Polaris snowmobile freestyle rider Colten Moore combined acrobatic freestyle moves with speed on the race course to win the 2015 Winter X Games Snowmobile Speed & Style gold medal Thursday night in Aspen, Colo. Moore, 25, won the fourth Winter X Games medal of his career as he outscored fellow Polaris rider Joe Parsons in the final round of the Polaris-dominated event.
Three of the four semi-finalists were on Polaris snowmobiles and it was an all-Polaris final as Moore beat Parsons 90.62 to 83 and won the third X Games gold medal of his career in snowmobile events.
Thursday was the first time Moore competed in Snowmobile Speed & Style. He has competed in the Winter X Games since 2010, winning gold in Snowmobile Freestyle (2012 and 2014) and earning the silver medal in Snowmobile Best Trick in 2012. Away from the snow, the 25-year-old Texan also competes in freestyle competition on Polaris off-road vehicles.
For Parsons, the silver medal was his fifth Winter X Games medal in Snowmobile Speed & Style, and his first medal ever won on a Polaris snowmobile. He has now earned 14 Winter X Games medals.
Parsons and Heath Frisby both switched to Polaris snowmobiles on Thursday, the day of the Snowmobile Speed & Style competition. Both were still adjusting to their Polaris sleds as they advanced into the quarterfinals.
Moore, Parsons, and X Games legend Levi LaVallee were the Polaris riders to reach the semi-finals. Moore beat LaVallee 87.75 to 87 in one semi to advance to the final, and Parsons won his semi 84.67 to 83.33 over Cory Davis to advance.
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