X Games

Look back: McRae Williams' X Games gold

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Aspen, Colorado

Photograph By Matt Morning/ESPN

At X Games Aspen last January, Williams failed to advance to finals. And then two months later in Tignes, X Games Aspen 2013 medalists Nick Goepper, Henrik Harlaut and James Woods all failed to advance from the elimination round, leaving the field wide open for a newcomer to medal.