Submitted by Admin on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 10:01

Now that the opening ceremonies are over and the competitions are underway at the 2014 Winter Games, Team USA's Sage Kotsenburg has taken the first gold medal in men slope-style.

Snowboarders are a tight-knit group, and although that can cause problems when one boarder stands out above the crowd, it is the source of tremendous group pride.

Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold of the Sochi Games in slopestyle on Saturday. And while Canadians may have some cause to gripe about the results, those on the mountain and closest to Kotsenburg offered plenty of slope support.

Sage Kotsenburg was born in Idaho on 27 July, 1993 and has become an excellent American snowboarder. He also won a bronze medal in Snowboard Big Air at the 2011 Winter X Games XV in Aspen, Colorado.

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony