Courtesy of X-Games
Scotty James took his second consecutive X Games Snowboard SuperPipe gold at X Games Aspen 2020 and continued an astounding streak of major contest wins that dates back to December 2018: He has now won 10 in a row — every contest he has competed in across events including X Games (twice!), Burton U.S. Open, Dew Tour and the FIS World Cup circuit.
He said he’s a fan of the new format, with ranking based on overall impression instead of the traditional best of 3 scored runs format. “It was an amazing night. The variety was really cool and it definitely tested me,” he said in his gold medal interview.
James now owns the second-most gold in the history of the discipline (3), behind Shaun White (8). James also has the second-most medals (5), also behind Shaun (10). James is just the third man to take back-to-back wins in the discipline: Shaun White won 6 in a row between 2008-2013; Danny Davis did it at Aspen 2014 and 2015.