SPY+ Nabs 2 Gold and Silver in Snowmobile at Winter X 15

SPY+ Nabs 2 Gold and Silver in Snowmobile at Winter X 15

SPY+’s Hibbert Destroys Snocross Competition for Five-Peat at ESPN Winter X Games

SPY+’s Tucker Hibbert entered his 12th ESPN Winter X Games focused and determined to capture his fifth straight snocross gold and tenth overall medal.

On Sunday afternoon, in front of a record crowd in Aspen, Colorado, Tucker became the second athlete in WX history to five-peat. With this, he surpassed legend Blair Morgan’s record of five snocross gold medals and tied for third on the all-time WX medal list with two other athletes.

Sunday morning, Hibbert drew the final gate pick for his qualifier, forcing him to take the far outside starting position in the 12-rider heat race. When the green flag flew, he opened up that throttle, railed a left-handed bowl turn and took the lead before the second corner. By the end of the eight-lap race, he opened a 15-second lead on second place, no. 837 Ross Martin, making him the number one qualifier for the 15-rider final.

Having the number one gate pick, Tucker lined up on the far inside, confident he would take another hole shot, but Martin jumping the start, taking the false hole shot and being dq’d. Hibbert came out of the first corner in second behind Martin and put on a charge for the front. After the first lap Tucker opened up a comfortable lead and rode the final 14 laps unchallenged to cruise to his sixth career WX victory.

„This win feels amazing. Every win is special but this one means a lot to me,“ Says Tucker.

Next up for Hibbert is round four of the national snocross series in Farmington, New York Jan. 4-5. He is the current points leader in both the Pro Super Stock and Pro Open classes.

Tucker Hibbert – ESPN Winter X Games, Ten Medals in 12 Appearances

2011: Gold
2010: Gold
2009: Gold
2008: Gold
2007: Gold
2006: DNQ
2005: Silver
2004: Silver
2003: Bronze
2002: Silver
2000: Gold, youngest gold medalist in Winter X Games history (15)

Photo: J. Hanson

Tucker wears the Zed snow goggle.

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