Pates goes gold again in Youth Olympics

21st February, 2016 by

By John LaConte

LILLEHAMMER, Norway — Local Jake Pates has made a name for himself in halfpipe snowboarding in recent years. But if his country calls on him to throw down in slopestyle, then he’s certainly up to the task.At the Youth Olympic Games in Norway on Friday, Pates impressed the judges with a variety of tricks in the slopestyle competition, blending multiple flips, spins and even multiple grabs into his jumps. The dominant performance earned Pates his second gold medal of the Winter Youth Olympic Games, which are held every four years and invite one male and female competitor between the ages …

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