Hibbert Wins Seventh Straight X Games Gold in Snocross
In case you somehow forgot that Tucker Hibbert was the most dominating snocross racer on the planet, he likely reminded you this weekend by earning gold at the ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. The win was the seventh straight for Hibbert, the first X Games athlete to ever win any event seven years in a row.
Hibbert dominated the snocross event from start to finish, winning by 13 seconds over second place to claim his eighth career gold and 12th career medal at the prestigious event.
“It means the world, man, it’s awesome,” Hibbert told ESPN.com. “It’s a tough race when you’re in the lead, and the track was getting pretty gnarly toward the end. I’m pumped to have the seven-peat. I get older every year and I just wonder if this is going to keep going. We’ll find out next year.”
“To win the X Games gold medal seven years in a row is an accomplishment that’s beyond words,” says Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Tucker and his team dedicate themselves to winning this race, with untold hours of testing and practice. Tucker’s wins have elevated the sport of snocross while making him a genuine living legend among action sports athletes.”
Kody Kamm finished second to Hibbert, followed by Justin Broberg.
In snowmobile freestyle, Colton Moore took the gold one year after his brother Caleb passed away from injuries suffered at the X Games. Joe Parsons took home silver while Heath Frisby claimed bronze.
World-record holder Levi LaVallee added to his X Games medal collection with a gold in Snowmobile Long Jump after a 147’5″ leap. Cory Davis finished second with a jump of 142’11” and Colten Moore took home the bronze with a jump of 132’11”.
The Snocross Adaptive final was won by Mike Schultz, who finished more than 13 seconds ahead of the field. Garrett Goodwin took home silver and Doug Henry earned bronze.