Silverthorne's Red Gerard shows off the gold medal he won in snowboard slopestyle at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
Silverthorne's Red Gerard got the Winter Olympics off to a rousing start on Saturday in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The 17-year-old won the first gold medal of the Games for the United States when he came back to capture snowboard slopestyle.
Gerard was in last place heading into his final run. He scored 87.16 in his third and final run and watched the other competitors fall short.
Check out his gold-medal winning run from NBC!
Gerard talked about his winning run.
Silverthorne Town Manager Ryan Hyland joined Colorado's Morning News on Monday to talk about Gerard's accomplishment and what it means to the community.
Gerard in action in the Winter Olympics. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)