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A superman flip, backflip no-hander to a backflip heel-clicker and a kiss-of-death was the winning combination at this year's Winter X Games Snowmobile Freestyle Competition for Justin Hoyer. Justin was also last year's silver medalist Justin Hoyer.
The Snowmobile Freestyle Competition was the first snowmobile event of the X Games in Aspen, Colo. on January 28. It featured 12 snowmobile freestyle riders performing their best tricks off big ramps and over huge gaps, the biggest being a 100-feet long monster gap. Judging for the event was based on overall impression, trick execution, the volume of tricks, use of the course, rider landings and style, according to ESPN.
Hoyer's winning run gave him 88.33 points which was enough to beat last year's gold medalist Joe Parson, who received 87.00 points.
Joe Parsons after receiving the Winter X Games Snowmobile Freestyle silver medal. Photo by HMK Snowmobiling
"I knew I needed to pull the Parsby out to get on the podium and I am happy where I am," Parson said to ESPN.
The bronze medal went to Texas native, Caleb Moore, who just got on a sled for the first time a month ago, but easily transferred the professional skills he had learned freestyle on ATVs to snowmobiles.
The final results were:1 Justin Hoyer 2 Joe Parsons3 Caleb Moore4 Daniel Bodin
Caleb Moore competing in his first Winter X Games freestyle competition. Photo by Matt Morning/Shazamm/ ESPN Images