Tucker Hibbert racing for record 10th consecutive X Games gold medal
January 24, 2017 – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert will race for a record 10th consecutive Snocross gold medal at X Games Aspen Thursday afternoon. With 14 medals to his name, Hibbert is the most dominant athlete in the snocross field and one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history.
Hibbert won his first gold in 2000 as a 15-year-old rookie. The following five years, gold eluded him and in 2006, he failed to qualify for the event. In 2007, he returned to X Games determined to reclaim gold. He did just that and started a win streak that currently has him tied with BMX Vert legend Jamie Bestwick for nine consecutive gold medals in a single discipline.
X Games Aspen Snocross qualifying and final event will be streamed live on xgames.com Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m. ET. and delay broadcast on ESPN Sunday 2 p.m. ET.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck
On racing for his 10th consecutive gold medal:
“It’s really exciting. For me, I’m trying to approach it just like any of the races I’ve been in at X Games. It’s no different going for the 10th than going for the first. I have to go in ready to battle to the finish. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype and excitement of what’s going on but I need to stay focused on the goal in front of me and that’s what I plan to do.”
Tucker Hibbert – X Games Snocross History
17th Appearance at X Games
Note: In 2012, Snocross was not contested at X Games.
Tucker Hibbert – X Games Statistics
- Youngest male X Games winter event gold medalist
- Tied for most X Games winter event gold in a single discipline
- Tied for most consecutive X Games 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
- Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
- 10-Time National Snocross Champion – 124 Pro National Wins
- 14-Time X Games Medalist
- 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
Hibbert will visit Glenwood Springs High School in Glenwood, Colo. today with X Games’ Shred Hate campaign.
About Shred Hate: xgames.espn.com/xgames/shredhate
Tucker practicing for X Games Aspen 2017: youtube.com/watch?v=jtV2egVdVtg
2016 X Games Snocross Gold Medal run: bit.ly/XGames2016-TuckerHibbertGOLD
Photo Credit John Hanson