The medal winning performance concludes another amazing season for the 25 year old triple World Champion from Warrandyte, Melbourne, having won the World Cup title as the number one ranked snowboard halfpipe rider in the world, and landing on the podium at all seven events he competed in for five gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal.
The US Open ran a modified course design, that started with a 13-foot minipipe, featuring 6-foot tombstones, that transitions into the standard 22-foot superpipe.
James had trouble in the top section in his first two runs, but put down an impressive third run scoring 93.00 points, which included a massive switch backside double cork 1260, and was unlucky not to finish higher on the podium.
"It was tough, I am not used to that position (riding first in the final run), but I kind of needed that extra kick in the ass I think to come out and land my third run", James commented in the finish area.
"I am glad I put one down, a little disappointing, obviously I would have liked to have come away with the win, but it is what it is, everyone is riding amazing and I am just stoked to be out here."
Finishing above James on the podium was Japanese rider Yuto Totsuka in first place, with the silver medal going to Jan Scherrer of Switzerland.
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