Gus Kenworthy

Disciplines: Ski, SkiFrom: Telluride, CO USA USABorn: 10/01/91

About Gus

In an October 2015 ESPN The Magazine story, X Games staple Gus Kenworthy announced publicly that he was gay, becoming the first male action sports athlete to do so. He's also said that keeping closeted may have led to struggles at XG. Despite immense all-around skills -- he's won the AFP overall title five years running -- Kenworthy had just 1 medal in 16 XG competition starts (Slopestyle bronze, XG Tignes 2013). Without the pressure of hiding his "true self," Kenworthy finally delivered on skiing's biggest stage at Aspen 2016, earning silver in both SuperPipe and Slopestyle. It was the first time an athlete had medaled in the two disciplines at the same XG since Jon Olsson's streak in 2002-2005.

  • XG Oslo will be his 8th appearance. 3 XG medals in 18 competition starts: XG Tignes 2013 Slopestyle bronze; silver in SuperPipe and Slopestyle at Aspen 2016.
  • Five
  • time defending AFP overall points champ (2011
  • 2015)
  • 2014 Olympic silver medalist (slopestyle)
  • Winner, Dec. 2015 Dew Tour Breckenridge (slopestyle). Winner, Jan. 2016 Mammoth Grand Prix (superpipe).
  • First skier to medal in both Slopestyle and SuperPipe at the same X Games (Aspen 2016) since Jon Olsson did it in four straight seasons (2002
  • 2005).

X Games Medal Count

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X Games Competition History

X Games Aspen 2016 SKI Slopestyle2nd
X Games Aspen 2016 SKI SuperPipe2nd
X Games Aspen 2015 SKI Big Air7th
X Games Aspen 2015 SKI SuperPipe5th
X Games Aspen 2015 SKI Slopestyle7th
X Games Aspen 2014 SKI SuperPipe7th
X Games Aspen 2014 SKI Big Air10th
X Games Aspen 2014 SKI Slopestyle5th
Winter X Games Tignes 2013 SKI SuperPipe14th
Winter X Games Tignes 2013 SKI Slopestyle3rd
Winter X Games Aspen 2013 SKI Slopestyle10th
Winter X Games Aspen 2013 SKI Big Air5th
Winter X Games Aspen 2013 SKI SuperPipe16th
Winter X Games Aspen 2012 SKI Slopestyle4th
Winter X Games Aspen 2012 SKI SuperPipe14th
Winter X Games Aspen 2012 SKI Big Air5th
Winter X 2011 SKI Slopestyle8th
Winter X 2011 SKI Big Air9th