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Aspen, CO, Jan. 20, 2002–Peter Lind and Seth Wescott were each able to avenge earlier second-place finishes by winning gold medals in the ESPN Winter X Games VI UltraCross competition. Lind won the silver medal in the Skier X event, while Wescott placed second in the Snowboarder X event. The team of Scott Gaffney and Eric Archer won the silver medal, and Rob Fagan and Enak Gavaggio took the bronze.
The UltraCross event includes the top 16 skiers and the top 16 snowboarders, as determined by the final results of the Skier X and Snowboarder X competitions. The athletes are paired, by random draw, into 16 two-person teams. The competition is run in bracket-format, with teams assigned to a four-team bracket. Each bracket is essentially a relay race, with each team comprised of a snowboarder and a skier.
Enak Gavaggio also became a multiple medal-winner in taking the UltraCross bronze. Gavaggio once again proved that the injuries that have marred his career in recent years are behind him. He now has four Winter X medals in his collection, including the bronze in this year’s Skier X event.
Silver medallist Gaffney and bronze medallist Gavaggio teamed-up to place fifth in last year’s event. The fourth team in the championship bracket consisted of snowboarder Mathieu Morency and skier Roman Torn, both of Canada.