Ohioans are making waves all the way in Pyeongchang.
17-year-old Red Gerard, originally from Rocky River, Ohio – just west of Cleveland – earned the United States its first gold medal of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday, earning first-place in men's slopestyle snowboarding.
Gerard finished with a final score of 87.16 to edge out Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris, and his family went justifiably nuts on the homefront.
— Amani Abraham (@AmaniAbraham) February 11, 2018
Gerard now lives in Colorado – the hills are bigger there – but he still has family in the great state of Ohio, including his cousin Freddy Gerard, who is a junior forward on the No. 6 Ohio State men's hockey team, which downed top-ranked Notre Dame the same day Red won the gold.
— Freddy Gerard (@FreddyFolsom) February 11, 2018
Sounds like it's a family of champions.