Colby Stevenson is making historical past!

The 22-year-old rookie had a weekend to recollect at X Video games Aspen 2020, as he gained the inaugural Ski Knuckle Huck on Thursday (January 23) and the Jeep Males’s Ski Slopestyle competitors on Saturday (January 25). The slopestyle win additionally marked the primary gold medal obtained by a rookie.

“Its fairly surreal. I didn’t anticipate this in any respect,” Stevenson tells our reporters on the base of Buttermilk Mountain. “I knew I had a very good likelihood at Knuckle Huck as a result of that’s my speciality and what I actually like to do.”

“Slopestyle is my predominant focus clearly, however the brand new format simply helped me out. I had a bunch of various tips in my bag and I used to be capable of do completely different runs. It was very overwhelming to start with, however I used to be actually excited to give attention to completely different runs slightly than only one particular.”

Stevenson was actually on prime of his sport all the weekend. The skier certified first within the Elimination and took that momentum into the ultimate with runs that included a number of 630 variations, a double cork 1440 Cuban and swap left double cork 1440 security.

When requested how he selected which tips for the competitors, Stevenson says, “I simply needed to make use of all of the completely different options as a lot as I may.”

“In snowboarding, we spin all 4 instructions. Ahead left and proper and swap left and proper. So I needed to include that as a lot as I may all through the course and that’s sort of the place I began with my mindset for it. ”

Evan McEachran from Canada took silver and Switzerland’s Fabian Bosch bronze.

Watch our full interview with Colby beneath and ensure to maintain up with the rising skier by following him on Instagram at @colby_stevenson.

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