Westport’s Marino qualifies for X Games
Published 5:33 pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Westporter Julia Marino, 19, was selected to compete in both the Big Air and Slopestyle competitions at the upcoming X Games event, scheduled to be held in the final week of January in Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain.
Marino recently finished fourth in the US Grand Prix as well, immediately after the Dew Tour (held at Copper Mountain in Colorado).
Marino then trained in Canada for two weeks, came home for two days and flew to Munich. The US Team met up there and then drove the athletes to Kreischberg, Austria for a World Cup Slopestyle event later this week. She leaves on Saturday for Laax, Switzerland for the Laax Open next week.
From Switzerland, she will fly directly to Denver to compete in the X-Games. Tune in to ESPN at 10 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 26 for Big Air and at 3 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 28 for Slopestyle.