Hibbert Set for Snocross Gold Three-Peat at ESPN’s Winter X Games 13
Goodridge, Minn. (Jan. 19, 2009) - It’s Tucker Hibbert’s tenth appearance at ESPN’s Winter X Games and the 24-year-old has no sign of slowing down. Hibbert has his eyes set on a snocross gold medal three-peat and has the record to back him up.
Photo by John Hanson
Hibbert and his Monster Energy/Arctic Cat have been on a tear on the national snocross tour. He’s won every single qualifier and final and just recorded his 44th national career win. If that isn’t impressive enough, check out his Winter X Games stats. In his nine appearances at the games, he’s stacked up three golds, three silvers and a bronze medal. In 2000, at only 15, Hibbert burst on the scene as a semi-pro and took home the gold medal by grabbing the holeshot and leading every lap of the final. It’s been a whirlwind of success ever since. Despite a mechanical failure in 2001 and not qualifying in 2006, Hibbert has medaled in every appearance at the Winter X Games.
Watch Hibbert and his Monster Energy/Arctic Cat in action LIVE on ESPN Friday and Saturday night. Friday night’s round one of qualifying starts at 7:30 p.m. ET and the final is Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET.
Tucker Hibbert’s Tenth Appearance at ESPN’s Winter X Games
2006: Did Not Qualify
2001: Mechanical Failure
2000 Gold, Youngest Gold Medalist in WX History at 15
Tucker Hibbert - #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
"I feel really good right now. I’ve been able to get in more testing in Colorado than ever before. The sleds are awesome and I feel really comfortable on them. It’s a good feeling knowing I’m undefeated this season but it’s not a done deal. Everyday I work on getting faster and making myself more prepared so I can be ready for anything that comes up during the race. I work hard and don’t worry about anyone else or things that I can’t control.
It’s cool to say this is my tenth year in a row at the [Winter] X Games. It doesn’t seem like long ago I was only 15 and lining up for my first X Games final. It’s been a long time but I feel stronger than ever."
Noteworthy: Thursday night, during the Snowmobile Speed and Style event, Hibbert will be doing a "Live Athlete Chat." During the event, log on to www.expn.com to send him your question.
Resources: tucker-hibbert.com • monsterenergy.com • arcticcat.com
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