Roller Derby Books
Roller Derby Videos
Report from ESPN on the Men's Skier X competition
on January 29, 2005 at Winter X Games in Colorado.
FAMILY BONDS ATOP WINNERíS PODIUM
Crist brothers finish 1-2 in Skiing Skier X
Aspen, Colorado - It would have been the perfect script for this pair of film
producers from Sun Valley, Idaho. But, even in the world of movies, things
can seem a little far-fetched. But not for the Crist brothers - at least
not on this blustery day in Aspen.
Reggie Crist have been competing in the Winter X Games together for five
years now. And each time the goal has been a 1-2 finish. But thatís a lot
easier said than done - until Saturday afternoon during the Skiing Skier X
The brothers battled through a field that started with 30 competitors and
was paired down through quarterfinals, semifinals and finals where they
survived each cut and - finally - earned the top two places.
It was Reggie, the oldest (thatís how the script always goes), who claimed
his second Skier X gold and Zach who brought home his third career medal
(one, gold, one silver, one bronze).
"This is the highlight of my career," said Reggie. "Iím just so glad to see
two Crists on the winnerís podium."
Zach was just as happy as his older brother. "The progression of the games
has been incredible," he said. "This is my favorite competition to get out
here in front of the people with this amount of intensity.
"There is never a time when Reggie and I arenít giving 100 percent."
Enak Gavaggio (Bourg St. Maurice, France) earned his fourth consecutive
bronze in Skier X, upping his career medal total to one gold and five bronze.
"Iím super excited and hope for better results next year," Gavaggio said.
"But Iím pretty disappointed I didnít win."
2005 Winter X Games - Photos
2005 Winter X Games - Results
2005 Winter X Games - Reports
2005 Winter X Games - Main Menu
All X Games Since 1995
Skating in Africa
Skating in Asia
Skating in Europe
Skating in Oceania
Skating in The Americas
Inline Skate Shop
Roller Skate Shop