Clearwater athlete wins gold at Aspen X-Games

By Earl Seitz
January 26, 2018 - 4:12pm Updated: January 26, 2018 - 6:43pm

KAMLOOPS --- A great night for a Clearwater athlete at the X-Games in Aspen, Colorado last night.

It was the snowmobile speed and style event --- a blend of racing and freestyle.

Competitors attack the course head-to-head in bracket syle elimination rounds.

The final came down to Clearwater's Brett Trucotte against seven times X-Games gold medalist Levi LaVallee.

Both riders went big on the first jump and battled bumper to bumper for a lead postion.

With LaValle building an almost two second lead over the first two laps, it came down to the final jump on lap three.

Turcotte landed what's called a Kod Flip ----- a backflip performed hanging from the snowmobiles handlebar ----- and took the lead on points.

Scoring 88.94 to 88.67 for LaVallee, Brett Turcotte won the gold medal.

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