Elena Takes Home the Gold

Elena Takes Home the Gold

As it turns out, when Elena Hight sets her mind to something, she makes it happen. It was just a few months back, when she stopped by the Nixon office, she let us in on the details of her upcoming season. The previous winter, Elena had been spending her days on the mountain freeriding, but with her sights on qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, she intended to focus on halfpipe.

Well, her intention and hard work paid off. Elena just walked away with her first ever Gold Medal in the Women’s Halfpipe at Winter X Games. It’s a victory that tastes even sweeter seeing as Elena has been competing in the X-Games for 13 years! Congrats to Elena on the big win and we’re stoked for her as she chases her dream to make the U.S. Olympic Team.

Photos by Chad Chomlack.

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