A man from Lakes Country qualified for the Winter X Games and will compete in Aspen, Colo. this coming weekend.
Colton Davis of Rochert, Minn., just 10 miles east of Detroit Lakes, has been on bikes since he was a child. He tried getting his dad to take off the training wheels when he first started to ride. Now at 21, he's hitting the big leagues.
"Doesn't really feel real, it's just super cool," Davis said. "I'm really glad and blessed to have the experience."
With just two years of riding snow bike, Davis qualified in December to ride in the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. He used to only ride dirt bikes, and it wasn't until 2016 when his manager asked if he wanted to race a snow bike.
"Just hopped on one, I think I rode one in the ditch a couple days before the race, but then I hopped on one at the race and ended up winning it and got hooked from there," he said.
Davis' mother Janaya Davis said it's nerve racking having a son who does extreme sports.
"I'm excited, I'm scared, all of the above. The things that moms feel when their son is doing an exciting, fun, dangerous thing," she said."He's very spirited, he always has that little smirk on his face and you're like oh yeah — here we go."
Davis said he wants to spend the rest of his life doing extreme sports and plans to focus his time on being a full-time professional.
"I've pretty much devoted my whole life to snow biking. I don't really do much else besides that," he said. "Been hitting the gym everyday and just putting a lot of effort into it and trying to make a name out of my self."
Davis rides for VHR Motorsports. His family will fly out to Aspen on Friday, Jan. 25.