19 Facts About Red Gerard

1. Red Gerard told Transworld Snowboarding that the Olympics make him "angry" because of the extreme expectations.

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2. Red Gerard won the slope-style competition there, and then secured his spot on the team with a second place slope-style finish in Snowmass, Colorado in January 2018.

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3. Red Gerard learned some of his best tricks in the features park he and his brothers set up on the hill on the back side of his house in Silverthorne, a few miles from the Continental Divide and the Breckenridge ski resort.

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4. Red Gerard became the first American to win a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Sunday by claiming victory in the men's slopestyle snowboarding, but he nearly didn't make the final at all after oversleeping because he stayed up late watching Netflix.

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5. Red Gerard had to wait for other competitors to finish but none topped his 87.16.

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6. Red Gerard entered the third and final run in last place.

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7. Red Gerard is the third-youngest man from any country to take home gold, behind only Fiske and Finnish ski jumper Toni Nieminen, who was 16 years old when he won gold in Albertville.

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8. Red Gerard says the best part about his win is that he\u0027s living his dream.

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9. Red Gerard is the youngest male Olympic snowboarding champion ever.

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10. Red Gerard was born in Ohio, though he currently lives in Silverthorne, Colorado, where he continues his training.

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11. Red Gerard is best known for winning the gold medal at the slopestyle snowboarding event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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12. Red Gerard has a cheering section of 18 people in Pyeongchang, including his parents, Conrad and Jen Gerard, and all six of his siblings, according to ESPN.

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13. Red Gerard told NBC Sports his dream is to see the best snowboarding spots.

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14. Red Gerard travels with the US Snowboarding Team and takes high school classes online, not in a traditional school, according to Denver Parent.

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15. Red Gerard told the Associated Press he hopes the backyard park can inspire other young snowboarders.

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16. Red Gerard told NBC Olympics that the weather in Korea actually reminds him of being in Ohio.

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17. Red Gerard was the first American gold medalist in the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the youngest American to medal in a snowboarding event at the Olympics.

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18. Red Gerard competed in the slopestyle and big air events for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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19. Red Gerard was born and raised in Ohio, but currently lives in Silverthorne, Colorado where he has his own miniature snowboarding park in his backyard with a rope lift.

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