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.
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.
3. Levi LaVallee – Snowmobiling
In 2017, I want to take snowmobiles to places they haven’t been before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8. Angela Naeth – Triathlon Ironman
In 2017, I want to write in a journal daily.
9. Levi Siver – Windsurfing freestyle
In 2017, I want to break the world jump record during the high season window (March-April).
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.
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.
12. Miles Chamley-Watson – Fencing
In 2017, I want to be No. 1 in the world and continue to be the face of fencing.
13. Andrew Campbell – Rowing
In 2017, I would like to help a young athlete achieve their goals.
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.
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.
16. Hikaru Nakamura – Chess
In 2017, I would like to run my first marathon.
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.