Boise X Games qualifier athletes announced

Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 19:20:38-04

Invites are out for the 2017 X Games qualifier in Boise. 

The June 10 event serves as an official qualifier for the X Games Minneapolis Park competitions. Twenty athletes will be invited to compete in each of three disciplines.

The top six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes and the top four Women’s Skateboard athletes not already invited will qualify into the X Games Minneapolis Park competition.

Some familiar names are on the list to attend the event at Rhodes Skate Park in Downtown Boise. Sixteen-time X Games medalist Ryan Nyquist and seven-time medalist Ryan Sheckler are on the list of invitees.

"It's 60 professional athletes all coming together for the great city of Boise," ESPN X Games Event Director Brian Kerr said. "The same athletes you see on TV and in magazines, they'll be competing. They're live and in person at your local skate park." 

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets for premium bleacher seating will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. 

The event will be streamed live on June 10. In addition to the live stream, fans can catch the Boise Park Qualifier coverage on Six on Your Side as part of the World of X Games content on June 17.