January 21, 2014 – Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert is determined to make history at X Games Aspen 2014 with his attempt to become the first athlete to win seven consecutive gold medals. Sunday’s Monster Energy SnoCross event at Buttermilk Mountain will mark the 11-time medalist’s 14th appearance at X Games.
It’s already been a record-breaking season for Hibbert. Earlier this month, he eclipsed legend Blair Morgan’s long-standing snocross pro national win record to become the most-winning racer in the history of the sport. Hibbert’s currently six-for-six on the 2013/2014 ISOC National Snocross tour and has a firm grip on points in the Pro Open Championship.
Year-after-year X Games boasts the biggest and boldest track of the season, a course style Hibbert favors. Through timed and race qualifications, the SnoCross field will be cut from 24 to 15 riders. Watch Hibbert race for the gold medal seven-peat live on ESPN Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“I feel really good about how the season is going so far and feel better than ever on the racetrack. Going into X Games, I have a lot of confidence. I know we’re (the team) doing everything we can to be prepared so I’m excited to get to Aspen and ride the course. The X Games track is always my favorite track of the year – big jumps, technical sections and big banked turns.
I take every race very serious, especially X Games. We put a lot of effort into this event and have already been in Colorado for a couple weeks testing at altitude. I feel strong and am confident we have my sled dialed-in.”
• Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
• 11-Time X Games Medalist
• Seven-Time National Snocross Champion – 86 National Pro Wins
• 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion
Images by John Hanson