Sandpoint's Holland Wins Sixth X Games Gold Medal | News
Sandpoint native Nate Holland won his sixth Winter X Games boardercross gold medal Saturday in Aspen, Colo., beating out 2011 champion Nick Baumgartner and Jayson Hale in a thrilling finish.
“It always feels great to be back on top,” Holland said. “It all came down to today, and I knew I had to ride my heart out to back my words up.”
You can see video of Holland's winning run here, courtesy of ESPN.com.
Holland had to settle for the bronze medal last year, which snapped his string of five consecutive Winter X golds in boardercross.
And Holland was determined to get back on top of the podium. Earlier in the week, he reportedly tweeted: "XGames here I come and I want my gold back.”
Holland's win brings his total Winter X Games medal tally to nine.