LONGVILLE, Minn., January 18, 2011 – With testing already underway for the upcoming Winter X Games 15 held January 27th – 30th at the beautiful Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado, Team LaVallee is hoping to continue great results this year as they did last. If you remember from Winter X Games 14, Levi LaVallee took home both a Bronze medal in Best Trick and a Gold medal in Knock Out (snowmobile long-jump competition). With LaVallee out for this years games and for the rest of the 10-11 ACSS National Series, the search was on to find a new rider to fill Levi’s spot. As noted at the ACSS Western Nationals held in Sandy, Utah – Pro Rider, Andrew Johnstad was added to the team to fill the boots for LaVallee for the rest of the SnoCross season, but what about Freestyle?
LaVallee was to compete again, in four snowmobile disciplines at this year’s Winter X Games (SnoCross, Freestyle, Best Trick and Speed & Style) – and with him being out, Polaris/Red Bull Rider, Daniel Bodin was quickly added in.
“I’m exited that we could bring Daniel on board for this years X Games, he took silver last year in Best Trick and has rode very well in Freestyle in the past. We are pumped to have him on the team.” states LaVallee.
Daniel will be competing in Freestyle, Best Trick and Speed & Style. Team LaVallee’s Pro SnoCross Rider, Bobby LePage is qualified for SnoCross and Andrew Johnstad may also have his chance at SnoCross, but as of right now he sits as an alternate. Levi LaVallee will be attending the Winter X Games and will be as involved as he can. He will be doing autograph sessions/appearances and also announcing some of the Snowmobile Events.
Winter X Games 15: January 27th – 30th, 2011 This month, Winter X Games 15 returns to Aspen for its 10th year. Look for 24 hours of live HD programming on ESPN and ESPN2, 10 hours of exclusive live video on ESPN3.com, and 18 hours of original coverage on ESPN 3D. Visithttp://espn.go.com/action/xgames/winter/2011/ for more info.