February 10th, 2014
09:47 AM ET

Slopestyle Medalist: "I March to My Own Tune"

The United States clinched the first gold medal of Sochi's Winter Olympics Saturday, but the Dutch dominated on ice and a joint record was claimed by Norway.

An upset opened the day's events in Russia when Team U.S.A's Sage Kotsenburg, 20, scooped the first gold in men's snowboard slopestyle. Kotsenburg tweeted his surprise at the win.

Kotsenburg's winning score of 93.5 edged out silver medal winner Staale Sandbech, 20, while Canadian Mark McMorris, also 20, took bronze.

SEE KOTSENBURG TALK ABOUT HIS "LAST MINUTE" JUMP WITH CNN'S RACHEL NICHOLS ABOVE

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