X Games, 2009

Last year, Gagnon won this fourth X Games Vert title and second in a row. A win at X Games 16 would be historic, as no vert skater has ever three-peated, but Gagnon isn't letting that distract him: "Every year is a new challenge. I'm trying to keep it fresh and not think about that, because I don't want to psych myself out or anything like that. I'm just trying to stay cool, calm, and focused on skating and have a good time doing it." (Kohlman/Kanights)