Everyone knew the men's slopestyle competition was going to be a battle, but nobody could have expected the lengths these athletes were prepared to go to take the X Games 2013 gold. When the dust cleared it was Mark McMorris who claimed victory in today's final, scoring an unheard of 98.00 during his third run, and defending his crown for a second year in a row. He was followed by X Games newcomer Maxence Parrot, who was the surprise breakout of the competition. Parrot took command of second place after the first run with a 90.00, and managed to keep a solid grip of the silver even though his subsequent runs we're lackluster. Seppe Smits earned a bronze with an 85.00 for his first run.
McMorris continued the trend of the weekend and after throwning down a aboslutely huge run, he capped it all off with a big air triple
Mike Jankowski, U.S. Snowboarding Coach spoke about the event, saying, “The level of riding continues to progress at every competition. Chas is riding really well, but he has a little bit of work to do. McMorris' triple has really set the bar for a whole new level of competition. Chas has all the tools and talent to put it all together. I am excited to see where he takes his riding. He has such a love for snowboarding and it always shows in his riding and attitude.”
Surprisingly, living legend Shaun White fell short of most expectations today, ending up in 5th. He scored a disappointing 71.00 for his first run, and just couldn't pull it together on the following two runs.