Snaps from Sochi: See 22 Instagram photos in reaction to Team USA’s slopestyle sweep

February 13th, 2014 by

Last night men’s slopestyle skiing made its debut at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, and Team USA swept the podium with Joss Christensen taking gold, Gus Kenworthy silver and Nick Goepper bronze. Once again, those within the ski industry took to Instagram to congratulate the victors and celebrate the historic moment.

“This homie… Right here… Just won the Olympics. He is by far the coolest, most talented, most fun, and most deserving people I ski with all season. Love you buddy! Congrats! @4bi9media #allgold #bringmeabeer @irideparkcity” – Tom Wallisch

“This is @josschristensen … Also OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST!!! You are the king my friend. Nobody deserves this more than you!!!! Love you homie I’m in tears!!!!”

“Congrats to my twinsey teamy @rockstarenergy @irideparkcity @fischersports and @usfreeskiing for taking GOLD in sochi! I couldn’t think of a more genuine kind person I’ve known since he was 11 to represent slopestyle skiing and from PC!! So happy for u @josschristensen !!” – Ashley Battersby

“Unbelievably stoked for my homie @josschristensen for winning Gold at the first ever Olympic slopestyle event! You truly are the #1 Hot rider.” – Steve Stepp

“WHHAAAAAAATT!! Best thing to wake up to! USA SWEEP! 3rd in History!! @josschristensen leading the way! #BooYa #Merica” – Maks Gorham

“Crazy week in Sochi. So stoked for these guys, they killed it today! @josschristensen @guskenworthy @nickgoepper #hypingggg have fun tonight!” – Bobby Brown

“So unbelievably proud of these 3 and especially @josschristensen bringing home the gold for his father, his nation, his family & friends. @guskenworthy and @nickgoepper round out the podium in 2nd and 3rd. You did the sport proud today boys. Thanks for all of your efforts! @usfreeskiing #freeskiing #olympics #slopestyle #dreamsdocometrue” – Jen Hudak

“Man, it was unreal last night! On another note- One of my best friends, @josschristensen just won a GOLD medal at the debut of Ski Slopestyle in the #sochi2014 #olympics. Joss is literally the nicest most pleasant human in the entire world and today he dedicated it all to his late father, JD. I know you made him so proud today Joss!!! Love you heaps my man, soak it all in!!” Peter Adam Crook

“This amazing kid just won the friggin #olympics!!! Ahhhh I’m sooooo ecstatic for you :) @josschristensen” – Dania Assaly

“Me with future Olympic gold medalist @josschristensen . Congrats man! Could not be more stoked on who the world saw as the leader of our sport!” – LJ Strenio

“Today was the day! Thanks to everybody that helped us along the way! 3 out of 4 norwegians to the final! @andreashatveit on 4th, myself on 7th and @oysteinbraten on 10th! #sochi2014 #insane” – Aleks Aurdal

“Wow. I can’t believe it. Getting 3rd in the Olympics and sharing the podium with @josschristensen and @guskenworthy during the most insane slopestyle skiing contest ever. What a day. #teamusa #sweep #blessed” – Nick Goepper

“Thank u every1 for the unbelievable support – this is an amazing journey that I’m privileged to be a part of!! I can’t wait to shred once I’m healthy again! Thank u for today & every day, sorry I couldn’t completely hold it down – please know that I’m proud as can be to represent Great Britain with this crew!! (Among many others!) :D #Olympics” – James “Woodsy” Woods

“These guys are awesome!! Thanks gor the support!! @mikaelkingsbury @philmarquis Marc-Antoine Gagnon! Took some risk with a hard run, wasn’t able to put it down in the first run! That why I got a second one!” – Alex Bealieau-Marchand

“Best day ever” – Chris Laker

“So happy for these three guys right now!! USA sweep! #TEAMUSA #slopestyle @josschristensen @guskenworthy @nickgoepper” – Julia Krass

“There is not a nicer human being in this world that deserves this more! Congratulations @josschristensen you are amazing #GOLD” – Keri Herman

“Thanks for bringing it home Joss!!!” – Karl Fostvedt

“Super stoked I made finals and stoked I gave it a shot in finals. I didn’t end up landing the run I wanted but I am so stoked I made it this far! Thanks to all my family and friends for the support and especially to @lauramechielsen for being the world best supporter! Congrats @josschristensen @guskenworthy and @nickgoepper for taking the podium and to everyone else who showed the world what slopestyle skiing is today! #sostokedrightnow” – Russ Henshaw

“I couldn’t be happier for my brother @josschristensen! No one deserves it more than this kid! #jossfoprez” – Aaron Blunck

“I really wouldn’t care if I would have got the 14th place or so but it really sucks to be dropped by someone who gets an 83 with a run that included a handdrag and a sideways landing when others are getting 60′s for the smallest mistakes ever. I’m glad this is over now and it’s time for something else than competing for a while.” – Anti Ollila

“DOLLO FOR GOLD!” – Oscar Harlaut

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Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.