X Games Snowboard Big Air


Travis Rice and Oakley’s Torstein Horgmo claimed the top two spots Thursday night at the Winter X Games 13 Big Air Finals. Rice and Horgmo were the last two riders standing after a four-man, head-to-head two- run bracketed elimination. Horgmo, the 2008 Gold medalist, nailed a clean switch backside 1260 but Rice was able to come out with the Gold medal after launching two huge double backside rodeo 1080’s in the finals over the 85-ft step up gap. Unlike last year, which was professionally judged, this year voting was done by text messaging, putting complete power into those who watched the event broadcast on live TV, or in person here in Aspen.


Tess Weaver


January 23, 2009

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