According to the Canadian Press, Mike Riddle of Spruce Grove, Alberta won a World Cup competition in men's halfpipe skiing in Copper Mountain, Colorado on Friday.
Riddle rebounded after struggling in qualification to post a score of 91.2 points. Americans Aaron Blunck and David Wise posted scores of 87 and 83.6 points to finish in second and third place respectively.
It was Riddle's second world cup victory, as he previously won a world cup in Valmalenco, Italy on March 12, 2008. Riddle also won the 2011 World Championship in Park City, Utah.
Halfpipe snowboarding has been very popular on the Olympic program since its debut at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. American Shaun White has become an icon.
Halfpipe snowboarding is one of two new freestyle skiing events on the Olympic program next year, joining men's and women's slopestyle skiing.