Vancouver is Looking Real Good! Louie Vito found a way to land his second and final run and as a result he soared to a second place finish at the third of five Olympic Qualifiers. For Vito, two second-place finishes have him closing in on an Olympic spot and, while not mathematically solidified yet, it is almost a certain thing and he's happy with where he's standing.
"I can't really do much more, I just have to keep riding strong and keep getting better. I hope two seconds get me through, I have another contest and I could get a first, but I'm just going to try to be consistent," Vito said.
Vito put down a double cork, cab double cork, frontside air, backside 9, and a frontside 1080 for his spot on the podium and he plans to keep upping the ante to make it to the Games. "I landed, I got a top three. That's all I really wanted and all I could hope for. Everyone's riding well and I have to keep stepping it up and I'm hoping for the best and what gets me to Vancouver," Vito said. The podium finish, however, puts Vito in solid position for making the U.S. team headed to Vancouver in February.