Joss Christensen soared to gold in the sport's Olympic debut, posting a score of 95.80 on Thursday to beat teammates Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper.
The gold was the fourth for the U.S. at the Sochi Winter Games, all won on the slopes of the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. The sweep is the third for the U.S. in Winter Olympic history, joining men's figure skating in 1956 and men's halfpipe snowboarding in 2002.
Kenworthy, from Telluride, Colo., was already planning to head back home with at least one of the stray dogs that call the streets of Sochi home. Now they'll have some company - a silver medal. He raised his arms over his head after his second finals run and busted out laughing when his score of 93.60 was revealed.
Goepper, the gold medal favorite from Lawrenceburg, Ind., dropped a 92.40 during his first finals run but couldn't top it in the second as the pressure mounted. He smacked his skis against the second rail feature, ending his chance of leapfrogging Christensen.