The same weekend Tucker Hibbert lost his youngest X Games winter event gold medalist record, he set another mark: oldest X Games SnoCross winner. That’s sustained excellence.
In 2000, Hibbert was a 15-year-old semi-pro snocross racer and X Games rookie when he earned gold. Fourteen-year-old Chloe Kim set the new youngest-ever record with her victory in Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe at X Games Aspen 2015. The next day the 30-year-old Hibbert stomped the XG SnoCross field, winning by 21 seconds and taking his ninth career XG gold in the process.
Hibbert is seeking his ninth-consecutive XG SnoCross win at Aspen 2016. A victory would tie Jamie Bestwick’s X Games streak record from BMX Vert — a stretch that was snapped when Vince Byron bested Bestwick at XG Austin 2015.