16-year-old, Red Gerard, topped the field to take the win for the men in slopestyle at the first Olympic qualifier at the Grand Prix in Mammoth Mountain. It was Gerard’s first major victory, but he has been warming up to the top spot all season with a third-place finish at the Kreischberg World Cup and fourth-place finish at the LAAX Open in January.
The up and coming Coloradan battled the competition as well as the weather to take the top spot. “It turned out to be fine,” he said after his first run. “Just trust your landing and trust your skills and you’re good to go.”
Check out the winning runs below.*
Videos only available in U.S– Sorry these are Toyota rules, not ours.
1. Red Gerard
Red Gerard’s first run scored 87.95: 270 to frontside boardslide, crippler stalefish, boardslide, air to fakie, Cab boardslide, backflip, frontside 900, switch backside 1260 tailgrab, frontside 1080 indy.
2. Kyle Mack
Kyle Mack’s first run scored 77.05: switch backside lipslide to pretzel, boardslide to switch bluntslide, 50-50 to 360 out, boardslide to pretzel out, frontside 540, switch backside 900, frontside 1080 tailgrab, backside 1080 melon.
3. Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas’s first run scored 83.25: switch backside 270, boardslide 270 out, half Cab to 50-50, 360, frontside 180 to switch 50-50, switch backside 900, frontside 1080 tailgrab, backside double cork 1080 nosegrab.
Red Gerard was the youngest member on our Insight movie roster and put of an insane full part in our film check it out here.
*These videos only available in U.S– Sorry these are Toyota rules, not ours.