After watching the very first X Games in 1995, Austin Coleman had dreams of making it there. This past summer he was there competing, soaring above a ramp inside the Nokia Center. Photo by Jason Lewis
Many young blacks participate in sports such as skateboarding and BMX biking, but not many of them competed in what is considered Olympics extreme sports. Efforts are being made to change that.
Legendary skateboarding Steve Steadham catches some air at the Skate Pro Legends event at the X Games. Photo by Jason Lewis
Anthony Mosley has won skateboard competitions all over the world. Now he looks to pass his skills on to younger riders from the communities that he grew up in. Photo by Jason Lewis
Maiden’s free spirit lifestyle has led her around the world and down several different avenues.
Gabby Maiden competes in the Snowboarding Rail Jam at the 4th Annual Supergirl Jam event at Venice Beach. Photo by Jason Lewis
150 of the world’s best action sports athletes will be on hand at the X Games, being held Thursday thru Sunday.
Nyjah Huston was the star of last year’s X Games, and he is looking to defend his skateboard street title.
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Members of Bad Boarderz at a recent trip to Mammoth Mountain.
X Games 17 attracted a diverse crowd, but there was still a lack of black action sports athletes at the competition. That could change in the future.
There was only a few black athletes who competed at X Games 17, but there were a number of black athletes who participated in the weekend’s festivities. This black skater performed tricks for the crowd at X Fest. Photo by Jason Lewis