Willie Elam is a renaissance snowmobiler: He's an accomplished backcountry rider, a successful former snocross racer, and has solid tricks on the ramps. But he's had a string of bad luck at X Games, with no medals in 8 appearances. This year he is going all in as a Best Trick competitor, and will bring a new 12-foot wide, 12.5-foot tall quaterpipe based on the much narrower Moto X Freestyle quarterpipe ramps used at X Games Austin in recent years.
- XG Aspen 2017 is his 9th X Games appearance; no medals
- Finished 5th in SMB Freestyle in 2016.
- Performed in 20+ shows in 2016 with Heath Frisby and the Keith Sayers FMX demo team, including NASCAR races and the Calgary Stampede rodeo fair.
- Plans to bring a quarterpipe ramp for Best Trick and will attempt an Egg Roll, an off
- axis backflip transfer first pioneered on dirt bikes by Levi Sherwood.
X Games Competition History
|X Games Aspen 2016|| SMB Freestyle||5th|
|X Games Aspen 2015|| SMB Speed & Style||5th|
|X Games Aspen 2014|| SMB Freestyle||7th|
|X Games Aspen 2014|| SMB SnoCross||22th|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2013|| SMB SnoCross||18th|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2013|| SMB Best Trick||5th|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2013|| SMB Speed & Style||4th|
|Winter X 2011|| SMB Speed & Style||7th|
|Winter X 2009|| SMB SnoCross||20th|
|Winter X 2008|| SMB SnoCross||10th|
|Winter X 2006|| SMB SnoCross||17th|