Shaun White won’t compete in the upcoming snowboard slopestyle finals, but that doesn’t mean America won’t be represented, as Sage Kotsenburg is among the four competitors who made it past the semifinals.
Whoa how random is this I made finals at the Olympics!!!
— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 8, 2014
Kotsenburg, 20, enjoyed the second-best run of the semifinals with a 90.50 score, just behind Billy Morgan (90.75). Mark McMorris (89.25) came in third while Yuki Kadano took foruth with an 84.75 score.
Seppe Smits barely missed the mark with an 84.50 mark. Two Americans came close to joining Kotsenburg, as Ryan Stassel managed an 83.25 mark while Charles Guldemond generated a 79.75 run.
- He’s very active on Twitter, with more than 5,000 posts as of this writing.
- Kotsenburg won two silvers in the Winter X Games (2012 and 2010) and one bronze in 2011.
- USA Today spotlighted him here.