It looked like Red Gerard would fail to even make the podium, as two poor runs had the 17-year-old in 11th place heading into the last round.
However, despite what appeared to be some physical pain, the Rocky River native delivered a run for the ages in his final attempt to earn gold in men's Olympic slopestyle snowboarding.
Gerard had fallen on the first high jump his first two tries, but on his third threw down an incredible 1260-degree spin with a perfect landing. After an impressive 1080, he saved the best for last: A 1440 that more than satisfied the crowd and caused the teen to pump his fist before sliding to the ground in relief. The judges gave him a score of 87.16
Canadian Max Parrot nearly caught Gerard on the last run of the competition, but had to settle for silver after a score of 86.00.