BRECKENRIDGE, Colo.- Feb. 2, 2010 - Breckenridge Team Rider Bobby Brown, who lives and trains at Breckenridge, became the first skier to win two gold medals at a single Winter X Games, taking home the gold in Men’s Ski Big Air and Slopestyle. “I’m so pumped, it was one of the best weeks in my life,” said Bobby Brown. “I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
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One of the most respected females in the ski industry, Breck Team Rider Keri Herman took home the silver medal in Women’s Ski Slopestyle. While Herman is no stranger to the podium, this was her first medal in Winter X.
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Raised in Breckenridge and a rookie to Winter X Games, Eric Willett placed 2nd in Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle. With his smooth, clean and technical style, Willett had previously placed 3rd at the Breckenridge Dew Tour this year. Look for big things from Willett in the future.
“Breck’s commitment to terrain parks has attracted some of the best athletes in the world to Breckenridge,” said Breckenridge Team Manager Amy Sabreen, “Our athletes work really hard and train daily in Freeway Terrain Park. Not only are they amazing athletes, they’re equally amazing people. The level of riding at X Games was mind-blowing and I couldn’t be more impressed with and proud of our team.”
Other Breck Team Riders who competed in the X Games include JJ Thomas (5th Place), Duncan Adams (5th Place), Steve Fisher, Colby James West, Zack Black and Chanelle Sladics.
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