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July 1, 2011
Tucker Hibbert Receives First ESPY Award Nomination
Snowmobile snocross legend Tucker Hibbert is one of five athletes nominated for the 2011 Best Male Action Sport ESPY Award. Hibbert’s record breaking season earned him his first nod for the prestigious award which will be presented live on ESPN Wednesday, July 13.
Despite suffering a serious wrist injury mid-season, Hibbert had a breakthrough year winning his tenth overall ESPN Winter X Games snocross medal with a gold medal five-peat and dominating the national snocross tour. He won 11 of the 16 Pro finals and finished top-five in all 16 to claim both National Pro Points Championships.
Hibbert was catapulted to the center of the action sports world at age 15 when he became the youngest gold medalist in history at the 2000 Winter X Games. Now, the 27-year-old is known worldwide for his long list of accomplishments including his impressive crossover into AMA Motocross and Supercross.
The ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award nominees were selected by a panel of judges but ultimately fans will decide who will win. Hibbert will battle Travis Pastrana, Kevin Rolland, Kelly Slater and Shaun White though online and mobile voting through Saturday, July 9.
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