Congrats are in order for Scotty James!
The 24-year-old professional snowboarder snagged the coveted gold medal in the Monster Energy Snowboard SuperPipe competition on Sunday (January 27) at X Games Aspen 2019 — making this his fourth X Games medal as well as second first place win in the discipline.
After having to settle for a silver medal in 2018, even though he landed an astonishing 98.00 scoring run, James earned a 94.00 on his second run that included a switch backside double cork 1080, backside double cork 1260, cab 1080 and a frontside double cork 1260. That second run score held, leaving him to take a victory lap down the deck of the pipe, high fiving fans along the way.
“I’m absolutely over the moon to get my second gold. I was a little nervous after my first run not landing and then we had to put it down in the second run and I was pretty happy,” James told Celeb Secrets. “It’s an amazing night here and everyone rode really well so it was cool.”
Rounding out the podium was 17-year-old X Games rookie Yuto Totsuka, who took home the silver medal with a 90.00. X Games veteran Danny Davis earned a podium spot for the first time since 2015, winning bronze with an 83.66.
Celeb Secrets caught up with James moments after winning the gold medal at the base of Buttermilk Mountain on Sunday. In the video below, he talks about how he managed to walk away with a win, what motivates him when he’s competing, and how he preps to land a run of a lifetime.
Keep up with James by following him on Instagram at @scottyjames31 and watch his winning run: