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Team Racks up 16 Medals Overall
Aspen, CO (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
Monster Energy congratulates its team on yet another strong and history making Winter X as the crew took a total of 16 medals across snowboard, ski, and snowmobile events at X Games Aspen 2013. The crew took four golds, six silvers, and six bronzes as they unveiled new tricks and continued to progress their respective sports.
Jamie Anderson added another X Games medal, her 7th, to her trophy case by taking the gold in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle. Always the one to beat, Anderson set the bar high on her first run and lead from there, taking her second consecutive gold. The 22-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident has been a fixture in women’s snowboarding for 10 years.
At just 14-years-old Ayumu Hirano surprised everyone and won the silver medal in Men’s Snowboard Superpipe. The young Japanese rider boosted huge (including a 20-foot method on his first hit) and put together clean runs to take his first X medal. He’s the youngest medalist in Winter X history.
Monster Energy street snowboarders represented well at Winter X. In the video part-based event known as Snowboard Real Snow, Park City’s Bode Merrill took the bronze with his exceptionally creative and insane video part. Meanwhile, in Friday’s Snowboard Street contest, his Monster Energy teammate Dylan Thompson nailed a frontside wallride backside 360 out then a massive front blunt 450 gap out on the flat down rail to take the bronze.
Over in Skiing Big Air, Henrik Harlaut scored a perfect score on his way to a gold medal. He brought plenty of creativity with a leftside nosebutter double cork 1260 with a proper tailgrab (a 47 out of 50), and later unveiled a nosebutter triple cork for a perfect score of 50. He didn’t fall once in the finals and easily won the gold.
Harlaut saw more success over in Men’s Skiing Slopestyle, where he took the silver. On his best run, a 92.66, he stomped literally everything, with highlights including nosebutter 450 pretzel 450 off the down rail, a switch right 900 blunt, a double cork 1260 mute, a switch double 900 safety, and a nosebutter double cork 1260 on the last hit.
His teammate James Woods backed him up with the bronze thanks to an amazing run, including a unique hand drag switch out on the rainbow rail and a switch right double cork 1080 Octo on the final kicker.
The Monster Energy snowmobile crew excelled at X. Tucker Hibbert led the charge, making history by becoming the first competitor in Winter X Games history to earn a 6-peat. He took the SnoCross gold in very convincing fashion, racking up a huge 11- second lead before the checkered flag.
In Sunday night’s Snowmobile Best Trick, both Joe Parsons and Heath Frisby upped the excitement factor and premiered new tricks. Parsons took the silver when he nailed a “gator hater”, a backflip and body variation that ends up with Parsons landing backwards on his sled. Meanwhile, Frisby brought the underflip, a sideways twisting backflip modification and took home bronze.
Parsons also collected a silver medal in Snowmobile Freestyle, putting together high scores thanks to a series of technical backflip tricks including his trademark “gator wrestler.”
Parsons earned a 3rd medal at this Winter X when he took the bronze in Speed & Style. Parsons now has an amazing 12 X Games medals. In the same event his Monster Energy teammate and good friend, Cory Davis earned the silver. Afterwards he said, “This was by far the most eventful Speed & Style I’ve ever had. I knew I was going to be out tricked so I had to play to my speed strength. I’m pretty happy with it.”
In Adaptive SnoCross, Doug Henry crossed the finish line 2nd, giving him the silver Overall and a gold in the Sit Down class. Meanwhile, his teammate Paul Thacker earned the bronze in the Sit Down class.
To celebrate the great weekend, Monster Energy threw a massive party at the top of Aspen Mountain. Celebrities, athletes, and special invited guests got loose at 11,000 feet while Trouble Andrew and Trouble Gang Fam Roofeeo x Uzi brought a taste of NY flavor to the mountain.
If you missed out on the action make sure and visit http://www.monsterenergy.com and http://www.facebook.com/monsterenergy for more from X Games Aspen 2013. Throughout the weekend, the Monster Energy crew kept the site loaded with exclusive updates, including behind the scenes video and photos straight from Aspen.
Make sure and watch the attached ESPN video: "Meet Ayumu Hirano" produced Paul Taublieb Films.
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