17 for '17: Athletes Reveal Goals for This Year

From breaking records and winning championships to traveling the world, it's an ambitious bunch.
Athlete Resolutions for 2017
Athletes share their 2017 resolutions © Collage by Brian Daly/Red Bull
By Khalil Garriott

Some people are judicious about making New Year's resolutions. Others are not. Still others believe more in setting goals rather than resolutions, per se. 

For this group of pro athletes, there's always something to strive toward. A new terrain to conquer. A never-been-done feat to achieve. A destination to cross off the list. 

Straight from their own mouths, find out what these elite athletes want to conquer in 2017, and sit back as they undoubtedly turn their resolutions into realities. We're not betting against them. 

1. Chris Russell – Skateboarding

In 2017, I want to learn these three new tricks: Egg 540, Backtail Shove-Out, Nose Grab 540 and to take my family to Orcas Island for vacation.

Chris Russell in Florianopolis, Brazil
Chris Russell rips at Red Bull Skate Generation © Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Content Pool

2. Carlin Isles – Rugby

In 2017, I want to run sub-10 seconds in the 100 meters. I also want to score over 100 tries in rugby.

Carlin Isles visits Akron, Ohio
Carlin Isles visits hometown Jackson Township © Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool

3. Levi LaVallee – Snowmobiling

In 2017, I want to take snowmobiles to places they haven’t been before.

Levi LaVallee | Red Bull X Games 18 | Los Angeles
Levi LaVallee at Red Bull X Games 18 Meet & Greet © Atiba Jefferson/Red Bull Content Pool

4. Zion Wright – Skateboarding

In 2017, I want to qualify for the Vans Park Series and travel out of the country for skate contests and to film.

Zion Wright at X Games in Austin, Texas
Zion Wright caught between comps at X Games © Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool

5. Carson Storch – Mountain biking

In 2017, I want to continue to find happiness in traveling the world with my bike and ride harder than ever.

Carson Storch prepares for a ride in Bend, OR
Carson Storch preps for a ride in Bend, OR © Paris Gore / Red Bull Content Pool

6. Izzi Gomez – Stand up paddleboarding

My New Year’s resolution is to train really hard and to be the best human I can be in all aspects of life.

Izzi Gomez | North Shore, Hawaii
Izzi Gomez waxes board between sessions © Lucas Gilman/Red Bull Content Pool

7. Torey Pudwill – Skateboarding

My goal for 2017 is to step my game up, build my strengths, gain more power, seek new knowledge and skate harder than I ever have. My New Year’s resolution is progression.

Torey Pudwill Summer X Games
Torey Pudwill pauses for a pic at Summer X Games © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool

8. Angela Naeth – Triathlon Ironman

In 2017, I want to write in a journal daily.

Angela Naeth Trains in Boulder, CO
Angela Naeth is all smiles after training session © Greg Mionske/Red Bull Content Pool

9. Levi Siver – Windsurfing freestyle

In 2017, I want to break the world jump record during the high season window (March-April).

Levi Siver Portrait
Levi Siver in Pistol River, Gold Beach, OR © Tyler Roemer/Red Bull Content Pool

10. Gracie Gold – Figure skating

In 2017, I want to win the U.S. Championships for my third title. I also want to medal at the World Championships in Finland.

Gracie Gold Olympic Figure Skater
Gracie Gold has a lot to smile about © Brinson+Banks, Stockland Martel/Red Bull Content Pool

11. Jon DeVore – BASE jumping/Skydiving

In 2017, I want to bring the sport of speedriding to Japan for the first time and complete my first mountain bike BASE jump. 

Jon DeVore Red Bull Aces
Jon DeVore during Red Bull Aces wingsuit 4-cross © Balazs Gardi/Red Bull Content Pool

12. Miles Chamley-Watson – Fencing

In 2017, I want to be No. 1 in the world and continue to be the face of fencing.

Miles Chamley-Watson on Williamsburg Bridge, NYC
Miles Chamley-Watson lunges on Williamsburg Bridge © Keith E Morrison/Red Bull Content Pool

13. Andrew Campbell – Rowing

In 2017, I would like to help a young athlete achieve their goals.

Andrew Campbell Rower in Boston Harbor
Andrew Campbell relaxes in Boston Harbor © Brian Nevins/Red Bull Content Pool

14. Miles Daisher – BASE jumping/Skydiving

In 2017, I want to beat the human-powered BASE jump daily record by a lot on the summer solstice with the full moon.

Miles Daisher in Southern Utah, Red Bull Air Force Team
Miles Daisher poses post-wingsuit flight © Michael Clark/Red Bull Content Pool

15. Timothy "Timbo" Gonzalez – Handball

In 2017, I would like to travel out of the country for handball tournaments and go on a cruise with my son Jayden.

Timothy "Timbo" Gonzalez handball player in NYC
Timothy "Timbo" Gonzalez on the court in NYC © Rob Tringali/Red Bull Content Pool

16. Hikaru Nakamura – Chess

In 2017, I would like to run my first marathon. 

Hikaru Nakamura chess player
Hikaru Nakamura plays chess in Williamsburg, VA © Ben Franke/Red Bull Content Pool

17. Darryl "Snake Eyez" Lewis – eSports 

My New Year’s resolution is to win Evo, Red Bull Battle Grounds and Capcom Cup and to put Zangief back on the map for Street Fighter V.

Darryl "Snake Eyez" Lewis Salton Sea, CA
Darryl "Snake Eyez" Lewis poses for a portrait © Sven Hoffmann/Red Bull Content Pool