A former banker and hockey player, Paul Thacker quit his job in 2007 to pursue a competitive snowmobile career. Before a 2010 injury left him a T5 paraplegic, Thacker competed in Speed & Style and Freestyle at X Games Aspen. Today, he's a SnoCross Adaptive competitor, works as an ambassador for Monster Energy and is a motorsports announcer, including on-site at X Games. He took silver behind Mike Schultz at Aspen 2016, his first X Games medal.
- XG Aspen 2017 is his 10th appearance. Best finish, silver, SnoCross Adaptive in 2016.
- T5 paraplegic from a snowmobile freestyle practice accident.
- Former snowmobile distance jump record holder at 301.5 feet (2009).
- Works with veterans and started "Hero Class" Terracross racing category for adaptive athletes and veterans with PTSD.
X Games Competition History
|X Games Aspen 2016|| SMB SnoCross Adaptive||2nd|
|X Games Aspen 2014|| SMB SnoCross Adaptive||7th|
|Winter X Games Aspen 2013|| SMB SnoCross Adaptive||6th|
|Winter X 2010|| SMB Freestyle||11th|
|Winter X 2010|| SMB Best Trick||8th|
|Winter X 2010|| SMB Long Jump||6th|
|Winter X 2009|| SMB Speed & Style||8th|
|Winter X 2008|| SMB Freestyle||8th|
|Winter X 2008|| SMB Speed & Style||5th|