By Karen Price | Dec. 15, 2018, 2:47 p.m. (ET)
Chase Josey snowboards at the 2018 U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain on Dec. 8, 2018 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

 

Olympian Chase Josey earned a silver medal in the Dew Tour men’s modified superpipe competition on Saturday in Breckenridge, Colorado, and he was joined on the podium by fellow American and rising star Toby Miller, who took bronze.

The modified superpipe is new to the Dew Tour this season and features slopestyle jumps both at the beginning and the end of the halfpipe. The configuration provides a new challenge for the riders, who have to think differently about how they put together their runs and transfer in and out of the pipe. 

Josey, 23, who finished sixth in the halfpipe competition at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, put together a solid technical run on his second of three attempts, scoring an 88.33 to vault him into second place. With tricks including a switch frontside 540 and switch double Michalchuk, he more than doubled his first-run score of 41.33 and held his position through the third and final runs.

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Miller, who counts Shaun White among his friends and mentors, finished in third place. The 18-year-old from Mammoth Lakes, California, scored an 84.33 on his first run, which would end up being his best of the three and the one that stuck. 

No one, however, could top Australia’s Scotty James, the Olympic bronze medalist who scored a blistering 93.33 on his first run to take the top spot.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.