Red Gerard qualifies for first U.S. Olympic snowboard team

Red Gerard is heading to his first Olympics. The 17-year-old won the snowboard slopestyle contest at the U.S. Grand Prix at Snowmass on Friday, an event that was the fourth of five qualifiers for the U.S. Olympic slopestyle and big air team. Gerard also won the first qualifier, which was held last winter, and was able to secure his spot on the team for PyeongChang with his result at Snowmass. For the second time this week, weather impacted the contest. Due to snowfall, the finals were delayed by about an hour, and the third and final jump had to be eliminated.

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