Max Parrot gets Olympic silver in snowboard slopestyle, MarkMcMorris claims bronze

Max Parrot gets Olympic silver in snowboard slopestyle, MarkMcMorris claims bronze

Max Parrot gets Olympic silver in snowboard slopestyle, MarkMcMorris claims bronze

Red Gerard, gold-medal victor in men's slopestyle final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11.

Gerard stumbled his way through his opening two runs at tricky, windy and sun-splashed Phoenix Snow Park.

Norwegians Staale Sandbech and Markus Kleveland slipped up during their last shots, too, leaving only Parrot in Gerard's way.

The slopestyle event consists of three runs per individual, with the best score of three taken into account for final standings.

Gerard is the second straight American to win the event, which made its Olympic debut four years ago.

Snowboarder Gerard, 17, who hopes to one day become a firefighter, turned the heat up on the freezing slopes to seal a late bid for Olympic glory.

"I'd come home and ride the rope tow until night", Gerard told Nick Zaccardi of NBC Sports in October.

Thanks to 17-year old Red Gerard, America is on the board at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The youngest competitor in the event had taken Gold and got the ball rolling for Team USA in Pyeongchang after they won no medals on the first full day of the Winter Olympics.

"It's frustrating, it's disappointing and I can't really explain the Dutch sweep again", Blondin said.

Canadian Mark Mcmorris was third with 85.20. "I'm just absolutely just mind-blown". Despite the tough conditions, multiple riders landed 1440s and all four riders from the stacked Norwegian and Canadian teams, including top qualifier Max Parrot, recent X Games champ Marcus Kleveland and seven-time X Games victor Mark McMorris, qualified into Sunday's final. He said, oh, whatever, X Games is a bigger deal to me. I had a lot of fun and all I really want to do is just land runs'. Did you see his gold medal-winning Slopestyle run?

The event started nearly 40 minutes late due to a "technical maintenance" issue, however, the competitors did not seem concerned by the delay or the foggy conditions as they produced some stunning runs across the slope, featuring three rails at the start before three jumps.

When Parrot's score of 86 flashed on the video screen at the bottom of the course, the Gerard family cheering section, which included his parents, six siblings and a smattering of significant others and cousins, erupted in a chorus of "Red-mond!"

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