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David Wise is the top American candidate to take home a gold in the inaugural ski halfpipe event in Sochi — an event that has been anticipated since the inclusion of snowboard halfpipe in 1998. Naturally, anyone who follows the world of ski halfpipe is quite familiar with Mr. Wise as he has completely dominated the competition circuit for the past two seasons. Taking first in 2012 and 2013 at X Games, a few Dew Tour stops, multiple U.S. Grand Prix events and the FIS World Championship for 2013, there is little doubt as to who is the man to beat these past few years. Most recently, Wise won two of five U.S. Olympic selection events and another X Games, leading into Sochi.
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