Brett Turcotte, the 2008 SnoCross silver medalist and one-time rider for Blair Morgan, has left racing behind and will make his Freestyle debut at XG 2016. His competitors, however, say Turcotte is no rookie. In 2015 he competed in X Games Speed & Style and judge Drake McElroy called him a dark horse to win. In his Quarterfinal with Joe Parsons he was making good on that prediction until his sled broke down. Turcotte has a strong background in backcountry free riding and a massive freestyle compound on the 100 acres at his home in Kamloops, British Columbia. He spent his summer riding in the 2015 Monster Energy Center of Gravity festival.