Sage Kotsenburg grabs silver in slopestyle at Winter X Games 2012. (ESPN Images-Tomas Zuccareno)
ASPEN, CO (Jan. 28) — Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) grabbed the first Winter X slopestyle podium of his career with silver Saturday in Aspen behind Canadian Mark McMorris. McMorris, who also won the men's big air, became the first athlete to earn double snowboard gold at the games since Shaun White. It was the first X Games slopestyle since the event was accepted into the Olympics for 2014.
Sage Kotsenburg grabbed his first Winter X Games slopestyle podium with silver
The result earned Kotsenburg an invitation to Travis Rice's Supernatural event next weekend
Canadian Mark McMorris traded his 2011 slopestyle silver for gold
McMorris earlier won the men's Big Air and became the first athlete to win double gold at X Games since Shaun White
Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) finished seventh after notching a fourth place spot in big air
It was the first X Games slopestyle since the event was added to the 2014 Olympics
Men's superpipe is slated to wrap Winter X competition on Sunday
QUOTES Sage Kotsenburg I did really bad in my first two runs, so I guess I'm good under pressure, which kind of helps sometimes because you just get some adrenaline going and then you can put it down.
That's a pretty gnarly opportunity [Supernatural] but you gotta take it, even if you get played there. It feels like a bittersweet moment, like, I'm scared, but it'd be such a sick thing to go to. There's no way you're gonna turn down an invite to T. Rice's Supernatural event.