After making its debut in 1995, the X Games (or Extreme Games) are finally old enough to drink. It’s hard to believe that the X Games have been around for 21 years, but many extreme athletes are very thankful to the competition for showcasing their sports in ways that were never before possible. The X Games have become synonymous with famous athletes such as Tony Hawk, Travis Pastrana, and Shaun White.
While those guys have become famous thanks in part to the X Games, there are also a number of female competitors who have made their mark on their sports in front of a global audience on ESPN. Although many of the Winter X Games athletes are often covered up so that it’s hard to tell exactly what they look like, some of these women are very attractive. Like athletes in other sports, X Games competitors have to stay in the peak of physical condition to be able to be the best at what they do. There are actually so many attractive extreme athletes that we were able to come up with The 20 Hottest Female X Games Athletes.
20 Kristi Leskinen
Kristi Leskinen is a freestyle skier who seemed to excel at every sport she tried in her youth. She took home a bronze medal in Women’s Superpipe at the Winter X Games IX. Leskinen became the first woman to pull a rodeo 720 which is two rotations with her head pointed to the earth. In 2005 she was named one of Faces Magazine’s Twenty Greatest Adventure Sports Athletes of Today. She was also named one of the 100 Hottest Women of 2005 by FHM magazine. Kristi appeared on the ABC TV series The Superstars in 2009 and won first place.
19 Dallas Friday
Dallas Friday is also a wakeboarder who has won four X Games gold medals as well as an ESPN ESPY Award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete. She started wakeboarding at just 13 years old and was a pro in less than a year. Dallas was the youngest competitor at the X Games in her first year when she won a silver medal. At just 14 she won a gold medal at the X Games. She was named “Queen of Wake” in 2009 when she won a World Title. Friday missed about two years due to severe injuries, but got back on track.
18 Alexandra Jekova
Alexandra Jekova (or Zhekova) is a Bulgarian snowboarder who has competed at the X Games and in the Winter Olympics. In 2010 she had the distinction of being the flag bearer for her home country in the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. She represented Bulgaria in snowboard cross and parallel giant slalom events although she did not medal. Alexandra won a Silver medal at the 2012 Aspen Winter X Games in the Snowboard X event. She won a Gold medal at the Winter Universiade in Granada. Luckily Alexandra does not seem to be very camera shy.
17 Mimi Knoop
Mimi Knoop is a skateboarder who has earned the respect of many of her peers. She turned pro in 2003 and has won five X Games medals in women’s vert. She is dedicated to helping the next generation of female athletes and co-founded hoopla skateboards and the Alliance. As a multi-media artist she created the name and logo for the Girls Combi Pool Classic which is a contest sponsored by Vans every year in California. She sees herself as a role model for younger female skaters and wants to help promote the sport for future generations of girls who want to skate.
16 Sara Price
Sara Price is a Moto X racer who started racing when she was just eight years old after her parents bought her a Honda XR50. She competed in the PeeWee ranks and won the first race that she entered. Price won a Bronze Medal at the X Games 16 Moto X Super X in 2010 and also won the Women’s Pro MX Rookie of the Year award. Sara competed in the Miss California USA beauty pageant in 2013. The same year she started racing off-road vehicles and worked as a stunt woman in commercials.
15 Tarah Gieger
Tarah Gieger is a Puerto Rican motocross racer who was first exposed to extreme sports when her parents opened a surf shop after moving to Florida. She started surfing but decided to switch to motorcycles at just 10 years old. Tarah started racing professionally in 2007 and won the first ever women’s supercross event in 2008 at the X Games XIV. Gieger has also won two Silver medals in supermotocross and silvers in Enduro X and Moto X Racing. She has also won two Bronze medals in Enduro X. in 2013 Gieger was photographed riding a bike nude for ESPN: The Magazine.
14 Maeghan Major
Maeghan Major has been a co-holder of a Guinness World Record for winning the most major titles in a single season. She is also a two-time woman's World Wakeboard Champion. She started out riding wakeboards and her family moved to Orlando, Florida to help her pursue her dream. She won many titles and has even appeared in ads for Ford and in the 2007 movie The Chick Flick. Maeghan is also a pilot and owns her own airplane to fly herself to wakeboarding events across the United States. Being a model and wakeboarder is a tough job but someone has to do it!
13 Silje Norendal
Silje Nordenal is a snowboarder from Norway that you have probably never heard of before. This beautiful blonde is just 22 years old and has been unstoppable on the slopes as of late. Silje won the Gold medal at the Slopestyle event at the 2013 Winter X Games Europe in Tignes, France. She then went on to win Gold medals in Slopestyle at both the 2014 and 2015 Aspen Winter X Games. Norendal also represented Norway at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi where she finished fourth in the Slopestyle Semifinals. Silje has 260 thousand followers on Instagram and 35 thousand on Twitter and is sponsored by Nike.
12 Lindsey Jacobellis
American snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is one of the most popular and successful X Games athletes of all time. Lindsey competed in the Snowboard cross event at the 2006 Turin Olympic Games where she took home a Silver medal for the United States. Jacobellis has won an amazing 10 Gold medals in Snowboard cross at the Winter X Games, and also won a Silver medal in that event. She has also won a Bronze medal in Slopestyle at the X Games. In addition to her 10 X Games Gold medals, Lindsey has won four more Gold medals at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in Snowboard cross.
11 Eliana Sosco
Eliana Sosco is a Brazilian skateboarder who has resided in both South American and Southern California. She is very technically talented, but is still looking to take home a medal from the X Games. In 2011 she finished 8th in the SKB Street event, and in 2013 at X Games Foz do Iguacu she finished 5th in the same event. Sosco finished 12th in SKB Street at X Games Austin in 2014. The same year she did win the Girls Assault in Mar de Plata. Eliana and professional skater Milton Martinez have a daughter together named Isabelle, who might also be a skater one day.
10 Emma Bristow
Emma Bristow is a British professional motorcycle rider. She started riding at just four years old and would go onto become a British Youth Champion four times. Emma is a Women’s World Champion and was the first British rider to win the Women’s FIM Trial World Championship in 2014. Bristow won the Women’s FIM Trial European Championship in 2013 and then won the British Women’s title in 2014. She is perhaps the most successful women’s motorcycle trials rider in the world and looks great doing it. She currently competes for the Sherco Factory Racing team.
9 Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson is one of the most successful and best looking professional snowboarders of all time. Anderson won the Gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Slopestyle. She has also won four Gold medals in Slopestyle in the Winter X Games, four Silver medals in the same event, and two Bronze medals in Slopestyle as well. Jamie took up snowboarding at nine years old and worked hard to get where she is today. She has also won an ESPY Award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete in 2012 and appeared as a contestant on the reality television series The Celebrity Apprentice.
8 Gretchen Bleiler
Gretchen Bleiler is a professional halfpipe snowboarder who has been very successful at the Winter X Games. She started snowboarding at 11 years old and became a professional in 1996. Gretchen won the Gold medal at the Superpipe event at the Winter X Games in 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2010. She also won a Silver medal in Superpipe in 2007. Bleiler has also won Gold medals in Superpipe at the Winter Dew Tour in 2008 and 2009. She brought home a Silver medal for the USA at the 2006 Turin Olympic Games in Halfpipe. In 2004 she posed for FHM magazine.
7 Rily Ellinger
Rily Ellinger is a Moto X rider who also works as a surgical technologist for orthopedic surgeries. She is also in nursing school and loves racing dirt bikes. Ellinger became a professional rider in 2013. She made her X Games debut in 2014 in Austin where she finished 11th in the MTX Enduro X event. Rily also finished 3rd at the 2014 Cahuilla Muscle Milk TWMX Rnd 5 – Summer Cup Series and 13th at the 2013 AMA Geico EnduroCross event. She has been a blonde and a brunette and has posed in a bikini with her bike.
6 Leticia Bufoni
Leticia Bufoni is a professional street skateboarder who was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and now lives in Newport Beach, California. She started to skate at nine years old and her grandmother purchased her first skateboard when Leticia was 11. She went to Hollywood High School after moving to California at 14 to compete in the X Games. From 2010 to 2013 Bufoni was ranked as the #1 women’s street skateboarder by World Cup Skate. Leticia was the first female athlete to win three Gold medals at the X Games in the same year. She was also featured in ESPN’s The Body Issue in 2015.
5 Brita Sigourney
Brita Sigourney is a freestyle skier from the United States. Brita has competed in the SuperPipe event at the Winter X Games where she won a Silver medal in 2011 and Bronze medals in both 2012 and 2015. She made history at X Games Aspen in 2012 when she pulled off a 1080 on the last wall of her third run. This made Brita the first female to land a 1080 in a full halfpipe run event. She has had to deal with setbacks due to injuries but has worked hard nonetheless. Brita also finished 6th at the Olympics in Sochi.
4 Elena Hight
Elena Hight was born in Hawaii and took up surfing at an early age. Once her family moved to Lake Tahoe she naturally took up snowboarding. At just 13 years old she was the first female to ever land a 900 in a competition and in 2013 Elena was the first snowboarder of any gender to land a double backside alley-oop rodeo. Hight won Silver medals in SuperPipe at the Winter X Games in 2012 and 2013, and won Bronze medals in the same event in 2007 and 2011. She also won Bronze medals in SuperPipe on the Winter Dew Tour in 2008 and 2009. As an Olympic athlete she competed in 2006 and 2010 in the ladies’ halfpipe event.
3 Aimee Fuller
Aimee Fuller is a British slopestyle snowboarder who moved to Washington D.C. at 11 years old before moving back to the United Kingdom at 16. In 2010 she finished 9th at the Winter X Games XIV. Fuller made slow progress by finishing 8th in 2013 and 7th in 2014. That same year she represented Great Britain at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. She did not qualify for the finals of the women’s slopestyle event and joined the BBC Sport’s commentary team for the final. Aimee is sponsored by Red Bull and is known for her goofy photos where she also looks very attractive.
2 Torah Bright
Torah Bright is a professional snowboarder from Australia who has competed in the Olympics as well as the Winter X Games. Her brother Ben is a pro snowboarder and serves as her coach, and her sister Rowena competed in the Olympics in 2002 as an alpine skier. Bright won Gold medals at the Winter X Games in 2007 and 2009 in Superpipe. She also won Silver medals in Superpipe in 2006 and 2008, and a Bronze medal in Superpipe in 2015. Torah took home a Gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games in Halfpipe, and won a Silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in the same event. She won a Bronze medal in Slopestyle at the 2013 World Championships. Torah also competed on the Australian Dancing with the Stars.
1 Hannah Teter
Hannah Teter is a very successful and attractive American snowboarder. She won her only Gold medal at the X Games in the Superpipe event in 2003. Hannah has won Bronze medals in Superpipe at the X Games in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2012. She also won a Bronze medal at the X Games in 2016 in the Dual Slalom event. In addition to winning X Games Gold, Teter won a Gold medal at the 2006 Turin Olympic Games in Halfpipe and a Silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games in the same event. She has been nominated for three ESPY Awards and was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010. On top of all that, Hannah has her own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor called “Maple Blondie”, possibly because she's from Vermont, like the ice cream makers.