Congrats are in order for Mark McMorris this afternoon!
The 22-year-old professional snowboarder snagged the coveted gold medal in the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle competition at X Games Aspen 2016 for the second year in a row.
Battling snow conditions, on his second run McMorris landed a technical cab 270 hard way to fake on the final rail before unloading a pair of triple cork 1440’s on the last two jumps, the first frontside with a melon grab, followed by a smooth backside spin.
Awarded a 92.66, it was enough to top Canadian rider Sebastien Toutant‘s first run score of 90.33. Rookie Mons Røisland slid into third on his final attempt, scoring a 86.33.
When asked to share his thoughts on the competition, McMorris said, “It’s great to see such incredible rail features on the course because on the jumps we might be starting to reach a physical limit.”
ICYMI: Mark also won the silver medal in America’s Navy Snowboard Big Air last night.
CelebSecrets4U caught up with Mark moments after winning the gold medal for the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle competition. In our interview, McMorris talks about winning gold, the unusual conditions, and being named Snowboarder Magazine’s “Rider of the Year.” Check out the video below.
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