Carlson earns first Ski Slopestyle gold

Updated: January 29, 2011, 7:49 PM ET
By John Symms and Megan Michelson | ESPN Action Sports

Sammy Carlson won the men's ski Slopestyle finals at Winter X 15 Saturday in Aspen, Colo. Australian Russ Henshaw, who qualified first for Slopestyle finals, earned second place. And Norway's Andreas Håtveit got the bronze.

"It's been so long," Carlson said. "I've wanted this since I was a little kid. I've got my whole family here with me. Nothing feels better than this."

This is Carlson's sixth appearance at Winter X Games, but his first gold medal. He's been on ...

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