Red Gerard chats with WKYC's Will Ujek to reflect on gold medal, home

He's a 17-year-old Olympic gold medalist who happens to be a Northeast Ohioan.

PYEONGCHANG -- He's the youngest snowboarder to win a gold medal in the Olympics.

He's 17 years old and a sudden U.S. sensation.

He also happens to be from Northeast Ohio.

Red Gerard spent his early childhood in Rocky River before his family bought a winter home in Colorado, where he learned to snowboard in their back yard.

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Over the weekend, Gerard took gold in the men's snowboard slopestyle as his family cheered from the sideline in Pyeongchang. Meanwhile, the rest of his family and friends gathered at a bar in Rocky River to watch.

WKYC's Will Ujek caught up with Gerard 24 hours after his gold medal run to get his thoughts on his accomplishment.