Kelly Clark Three-Peats At X-Games

The pro snowboarder pulled off history this weekend in Aspen, but she had to beat out an even more historic performance to do so.

Josh Helmuth by Josh Helmuth

Kelly Clark is the 29-year-old chick-stud (is there a female version for 'stud'?) snowboarder who's been on the slopes since she was eight. She has 10 medals, one of those being an Olympic gold for the halfpipe; now you can add her fourth gold in the X-Games' superpipe -- her third in a row.

Clark had a show unlike anything ever seen, but she needed to be historic in order to beat out Elena Hight, who threw out a backside 900 before landing a backside double alley-oop rodeo -- becoming the first female to land such a feat. The only other person in history to do so is Shaun White.

Here is the news from Keith Hamm of ESPN:

Clark won her third straight SuperPipe gold, edging Elena Hight by less than a point.

"I guess I had a lot of time to hang out at the top and think about it," Hight said. "I was trying to decide if I should throw (the double rodeo) first run or not, but that's what I came here to do, so I thought I'd just throw it."

Hight's score of 90 points held strong throughout the competition until two-time defending gold medalist Clark -- spinning a frontside 1080 out of the gate, straight into a Cab 720 -- delivered a more technically difficult run on her final attempt to upset Hight by just three-tenths of a point.

Clark has had frontside 1080s dialed in for a while now, but previously she always threw them at the bottom of her run. Saturday night, she opened with the trick.

Asked whether her intention is to get back-to-back 1080s worked into her pipe run, Clark answered, "I would like to work toward Cab 10s, but really I just think it shows mastery of a trick to get it in up top. When the judges see me doing a Cab 7 out of a front 10 first hit, it shows that it's not something that I can just land sometimes, this is part of my run. Tonight was the most technical run I've ever put together."

The victory earned the 29-year-old Olympian the discipline's first three-peat and a 10th X Games medal.

I'm not sure if anyone's been calling, but they need to. Someone needs to get this girl some endorsements, STAT!

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