Teen Sensation Red Gerard Keeps His Cool to Deliver Surprising 1st Gold for USA

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Bleacher Report—In sports, you can never go wrong with a guy named Red: Red Auerbach, architect of the Boston Celtics dynasty; Red Grange, NFL pioneer and college football legend; Red Holzman, who coached the New York Knicks to their only two NBA titles. And now, the most improbable Red to reach the pinnacle of his sport, 17-year-old Red Gerard, who on Sunday stunned the world in snowboard slopestyle and delivered the USA's first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Amid windy and...

Teen Gerard wins slopestyle snowboarding for USA's 1st gold. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Red Gerard and his brothers built their own snowboarding features park in the backyard of their Colorado home as kids, one that provided them a gateway into a sport that is an equal mix of technical precision and daring creativity....