Showdown in the street

X Games is the only big-money contest featuring all the best street skaters

Originally Published: July 22, 2011
By Keith Hamm | ESPN Action Sports

Heading into next week's X Games 17 Skateboard Street comp, one young skater has proved he's the man to beat. Nyjah Huston is still buzzing from his historic 2011 Street League three-peat, and he's determined to carry that momentum straight to the top of what he considers the most important contest of the year.

"If I could chose any contest to win, it would be X Games for sure," the 16-year-old told ESPN recently. "A gold medal would be really good for my career. It's a big goal ...

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