By Devin Prado
Redmond Gerard is a United States olympic snowboarder. He won the U.S. their first gold medal of 2018 in the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle event. Gerard is only 17 years old and hails from Silverthorne, Colorado. He is the youngest ever to win a U.S gold medal in snowboarding. When interviewed about his big day, he commented about waking up late for the big day because he stayed awake into the early hours watching a television show. He also happened to lose his jacket on the big day so it was one hectic and assumably stressful morning for him. Nonetheless, he was able to perform well and achieve the highest score.