Joe Parsons has had quite a birthday week. One day after celebrating his 21st birthday, he was the upset winner in Snowmobile Speed & Style. Then on the final night of competition, Parsons topped the week with the Snowmobile Freestyle title and his second Winter X Games gold medal.
“Definitely mission accomplished,” Parsons said. “My team worked super hard this year and this is what you want as your reward.”
His winning run included a no handed back flip, a super flip, a superman to a double heel kick, an indy air back flip on the 100-foot ramp and a Frisby air.
All of which helped him accomplish his second gold medal, a feat that was not an easy one considering who he was up against.
“I knew it was possible,” Parsons said of winning two gold medals. “But to actually do it seems unattainable – especially given the competition.”
Parsons knocked off bronze medalist Heath Frisby to advance to the finals and then defeated Justin Hoyer in the finals 93.66 to 82.00.
“It feels great to get silver,” Hoyer said. “I would have liked to have done better, especially after winning the elimination. But honestly I am just happy to be on the podium.”