Skaters gear up to compete in the X Games qualifier

Posted at 12:07 PM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 14:07:47-04

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    Boise, ID (KIVI) — The best skaters and BMX riders in the world have made their way to Boise to compete in the X Games qualifier.

This marks the third year in a row that Boise has hosted the extreme sports event at Rhodes Skate Park in downtown.

Boise will have two skaters riding in the competition: Dalton Beeson will be competing for the third time and Elliot Saxton will ride for the first time after receiving an invite from ESPN and the X Games.

“When I got it I was super relieved and just really excited,” said Saxton. “Then I was a little nervous because this is going to be broadcast to the world, it’s crazy.”

Riders will compete on Saturday in an attempt to make it to the X Games finals in Minneapolis in August, the event is free to attend.

BMX finals: 12:30-2:00
Women’s skateboard finals: 2:30-4:00
Men’s skateboard finals: 4:30-6:00

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