X Games Aspen 2016: 16 Athletes You Should Be Rooting For

The annual Winter X Games returns to Aspen this weekend. As there is every year, there’s a countless amount of athletes who will be surging over powder and half pipes. The three-day event can be daunting. So let’s make it easy.

Below are 16 hand-picked athletes who won’t only have a great chance to put on the most impressive performances, but who also have good reason for you to cheer them on.

And no, there’s no Shaun White this year. The Flying Tomato is out. Here’s who’s in… You’ll notice I use the term “bad ass” a lot …

X Games Aspen is January 28-31 and can be watched on ESPN and ABC.

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