Triple Podium! Snowboard Star Mark McMorris Lands Triple Cork for X Games Big Air Triumph, Oakley Sweep
Torstein Horgmo’s first-ever Triple Cork made Winter X Games history last year. But as always, Oakley’s athletes weren’t done pushing the envelope. Coming from behind in the Big Air Finals on Friday, Oakley’s Young Canadian Star Mark McMorris threw down a massive Backside Triple Cork 1440 to claim glory in Aspen. Also stomping a clean Backside Triple Cork 1440 himself, Torstein’s overall score of 76 in the final jam session – and a perfect score of 50 – wasn’t quite enough to overtake Mark’s 80-point explosion.
Snowboarding’s biggest stars stormed the The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO for the 13th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards. Among the legendary cast of presenters were Oakley’s own super stars Terje Haakonsen and Danny Kass.
Mark McMorris has been flat out killing it. Oakley’s young snowboard ripper, who’s the first rider to ever have landed a complete backside triple cork 1440, is set to make his mark on the upcoming Winter X Games in Aspen after grabbing a Silver medal in Slopestyle last year. He’s making so much noise, in fact, that The Alli Show put out a killer feature on him…one that was later featured on an NBC Sports snowboarding broadcast.