Scotty Lago wins the Best Method at X-Games 15

Sat 29 January 11

Friday night was a night of firsts for Scotty Lago, as he won his first Winter X Games gold medal by vote of the fans in the inaugural Snowboard Best Method

Scotty Lago wins the Best Method at X-Games 15

Scotty Lago wins the Best Method at X-Games 15 ©

Friday night was a night of firsts for Scotty Lago, as he won his first Winter X Games gold medal by vote of the fans in the inaugural Snowboard Best Method.

"I am stoked," Lago said. "Thanks to everyone for voting for me. I couldn't be any happier. I went from a super low not making Slopestyle finals today, to winning my first X Games gold medal."

The victory was huge for Lago, but the biggest victory may be the fact that Lago was even able to make an appearance at Winter X Games after breaking his jaw on January 11, while filming a snowboarding video in the backcountry.

"My jaw feels good," he said. "It is a little sore but it is all adrenalin right now, so I don't feel it anymore."

Ross Powers earned the silver medal and Chas Guldemond, who went shirtless for one of his jumps, earned the bronze.

New to Winter X Games, Snowboard Best Method features six riders will attempt to execute their best and most stylish method grab off the Big Air jump within a 10-minute jam format. This discipline is 100 percent fan judged, and their best attempt is voted in via text messaging.

Final results for best method

 

Name

Bib No.

Hometown

Percentage of Vote

1.

Scotty Lago

83

Seabrook, N.H.

57.00

2.

Ross Powers

290

Stratton, Vt.

14.00

3.

Chas Guldemond

71

Reno,Nev.

11.00

4.

Mason Aguirre

279

Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

7.00

5.

Jack Mitrani

99

Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

6.00

6.

Peter Line

289

Seattle, Wash.

2.00

7.

Greg Bretz

262

Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

2.00

8.

Mikkel Bang

75

Oslo, Norway

1.00

For more information visit the official Winter X-Games 15 website

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