Darcy Sharpe of Calgary, Alberta and Mark McMorris of Regina, Saskatchewan each won medals in men’s slopestyle snowboarding on Saturday at the 2018 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. For Sharpe, it was his first career medal at the Winter X Games and for McMorris it was his 15th medal in the history of the Winter X Games.
Sharpe posted a score of 91 points and McMorris had a score of 90 points. Marcus Kleveland of Norway won the gold medal with 93.66 points.
Sharpe and McMorris easily reached the podium. Sharpe beat American Red Gerard by 8.34 points and McMorris beat Gerard by 7.34 points. Gerard finished in fourth place with a score of 82.66 points.
However even though Darcy Sharpe and Mark McMorris each earned medals in men’s slopestyle snowboarding, it is only McMorris among the two who is going to represent Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The other Canadian Olympic slopestyle snowboarders are Tyler Nicholson of North Bay, Ontario Max Parrot of Cowansville, Quebec and Sebastien Toutant of L’Assomption, Quebec.
Darcy Sharpe may not be going to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, but his sister will be. Cassie Sharpe is a strong medal contender in women’s halfpipe skiing. However, Cassie Sharpe will be competing with adversity. That is because at the 2018 Winter X Games in Aspen on Thursday, Cassie Sharpe broke her thumb in the women’s superpipe skiing final.