Guseli qualified for finals in ninth place, joining the best in the sport in the 10-man final featuring Shaun White and the dominant Japanese riders.
In an incredible final which featured the first ever triple cork in halfpipe competition by Japanese rider Ayumu Hirano, Guseli put his best run down in the first round, scoring 83 points. He was unable to improve his score in the final two rounds, placing him in sixth, one spot ahead of double Olympic gold medallist Shaun White.
Guseli also had the biggest air and amplitude in the event, going the highest on the Space Force height metre.
âHad a very fun day ridingâ said the 16-year-old from Dalmeny in NSW.
âFelt so good to put some runs down. The energy and hype from the crowd was definitely something else, so cool to feed off that and try and put on a show for the people. Thanks to everyone who watched!â
Taking the win was Yuto Totsuka from Japan with 95.50 points, second went to American Taylor Gold with a score of 92, and third place was another Japanese rider, Ruka Hirano with 89 points.