• Jen Booton

X Games Rookie Takes Gold

Killer shot of two-time gold medalist Daniel Bodin, who took silver last night during Snowmobile Freestyle at the X Games!

Bodin was bested by rookie Brandon Cormier, who threw a Switchblade flip, double grab Hart attack, Cordova flip, cliffhanger (when the rider hooks their feet under the handlebar and fully extends in a stand-up position mid-air), a superflip, and a never-before-seen body varial (when the rider temporarily turns around in their seat to ride backward midair).

Incredibly, this was Cormier’s first freestyle competition EVER. Prior to this weekend's appearance at the big show, he had been traveling North America doing freestyle motocross and snowmobile demos.

Willie Elam took his second bronze in the discipline.