Tucker Hibbert focused on gold medal nine-peat at X Games Aspen 2016

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Tucker Hibbert focused on gold medal nine-peat at X Games Aspen 2016

Jan. 26, 2016 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert is focused on winning his ninth consecutive Snocross gold medal at X Games Aspen 2016. Thursday evening, the 13-time medalist will take his 16th X Games Snocross start.

Hailing from Pelican Rapids, Minn., the 31-year-old is known for his methodical approach to racing and ability to adapt to any racecourse. Outside of his X Games accomplishments, he’s a two-time world champion, nine-time national champion and holds 114 pro national victories with a winning percentage of 59 percent. This winter, he’s 6-for-8 on the ISOC National Snocross tour and hot off double wins in South Dakota this past weekend.

X Games Aspen Snocross qualifying and final event will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and watchESPN.com Thursday 6-7:30 p.m. ET. For more information, visit xgames.com.

Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck

“It’s no secret that X Games is my favorite event of the year. It was my first pro race and a place I’ve always felt at home. There’s something different and special about X Games compared to any other snocross event.”

“I think I put more pressure on myself than anyone else. I work really hard to show up in Aspen ready to win. That’s the goal and I know we [the team] are capable of making that happen. We got in some really good testing earlier this month. Just when we think we have my sled set-up perfect, we find another way to make it better. That’s what I love the most about racing – the constant progression and drive to be better.”

“I never imagined I’d be in this position – going for my ninth gold in a row. No matter what happens on Thursday, I know we’ve done everything we can to be prepared to win.” 

Tucker Hibbert – X Games Snocross History

16th Appearance at X Games

2015: Gold
2014: Gold
2013: Gold
2011: Gold
2010: Gold
2009: Gold
2008: Gold
2007: Gold
2006: DNQ
2005: Silver
2004: Silver
2003: Bronze
2002: Silver
2001: DNF
2000: Gold 

Tucker Hibbert – X Games Statistics

  • Youngest and oldest to win X Games Snocross gold
  • Tied for most X Games winter event gold in a single discipline
  • Tied for second on the X Games winter gold list
  • Tied for third on the X Games winter overall medal list 

Fast Facts

  • Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
  • Nine-Time National Snocross Champion – 114 Pro National Wins
  • 13-Time X Games Medalist
  • 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion

Media Resources

Tucker Practicing for X Games Aspen 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2FWdy34Fs0

Sports Illustrated Feature: http://www.si.com/edge/2016/01/26/tucker-hibbert-snocross-snowmobile-racing-x-games-aspen

2015 X Games Snocross Gold Medal Run: http://xgames.espn.go.com/xgames/video/12227001/tucker-hibbert-wins-gold-snowmobile-snocross

Photo Credit John Hanson