Taylor Gold is no stranger to Olympic snowboarding. After qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team he fell just short of the podium at Sochi in 2014. Four years later, Taylor is ripping into the 2017/ '18 season looking to make a statement in the halfpipe. After an unfortunate knee injury forced the Colorado native to hang up his snowboard for the 2016 season, he set his sights on returning strong in the new year. He did just that last January, earning himself a bronze medal at X Games Superpipe. Riding the wave of his first X Games medal and training all offseason, he's hungry to show the world he's a contender for a top spot at the Olympics come this February. Come witness Taylor compete for his second career victory at Dew Tour Breck this December 14-17.

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