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2013 X Games' Skateboarders

May 02, 2013

The X Games started in 1995 when extreme sports athletes started pulling off mind-blowing tricks and death-defying jumps. Even though surfing and BMX riding were integral parts of the first X Games, skateboarding has always been the heart and soul of the competition. So let's check out the top skateboarders of the 2013 season.

Brazilian Barros and Burnquist

Brazilian SkateboardingBrazilian Skateboarding

Pedro Barros and Bob Burnquist are two amazing Brazilians that are big names living up to the hype. Bob, is a 36-year-old fogey, but continues to be king of the Big Air competition. And young Pedro, still just a baby teenager, is adding gold medals to his X Games street/park medal count. These two Brazilians are fun to watch.

PLG Power

Pierre Luc GagnonPowerful PLG

Pierre Luc Gagnon is a Canadian dominating the Vert comp at the X Games for the past 5 years. From Montreal, Quebec, this crazy Canuck is well known for getting huge air in the half pipe with consistent eye-bugging tricks.

Street Sheckler

Ryan ShecklerRyan ShecklerCourtesy of X Games

Ryan Sheckler has been the crowd favourite at X Games for many reasons. One, his San Clemente home is close to LA, so all his friends come to support him. Two, he won a gold medal in Park when he was only 14 years old. From time to time, Sheck wins a gold, but his new event is X Games Street.

Female Figures

Lizzie ArmantoLizzie ArmantoCourtesy of X Games

Female skateboarders are starting to gain more and more coverage every year. Right now a new star is emerging in the women's bowl and vert events… her name is Lizzie Armanto. She is so inspiring that there is a cool new documentary about her. It's called Underexposed: The Rise of Female Skateboarders. Check it out!!!

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I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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