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David Wise wins halfpipe skiing gold

David Wise wins halfpipe skiing gold

Posted by Liliana Castaño on February 19, 2014

 David Wise soared through sleet and snow and ended up with gold -- a mighty nice present to bring home to his daughter.

Skiing with a heart-shaped rock he got from his wife and in front of a crowd waving pictures of his 2-year-old girl, Nayeli, the 23-year-old from Reno, Nev., overcame sloppy conditions to win the first Olympic ski halfpipe contest.

A high-flying show this was not. But Wise overcame the conditions to score a 92 on his first run, which held up as the weather worsened. It was almost impossible to see the top of the pipe from the base by the end of the contest.

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