When Bobby Brown was seven years old, he was already dreaming of being an action sports star. At ten years old, through his artistic talents, he illustrated multiple drawings of his idols - skateboarder Bob Burnquist and BMX rider Dave Mirra - and how he wanted to be invited to the X Games. Fast forward to 2010 and not only was Brown invited to X Games - the Winter version - but he won two gold medals, in slopestyle and big air - the first skier to do this. Take a look back on Brown's inspiring childhood artwork that was saved by his teacher.
An illustration by Bobby Brown that depicts BMX rider Dave Mirra at the 2001 Summer X Games. Brown's teacher, Mrs. Patterson, held onto these drawings and sent them back with a note reminding Brown of his dreams: "Even 'back then' you were talking about the X Games."
An illustration of BMX rider Dave Mirra going "big or go home" at the 2001 Summer X Games.
Illustration of skateboarder Bob Burnquist jumping at the X Games.
Illustration of "motocross going on right there."
Since Brown was in the first grade, he drew pictures of jumping off "stuff" doing the "action sports things."
Brown originally wanted to be a skateboarder, but living in Colorado, things worked out differently, however he was still invited to the X Games, for skiing.