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Team USA’s Kyle Mack Wins Silver in Snowboard Big Air at 2018 Winter Olympics

He came and DEFINITELY delivered, landing the “bloody Dracula” that he says he “did for snowboarding.”

Kyle Mack just won the silver medal during the Snowboard Big Air competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics!

The 20-year-old Team USA rider threw down a frontside double cork 1440 with a double tail grab (also known as a bloody Dracula) on Saturday (February 24) for his winning run, earning him a total score of 168.75 and the Olympic silver medal.

“I was at the top [of the jump] contemplating whether I should do the bloody 14 or just do a tail grab,” Mack told ESPN. “But bringing style into snowboarding is the thing I’ve always worked on. Big air has always been one of the most progressive events for snowboarding, but I wish it was more about style and grabs and the technical stuff. That’s something I want to keep fighting for. Before I dropped in for my second run, I was like, I’m doing this for snowboarding.”

Mack’s score of 168.75 was 5.5 points behind the winning score of 174.25 that went to Sebastien Toutant of Canada. Great Britain’s Billy Morgan won the bronze medal with a 168.00.

Other Team USA members Chris Corning finished fourth with his score of 153.00, while Red Gerard, the gold medalist in snowboard slopestyle earlier in the Games and Mack’s roommate, was fifth with a 143.00.

Congrats, Kyle on an amazing Olympic debut!

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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