A former AMA Supercross pro, Tom Parsons was the first XG rookie to win Best Whip (2014). Being a Twitter-based, fan-judged contest, Parsons' win was proof that the fans really do judge on talent because he still had less than 1,000 Twitter followers even hours after he won. Jeremy Stenberg had over 103,000 at the time. In 2015, Parsons returned to earn silver and compete in Step Up (6th). He makes his living riding demos and occasionally races supercross. Severe elbow injuries in 2004 forced him to find alternative ways of making money riding his dirt bike.
- 2014 Moto X Best Whip gold medalist (silver in 2015)
- XG Austin 2016 will be his third appearance.
- As of late May, he had 1,239 Twitter followers (@tomparsons930).
X Games Competition History
|X Games Austin 2015|| MTX Step Up||5th|
|X Games Austin 2015|| MTX Best Whip||2nd|
|X Games Austin 2014|| MTX Best Whip||1st|