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Tom Parsons wins Best Whip

Suzanne Halliburton
shalliburton@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 6, 2014

Tom Parsons, via fan vote on social media, was awarded the gold medal in Best Whip.

You may ask, what’s Best Whip? According to the official description, its where moto riders “showcase their ability to throw a 250-pound machine sideways and bring it back with style.”

Parsons, 32, won by having the most fan votes on Twitter. He competed with five other riders. They each had two runs to show off their best whips.

Parsons is a colorful character. According to his online bio, Parsons listed his marital status as “super single, looking for beautiful girls to wash my bikes.”