Sledheads Bringing X-games Athletes to Carnival
Did you know that in 1927, Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival had an event where they gave sled rides behind an airplane at speeds up to 60 mph? This year, the Sledheads at Michigan Tech are bringing a thrilling event back to carnival, but this time they’re putting a different type of sled in the air, by hosting a freestyle snowmobile show.
Jumping at the show will be two X-games athletes, Josh Penner and Willie Elam, who performed recently at the Aspen X-games on Jan. 25. Penner has made four X-games appearances while Elam is a medalist with 11 appearances to date.
Tomorrow (Feb. 6) the pair will perform various flips, stunts and tricks in Lot 9 (near the Rozsa Center) on the Michigan Tech campus, during the Winter Carnival all-nighter.
Showtimes are 8 and 10 p.m., admission is free, and everyone is welcome.