Now an X Games gold medalist, Curren Caples, 18, had extra incentive when he won SKB Park in Munich: His mom promised that he could buy a new car if he took X Games gold. He gave his old ride to his younger sister, Peyton, who had a medical emergency while he was in Munich. Curren has two X Games medals (also Barcelona silver) and is a force in Park. The Ventura-based surf and skate rat was the first X Games athlete to be born after the X Games began in 1995. A home-schooled senior, Curren turned pro in 2013. He's the son of former pro surfer Evan Caples and is named after surf legend Tom Curren.
- Curren has four X Games appearances and two medals: an X Games Munich 2013 SKB Park gold and a Barcelona 2013 Park silver. He had his X Games debut at age 14 in 2010 and finished fourth in SKB Park. Curren is in 12th grade and takes classes online.
X Games Competition History
|X Games Austin 2014|| SKB Park||5th|
|X Games Austin 2014|| SKB Street||7th|
|X Games Munich 2013|| SKB Park||1st|
|X Games Barcelona 2013|| SKB Park||2nd|
|X Games Los Angeles 2012|| SKB Park||9th|
|X Games 2010|| SKB Park||4th|