Chris Heppding

Disciplines: SnowmobileFrom: Elgin, MN USA USABorn: 05/20/71

About Chris

Making his fifth X Games appearance, Chris Heppding wants to focus more on the experience rather than how nervous he might be. The 44-year-old father of two has limited use of his right arm due to a spinal cord injury from a car accident when he was 7. A great starter, Heppding considers X Games the pinnacle of his racing career. Away from snowmobiles, Chris is an engineer and a "motocross dad" for his son, DJ

  • Fifth XG appearance (all SnoCross Adaptive).
  • Adaptive Story: partial paralysis to upper right side, including the pectoral, lat and tricep from being hit by a car at age.
  • Races in the ISOC National Adaptive series and took 3rd in two 2015 competitions.
  • Snowmobile has a throttle on the left handlebar, along with the brake. He straps his right arm to the handlebar.

X Games Medal Count




X Games Competition History

X Games Aspen 2015 SMB SnoCross Adaptive6th
X Games Aspen 2014 SMB SnoCross Adaptive6th
Winter X Games Aspen 2013 SMB SnoCross Adaptive7th
Winter X 2011 SMB SnoCross Adaptive8th