Parsons Adds to His Gold Medal Count with a Victory in Snowmobile Freestyle
Aspen, Colo. – Joe Parsons has had quite a birthday week. One day after celebrating his 21st birthday,
he was the upset winner in Snowmobile Speed & Style. Then on the final night of competition, Parsons
topped the week with the Snowmobile Freestyle title and his second Winter X Games gold medal.
“Definitely mission accomplished,” said Parsons of his win. “My team worked super hard this year and this
is what you want as your reward.”
His winning run included a no handed back flip, a super flip, a superman to a double heel kick, an indy air
back flip on the 100-foot ramp and a Frisby air.
All of which helped him accomplish his second gold medal, a feat that was not an easy one considering
who he was up against.
“I knew it was possible,” Parsons said of winning two gold medals. “But to actually do it seems
unattainable – especially given the competition.”
Parsons knocked off bronze medalist Heath Frisby to advance to the finals and then defeated Justin
Hoyer in the finals 93.66 to 82.00.
“It feels great to get silver,” Hoyer said. “I would have liked to have done better, especially after winning
the elimination. But honestly I am just happy to be on the podium.”
Snowmobile Freestyle, a freestyle version of its derivative snowmobile – will feature 10 riders on 500
pound snowmobiles to take individual runs and test their skills on jumps ranging from 65’ to more than
100’ long. Judging is based on overall impression, trick execution, volume of tricks, use of course,
landings and style.
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WINTER X GAMES 13
The 13th annual winter action sports competition features athletes from across the globe competing for
medals and prize money in the following sports: Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. The event includes
day and evening competitions and is free to the public.
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