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Local quartet aims for gold at X Games Aspen

Anthony Gentile
Jamie Anderson, pictured above competing in the women’s Snowboard SlopeStyle final during X Games Aspen 2014, will look to return to the top the X Games podium in the event.
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Jamie Anderson, Snowboard Slopestyle

Final: Sunday, 8:45 a.m. (ESPN3)

Maddie Bowman, Ski SuperPipe

Final: Wednesday, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

Hannah Teter/Elena Hight, Snowboard SuperPipe

Final: Saturday, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)

Four local athletes will take on the world’s top skiers and snowboarders this week at X Games Aspen 2015. Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, Hannah Teter and Elena Hight will look to add to their medal count at the latest version of the X Games, which will be held Wednesday through Sunday at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo.

Anderson will take the hill in women’s Snowboard Slopestyle as reigning Olympic gold medalist and three-time defending Dew Tour champion in the event. The 24-year-old Sierra-at-Tahoe athlete has nine X Games medals, and won silver at X Games Aspen 2014 after capturing gold in back-to-back Winter X Games.

Bowman enters the women’s Ski SuperPipe competition as reigning Olympic gold medalist, two-time defending gold medalist in Aspen and back-to-back Dew Tour champion in the event. The 21-year-old Sierra-at-Tahoe skier has medaled in four of her last five X Games — and has a silver and bronze to go along with two golds.

Teter will compete in the women’s Snowboard SuperPipe and Special Olympics Dual Slalom events in Aspen. The 27-year-old Sierra-at-Tahoe boarder has one gold and five bronze medals at the X Games, and will look to return to the podium for the first time since 2012.

Hight will also compete in the women’s Snowboard SuperPipe event. The 25-year-old has five medals in the event — including silver in 2013 at both Winter X Games Tignes and Aspen.

X Games Aspen 2015 marks the 19th edition of the winter sports event and 14th consecutive year it has been held in Aspen. That is the longest run at any one city since the event’s inception.

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