Truckee snowboarder Toby Miller claims fourth at world championships
Since a youngster, Truckee snowboarder Toby Miller has been heralded as the future of the sport, drawing comparisons to Shaun White.
Now 18, Miller is beginning to live up to those lofty expectations, claiming fourth place at the International Ski Federation Snowboard, Freestyle Ski and Freeski World Championships last week in Park City, Utah.
Miller was the only American rider to take part in the three-run snowboard halfpipe final and landed back-to-back double cork 1260s (two flips with three and a half spins) to earn a score of 90.00 on his second run.
“I couldn’t be more stoked to land my second run,” Miller said in an interview with Team USA. “The level of riding out here was just through the roof. This was one of the craziest finals of the season, I’d say.”
Australian Scotty James won the event with a score of 97.50, Yuto Totsuka, of Japan, was second with a score of 92.25, followed by Swiss rider Patrick Burgener with a score of 91.25.
Miller’s season, thus far, has included a first-place finish in halfpipe at the International Ski Federation Junior World Championships, and a second-place finish at a World Cup event at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.