REAL WOMEN

Ingrid Backstrom - skiing
Hana Beaman - snowboarding
Leticia Bufoni - skateboarding
Maya Gabeira - surfing
Coco Ho - surfing
Jess Kimura - snowboarding
Mimi Knoop - skateboarding
Michelle Parker - skiing

SKATEBOARD BIG AIR

Jake Brown
Mitchie Brusco
Bob Burnquist
Elliot Sloan

MEN'S SKATEBOARD PARK

Pedro Barros
Taylor Bingaman
Curren Caples
Greyson Fletcher
Rune Glifberg
Alain Goikoetxea
David Gonzalez
Omar Hassan
Ben Hatchell
Aaron Homoki
Kevin Kowalski
Bucky Lasek
Andy Macdonald
Brad McClain
Ben Raybourn
Tom Remillard
Ryan Sheckler
Grant Taylor
Raven Tershy

WOMEN'S SKATEBOARD PARK

Lizzy Armanto
Allysha Bergado
Leticia Bufoni
Ianire Elorriaga
Karen Jonz
Julie Kindstrand
Mimi Knoop
Alana Smith
Elissa Steamer
Nora Vasconcellos

STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING

Tom Asta
Chris Cole
Austyn Gillette
David Gonzalez
Nyjah Huston
Sean Malto
Billy Marks
Matt Miller
Shane O'neill
Luan Oliveira
Chaz Ortiz
Torey Pudwill
Peter Ramondetta
Dylan Rieder
Paul Rodriguez
Bastien Salabanzi
Tommy Sandoval
Ryan Sheckler
Mikey Taylor
Ishod Wair

SKATEBOARD VERT

Bob Burnquist
Pierre-Luc Gagnon
Bucky Lasek
Andy Macdonald

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