David Wise And Alex Ferreira Turned Halfpipe Skiing Into A Team Event: A Double Podium In Photos

Feb. 22, 2018, 12:51 a.m. (ET)

David Wise and Alex Ferreira won gold and silver, respectively, continuing Team USA's domination in the halfpipe. For Wise, he defended his Olympic crown by scoring a monster 97.20 on his final of three runs after crashing on his first two. Ferreira earned his medal in his Olympic debut, laying down three runs scoring in the 90s, earning 96.40 on his final run to nab silver. No matter how different their journeys to the podium were, neither of them were truly alone and celebrated with the people who helped them get there.

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Alone In The Halfpipe

Alex Ferreira trains ahead of the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise trains ahead of the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Alex Ferreira reacts after a run in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Alex Ferreira competes in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Alex Ferreira competes in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Alex Ferreira reacts after a run in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Alex Ferreira competes in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Alex Ferreira reacts after a run in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Alex Ferreira reacts after a run in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise competes in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise competes in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise competes in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise reacts after a run in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise reacts after winning gold in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise reacts after winning gold in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Alex Ferreira celebrates winning silver in men’s ski halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise celebrates winning gold in the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Together In Victory

David Wise and Alex Ferreira celebrate winning gold and silver in men’s ski halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise and Alex Ferreira celebrate winning gold and silver in men’s ski halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise and Alex Ferreira celebrate winning gold and silver in men’s ski halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

(L-R) Alex Ferreira, David Wise and Nico Porteous of New Zealand celebrate at the victory ceremony for men's ski halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Backed By Their Village

Alex Ferreira celebrates with coach Elana Chase after winning silver in men’s ski halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise celebrates with his family after winning gold in men’s ski halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

David Wise celebrates with his family after winning gold in men’s ski halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.