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Vito grabs runner-up spot in Dew event



Louie Vito began his most recent snowboarding season in impressive fashion Saturday by finishing second behind Shaun White at the Dew Tour halfpipe finals in Breckenridge, Colo.

White set the bar high with a 95.25 on his first run. Vito also had a stellar opening run with a 90. Those scores held up the rest of the way to give White and Vito the top two trophy positions.

Vito went for a double 1200 in his second run, but was unable to land on his feet.

“This is a great starting point for my season,” said Vito in a U.S. Snowboarding press release. “I was really pushing to get the dub 12 and I am bummed I didn’t land it. The dub 12 was what I wanted in my run, but I couldn’t get it to my feet and I am looking forward to the next competitions to perfect my run.”

Taku Hiraoka finished third with an 81.5.

Vito will be back in action for the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colo., Jan. 7-13.

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