Author of Story: Lindsey Sine – US Snowboarding News/USSA.ORG
Flanagan Lands Slopestyle Bronze
ASPEN, CO (Jan. 30) – Tyler Flanagan (Mammoth Lakes, CA) made it two bronze medals for the U.S. Sunday, finishing third in slopestyle snowboarding to mark the first X Games medal of his career. Canadian Sebastien Toutant took it a step up from his silver in big air to take gold in slopestyle.
Flanagan threw a humongous frontside 9 to cab 12 to backside 12 to stomp his way onto the podium in run two.
Toutant’s amazing run featured two inverted 12s and some double action, putting him in the lead from the get go of the competition
“It’s crazy just to be back and have a gold in slopestyle – it means so much to me. I’ve been watching X Games since I was nine. It’s really just a dream come true. I’m so stoked to have my buddy [Mark] McMorris in second, too,” Toutant said.
Toutant was followed by fellow Canadian and roommate Mark McMorris whose third run with a backside double cork 10 landed the 17-year old with the silver.
2011 Winter X Games
Aspen, CO – Jan. 30, 2011
1. Sebastien Toutant, Canada, 93.00
2. Mark McMorris, Canada, 90.00
3. Tyler Flanagan, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 82.66
4. Chas Guldemond, Reno, NV, 81.00
8. Eric Willett, Breckenridge, CO, 19.00