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2014 Aspen X Games: Thursday

Highlights from the first day of the games at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen.

Joe Parsons competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Joe Parsons competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Joe Parsons competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Joe Parsons competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colten Moore competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colten Moore competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Louie Vito competes in the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Vito finished fifth with a 72.00 to advance to the finals Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Louie Vito competes in the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Vito finished fifth with a 72.00 to advance to the finals Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Kourtney Hungerford competes in the snowmobile freestyle competition Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Kourtney Hungerford competes in the snowmobile freestyle competition Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colten Moore practices for the snowmobile freestyle finals later Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother Caleb Moore both crashed in last year's competition. Caleb died a week later from his injuries.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colten Moore practices for the snowmobile freestyle finals later Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother Caleb Moore both crashed in last year's competition. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colten Moore celebrates after finishing his first run of the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colten Moore celebrates after finishing his first run of the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Heath Frisby competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Heath Frisby competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colten Moore competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colten Moore competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colten Moore competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colten Moore competes in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colten Moore celebates after his first run in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colten Moore celebates after his first run in the snowmobile freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore and his brother, Caleb Moore, both crashed in the event last year. Caleb died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jack Rowe competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jack Rowe competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowmobiler practices for the snowmobile freestyle competition Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowmobiler practices for the snowmobile freestyle competition Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Ben Ferguson practices for the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Ben Ferguson practices for the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Kourtney Hungerford competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Kourtney Hungerford competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Willie Elam competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Willie Elam competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jack Rowe competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jack Rowe competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Shuhei Sato practices on the superpipe before the elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Shuhei Sato practices on the superpipe before the elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder warms up on the superpipe Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder warms up on the superpipe Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cory Davis competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cory Davis competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Joe Parsons competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Joe Parsons competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sam Rogers competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sam Rogers competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Kourtney Hungerford competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Kourtney Hungerford competes in the snowmobile freestyle Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colten Moore rolls his sled after landing a up Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 while practicing for the snowmobile freestyle competition during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore wasn't hurt. Last year Moore and his brother Caleb Moore both crashed during the competition and his brother died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colten Moore rolls his sled after landing a up Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 while practicing for the snowmobile freestyle competition during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Moore wasn't hurt. Last year Moore and his brother Caleb Moore both crashed during the competition and his brother died a week later from his injuries. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colten Moore practices before the snowmobile freestyle competition Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colten Moore practices before the snowmobile freestyle competition Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A snowboarder practices on the superpipe Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A snowboarder practices on the superpipe Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Mason Aguirre practices on the superpipe Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Mason Aguirre practices on the superpipe Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colten Moore practices before the snowmobile freestyle competition Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colten Moore practices before the snowmobile freestyle competition Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Shuhei Sato practices for the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Shuhei Sato practices for the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Scotty Lago waits for his score in the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Lago crashed on both runs to miss the finals.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Scotty Lago waits for his score in the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. Lago crashed on both runs to miss the finals. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Louie Vito scores a 72.00 in the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 to advance to the finals Sunday at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Louie Vito scores a 72.00 in the men's snowboard superpipe elimination round Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2014 to advance to the finals Sunday at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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