Congrats are in order for Mark McMorris this evening!
The 21-year-old professional snowboarder snagged the coveted gold medal in the America’s Navy Big Air competition at X Games Aspen 2015, outpacing his competitors with a 35 on his first run and a 47 on his third run with a combined score of 88.
Fellow Canadian and last year’s gold medalist Max Parrot took silver with a combined score of 82 and Japan’s Yuki Kadono took the bronze with a score of 66. McMorris, who also won gold in this event in 2012, received his competition high score of 47 with a frontside triple cork 1140.
When asked about his winning trick, McMorris said, “That’s a scary one. I’ve done it once in my life and that was two years ago. It hasn’t been done in a contest before. There was no thinking and it was so much nerves, but it comes around so fast you don’t have time to get scared. I have to just try it and it paid off. It was just one of those exciting moments.”
ICYMI: Mark also placed first in the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Elimination round this afternoon.
CS4U caught up with Mark moments after winning the gold medal for America’s Navy Big Air competition. In our interview, McMorris talks about winning gold, snagging the first place spot in Slopestyle eliminations and his recent splurge on a house in California. Check out the video below.
Mark McMorris Interview