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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

Dusty Henrickson stuns everyone and wins the Jeep Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Seattle- Rookie snowboarder Dusty Henrickson showcased his talents on the slopes and broke history doing it.

Henrickson is the first American since 2009 to win the event. Henrickson had a very smooth and eloquent run, which put him atop of the leaders. His second run was highlighted by technical rails and stylish jumps, including a Cab hardway 270 bringback, a backside 1440 Weddle grab and a double crippler double grab melon to stalefish.

Stylemaster Rene Rinnekangas took silver and Mons Roisland took bronze, landing his switch backside double cork 1620 tailgrab for the first time at the X Games.

After it was all said and done, the rookie, who was the underdog in the event came on top. Henrickson broke history with winning two gold medals in his rookie debut and had this to say about it. “It’s been a great week,” Henrickson said. “I’m tripping still. It doesn’t really feel real yet. I feel I’m about to wake up soon. I don’t know what to say. I’m pretty speechless, honestly.”

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