Mark McMorris wins World Cup slopestyle snowboarding bronze in Colorado

Mark McMorris (Adam Burwell, Wikimedia Commons)

Two-time Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Mark McMorris of Regina, Saskatchewan won a World Cup bronze medal in slopestyle snowboarding in Aspen, Colorado on Saturday. For McMorris, who won the bronze medal in men’s slopestyle snowboarding at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, he has now won nine World Cup career medals.

McMorris posted a score of 81.9 points. Marcus Kleveland of Norway won the gold medal with 87.58 points. Redmond Gerard of the United States won the silver medal with 82.16 points. McMorris earned a medal by 0.72 points over Canadian Olympic silver medalist Max Parrot of Cowansville, Quebec, who finished in fourth place with 81.18 points. Parrot won the silver medal in men’s slopestyle snowboarding at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

With the bronze medal, McMorris is in fifth place in the World Cup standings with 60 points. Kleveland leads with 160 points. There is one more World Cup men’s slopestyle snowboarding event this season. That will take place in Silvaplana, Switzerland on March 28.

This was the second medal over the last week for McMorris in Aspen. This past Tuesday, he won the gold medal in men’s big air snowboarding at the 2021 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships. McMorris is still looking for his first career Olympic gold medal. He will have his chance at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 

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