Idaho Snowmobiler Says Despite Tragedy, He's Not Fazed

Feb 11, 2013

Heath Frisby is a freestyle snowmobiler from Middleton, ID. He says despite a recent death in the sport, he has no plans on changing what he does for a living.
Credit Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

Middleton resident Heath Frisby has made a career out of racing and jumping snowmobiles since he was 14. Now, at 28 he's considered one of the best freestyle snowmobilers in the world.

His sport, though, has been hit by tragedy. Texan Caleb Moore crashed during a jump at ESPN's X Games in Colorado. He suffered a brain injury and later died

That prompted organizers in Michigan over the weekend to cancel a similar jumping competition at their event. That gave us a chance to sit down with Heath Frisby at his home where he's been healing from an injury.

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Caleb Moore remembered (ESPN)

Frisby wins Best Trick Gold at Winter XGames 2010

Frisby explains his front flip trick at Winter XGames 2012