Another Winter X Games has come and gone, but not without high drama, record breaking performances, familiar domination, and even a double back flip on a snowmobile.
The town of Aspen was rocking out once again as massive crowds braved the dumping snow throughout the weekend to enjoy the winter sports version of the Super bowl.
Once again the King of X Games, Shaun White, did not disappoint, winning Gold in SlopeStyle and SuperPipe. White scored the highest point total in X Games SlopeStyle history with a 96.00 . It wasn’t as easy in Superpipe after falling on his first 2 runs, in typical legend fashion, White threw down a 91.66 to edge out Kevin Pearce’s 90.66. With his 2 gold medals he became the all time leader in gold medals with 9.
The most hyped moment of the event was Levi LaVallee’s attempt at a double back flip on a snowmobile. The crowd held their breath as Lavallee flew high into the night sky. Lavallee rotated perfectly only to be bucked off on the landing. Didn’t matter to him nor the crowd though, as Lavallee was stoked to be alive after nearly pulling the impossible.
A major upset went down on opening night of Winter X in the men’s Ski SuperPipe Final. We expected to see a Tanner Hall, Simon Dumont showdown, but an unknown skier from France, Xavier Bertoni, shocked everyone by overtaking both Hall and Dumont, to win his first ever gold medal.
Australians own Torah Bright surprised no one by winning gold in Women’s SuperPipe. She owned the pipe all weekend, in the elimination round she scored the highest point total in Women’s pipe with a 97.66.
In the 2 fan voted events, mens big air in snowboard and ski, Travis Rice and Simon Dumont took home the gold. The fans were wowed by Travis Rice’s backside-double-cork 1080 in Snowboard, and Simon Dumont ‘s famous double flip superman pose.
The weekend was full of highlights, check out the results below from each competition courtesy of our friends at ESPN.
ESPN X GAMES
Mens Skiing Super Pipe Results
1. Xavier Bertoni / 93.66 / Bib 333 / La Clusaz, France
2. Tanner Hall / 92.00 / Bib 305 / Kalispell, Mont.
3. Simon Dumont / 91.00/ Bib 303/ Bethel, Main
Womens Sking Super Pipe Results
1.Sarah Burke Whistler, BC, Canada 93.33
2.Jen Hudak Aspen, Colo.92.66
3.Jess Cumming Wilton, Conn. 84.00
Women’s Snowboard Slopestlye Final Results
1. Jenny Jones / 84.33 / Bristol, Great Britain / Bib 526
2. Spencer O’ (TM)Brien / 80.33 / Whistler, BC, Canada / Bib 530
3. Megan Ginter / 76.66 / Seattle, Wash / Bib 525
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Results
1. Shaun White 514 Carlsbad, Calif. 96.00
2. Scotty Lago 507 Seabrook, N.H.94.66
3. Mikkel Bang 501 Oslo, Norway 91.33
Women’s Snowboarder X
1. Lindsey Jacobellis 634 Stratton, Vt. 110.619
2. Helene Olafsen 638 Oppegard, Norway 113.266
3. Sandra Frei 645 Flims-Dorf, Switzerland 113.505
Men’s Snowboarder X
1. Nate Holland 608 Truckee, Calif. 100.523
2. Graham Watanabe 620 Hailey, Idaho 101.153
3. Stian Sivertzen 615 Kongsberg, Norway 105.193
Snowcross Final Results
1. Tucker Hibbert 68 Arctic Cat 1128.255
2. Robbie Malinowski 4 Ski-Doo 1164.864
3. Dan Ebert 602 Arctic Cat 1169.036
Men’s Sking Slopestyle
1. Tj Schiller 316 Vernon, BC, Canada 93.00
2. Sammy Carlson 301 Hood River, Ore. 91.00
3. Colby West 315 Breckenridge, Colo. 90.00
Snowmobile Freestyle Final
1. Joe Parsons 700 Yakima, Wash. 93.66
2. Justin Hoyer 904 Ellsworth, Wis. 82.00
3. Heath Frisby 270 Bellevue, Idaho 90.66
4. Daniel Bodin 900 Malung, Sweden 88.00
Men’s SuperPipe Finals:
1. Shaun White 514 Carlsbad, Calif. 91.66
2. Kevin Pearce 550 Norwich, Vt. 90.66
3. Antti Autti 542 Rovaniemi, Finland 87.33