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ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa, Jan. 26, 2015 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Olympic gold medalist and Alpha Omega Academy
graduate Sage Kotsenburg returned to competition last weekend during the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.
The 21-year-old who resides in Park City, Utah, finished in 5th place in men's snowboard slopestyle, the same event in which Kotsenburg won an Olympic gold in Sochi
last year. Of Sage's three runs in the finals, his best score was 83.33. Mark McMorris won the event with a score of 96.0. The Canadian also won the big air snowboard event at this year's X Games.
In addition to his Olympic gold medal, Kotsenburg has previously won two X Games medals. He earned a silver medal in men's snowboard slopestyle at Winter X Games Aspen 2012 and a bronze in men's snowboard big air at Winter X Games 2011.
After what Kotsenburg self-described as a roller coaster year after winning in Sochi, including a media tour of interviews with the likes of David Letterman, Kotsenburg was likely just glad to be back on the slopes.
"It's just crazy what a year it's been," Kotsenburg said in a short X Games preview video
. "I just wanted so badly to go snowboard again. Once [the media tour] ended, it felt like I was finally back to where I belonged almost--back to Sage snowboarding. That's all I am. I'm just a snowboarder."
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