January 26, 2015 – Aspen, Colo – Monster Energy, the official energy drink of X Games Aspen 2015, congratulates its team on a hugely successful weekend of competition. The crew took 14 medals across snowboard, ski, and snowmobile disciplines.
For full event recaps with photos and video, visit monsterenergy.com. Highlights include:
In Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe, Monster Energy’s Chloe Kim becomes the youngest women’s SuperPipe gold medalist of all time at age 14, and the youngest ever to win in X Games winter-event history. After taking a brutal fall in practice where she hit her face and chipped her tooth, Kim proved that, not only is she tough as nails, but she truly is the future of women’s snowboarding
Four-time X Games Slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson once again took silver in an exciting event, repeating her victory from last year. The California-native and reigning Olympic Slopestyle gold medalist earned a score of 91.33 for the second-place podium spot and her impressive tenth X Games medal to date.
Olympic SuperPipe gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov brought his own heat to clinch the bronze medal in the Men’s Snowboard Superpipe at X Games Aspen 2015. Even more amazing, Podladtchikov is coming fresh off a surgery on November 27 for a fractured ankle, less than two months ago making this bronze medal all the more well earned and hard won.
Progression was the name of the game for Monster Energy’s Max Parrot who earned a silver medal in Snowboard Big Air. The defending X Games Big Air champion and Canadian slopestyle ruler stayed focused and pulled out all the stops to put down a backside triple cork 1620, as well as the Cab 1440 triple cork—in which he switched up his grab from mute to Indy.
Monster Energy’s Nate Holland won bronze in Snowboarder X, marking his incredible ninth X Games medal to date. One of the winningest riders in Snowboarder X history, Holland has a total of seven X Games golds, including one from last year’s event.
To celebrate their snowboard, ski and snowmobile athletes and VIPs, Monster Energy hosted ‘the’ party to hit, featuring young West Coast hip-hop star Tyga. Guests took the Gondola 11,000 feet up to an over-capacity crowd with Tyga bringing that Cali heat with an amazing performance and ending the night right. The Duffle Bag Divas, (gorgeous DJ twins), were also in the house to set off the evening.
For more on the world-class Monster Energy team check out monsterenergy.com. Throughout X Games Aspen 2015, the site was filled with exclusive photos, videos, and happenings direct from the contest. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and search #UnleashedAtX for exclusive behind-the-scenes looks in Aspen.
Read the full MONSTER ENERGY CONGRATULATES ITS ATHLETES ON EPIC PERFORMANCES AT X GAMES ASPEN 2015 article on Snowboarder Magazine.