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X Games Sit Down With Trey Wood

Jul 092018

Monster Energy sat down with Trey Wood to discuss the upcoming 2018 X Games in Minneapolis, Minnesota and get a feel for what it takes to compete on the biggest stage.


Name, Age, Where Are You From, What Events Are You Competing In?

Trey Wood - Queen Creek, AZ - Skateboard Park and Skateboard Big Air.

How excited are you to going back to Minneapolis for X Games?

Pretty excited being that it’s indoors!

How many X Games have you attended? When/where was your first one?

7 Years, Los Angeles was my first one in 2012.

What makes being invited to X Games so different from other competitions?

X Games has been around longer than I have and its crazy to be able to compete in events that I used to watch on TV growing up.

Other than competing, what are you most excited about at X Games?

X Games is must all around a lot of fun, and I like hanging out with friends.

What do you think it takes to make it to X Games? Why is it such a big accomplishment?

A lot of hard work and motivation. It's a big accomplishment because it has been one of the biggest extreme sports venues for years.

How do you prepare for X Games versus other competitions?

I am constantly skating so really I'm always preparing for all contests.

Any rad spots we need to check out here in Minneapolis?

Manny's Steakhouse for sure!

Will you be traveling to Minneapolis with your family? Your little brother had some screen time last year at X Games, would you say he’s one of your biggest fans?

Yes my family is coming to X. Quintin is definitely one of my biggest fans!

How is it preparing for two different events here at X?

Difficult at times especially when the practices conflict.

Big Air looks so sketchy, how is it dropping in on that thing?

Scary every year for the fist drop in, after that its awesome!

You’re coming off a pretty gnarly slam from China, right? How’s everything been with your recovery? Any concerns going into Minneapolis? 

Yes safe to say one of my worst. My recovery has been ok, I went to a concussion center a few times to heal up, but Im good now.  No concerns for X Games! I'm Ready!

What are you currently listening to?


Any new projects in the works?

Not now but Im planning on filming a part as soon as my schedule slows down.

What is your favorite event to watch here at X?

Moto Step Up!

Besides skateboarding, are there any events or people you’re looking forward to watching? Maybe your AZ homie Kevin Peraza?

All the events are fun to watch but yes definitely the homie Kevin from AZ.

What’s the rest of 2018 look like for you?

Busy, lots of traveling.

Who would you thank for getting you to X Games?

All of my sponsors especially Monster Energy, along with all my family and friends who continue to support me.


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