| 
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Twitter

Caleb MooreRenowned snowmobile freestyler Caleb Moore has died from injuries he suffered in a crash at the Winter X Games a week ago.

The 25-year-old Moore was knocked unconscious in the crash and was evaluated for a concussion and other injuries. While he was being evaluated, it was discovered that he was bleeding around the heart and was airlifted to Grand Junction, Colo. for emergency heart surgery. A couple of days later doctors discovered a secondary complication involving his brain. Moore was unable to recover from his injuries and passed away Thursday morning.

“He will be truly missed and never forgotten,” the Moore family said in a statement. “The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for all the prayers and support they have received from all the fans, friends and family around the world that Caleb has inspired.”

  | 
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Twitter

Rob Hoff Stuck SnowmobileChances are if you’ve been snowmobiling you’ve gotten stuck. If you haven’t gotten stuck…well you’re just lying, aren’t you?

While most of us have come up with ways to get back on track again, Ski-Doo Freeride Ambassador Rob Hoff probably knows how to get unstuck better than almost anybody. Fortunately, he and Ski-Doo teamed up to show us how with a very informative video. Hoff shows you how to get unstuck with some help or if you’re all alone.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

  | 
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Twitter

Heath Frisby Snowmobile Front FlipIf you thought you’d seen it all on a snowmobile, freestyler Heath Frisby has once again proved you wrong. Frisby took home a Winter X Games Snowmobile Best Trick gold medal after he completed the first ever snowmobile front flip in competition on Sunday.

If mustering up the courage to even attempt a trick like that isn’t enough, it happened just moments after friend Justin Hoyer was taken off on a stretcher following a nasty crash when he attempted a double backflip. Hoyer was transported to hospital where he received X-rays on his right arm and left leg.

Frisby has now earned seven X Games medals in his career, including two gold medals in Snowmobile Best Trick. Check out videos of Frisby’s successful front flip and Hoyer’s double backflip attempt below the jump.

  | 
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Twitter

Colten Moore CrashColten Moore took home the Snowmobile Freestyle X Games gold after coming back from a nasty looking crash in his second during Heat 1. Colten Moore was joined on the podium his brother Caleb, who earned bronze, and Joe Parsons, who took home silver.

Colten Moore’s scare came when he let go of a double grab high in the air and crashed down hard on the landing. It looked like he was going to land right on his neck, but he managed to duck his head at the last moment and flip over onto his back.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

  | 
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Twitter

Levi LaValleeJust two weeks after setting the world record for motorsports distance jumping, Polaris snocross racer and freestyle rider Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee) sustained injuries in a practice incident that will prevent him from competing in the 2012 Winter X Games and will put his racing season on hold.

His Team LaVallee freestyle teammate, Daniel Bodin of Sweden, was injured in a separate practice incident and will also miss the Winter X Games one year after winning two gold medals at the event.

“We were sad to receive word of Levi’s and Daniel’s injuries, but we’re relieved and excited to know both are expected to make full recoveries,” says Mike Jonikas, Polaris VP Snowmobiles, Sales & Marketing. “On behalf of everyone associated with Polaris, I pass along our best wishes to Levi and Daniel, their families and their team.”

A Team LaVallee spokesperson reported LaVallee broke his left tibia in a practice accident while Bodin “suffered fractured vertebra but did not sustain any spinal cord damage and has full movement. Both athletes anticipate a full recovery.”

Next