The final update from our on site X Games Blogger:

 

Winter-X-Games-2014I’m on the way home from Aspen right now and what a week at the X Games. Last night ended with a throw down in Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe between Iouri Podladtchikov, Louie Vito, and Danny Davis. After Davis put a high flying and trick stomping run down he had to wait for Iouri’s final attempt, the only competitor who could knock him out of 1st.  As Iouri came into his final hit, and a final attempt at the switch “Yolo flip” that could put him on top, he landed slightly off and solidified the gold medal for Danny Davis. This was one of many exciting moments for Winter X Games 2014, so let’s talk about some of the highlights.

 

Colten Moore  – Snowmobile Freestyle

On the first night of the Winter X Games, Colten Moore took home gold from the Snowmobile Freestyle Event. The win was an emotional tribute to his brother, and former X Games athlete, who passed away last year after a fatal accident in the same competition.

Nate Holland – Men’s Snowboarder X

Holland is not new to the winner’s circle. Taking home gold in Snowboarder X this year makes 7 gold’s and 1 bronze in the last 8 years. In one of the final turns of the race Nate was able to squeeze into first and hold on for the win.

Max Parrot – Snowboard SlopeStyle and Snowboard Big Air

At the young age of 19, Max Parrot entered this year as somewhat of an underdog. This all changed when he walked away with 2 gold medals, and some confidence going into the Olympics.

David Wise – Men’s Skiing SuperPipe

A favorite heading into both the X Games and Olympics, Wise took the win, marking his third consecutive gold medal. Having already secured success, his third run could have been a victory lap. Instead he took his tricks to new heights and improved upon his already winning score.

Kelly Clark – Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe

Clark continued to impress this year, claiming gold in Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe. This was her 4th consecutive gold and 12th medal overall, making her the most decorated women’s athlete in X Games history.

Chloe Kim – Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe

At only 13 years of age, Kim has become the youngest medaling competitor in X Games history, as she claimed Silver in SuperPipe. She is too young to compete in the Olympics but has a promising career on the snow.

Kaya Turski  – Women’s Skiing Slopestyle

Injuries alter professional athletes careers all the time, but Kaya Turski proved her resilience this year at X Games. Kaya won her 4th Gold medal in this event after blowing her knee out and having had surgery only 5 months prior.

Tucker Hibbert  – Snowmobile SnoCross

Winning his 7 consecutive gold medal in Snocross makes Hibbert the record holder for most back-to-back gold medals in Winter X Games history.

 

Luckily we wont have to wait to long before seeing more amazing action from many of these athletes. As the Olympics get closer everyday the training continues for the world’s greatest stage in Sochi. It has been a blast covering the X Games so thank you for following.

 

Until next time,

-Michael Arriola

 

A link to all results:

http://xgames.espn.go.com/events/2014/aspen/schedule/inperson/

 

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