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Kotsenburg Nabs Silver At X Games

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USSA
2012-01-28 21:28
 

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

RESULTS
Official results

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