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Seth Wescott of the U.S. wins gold medal in men's snowboard cross

February 15, 2010 |  3:25 pm

Seth Wescott of Sugarloaf, Maine, has won the gold medal in the men's snowboard cross at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Mike Robertson of Canada finished second and Tony Ramoin of France finished third.

Nate Holland of Squaw Valley, Calif., fell during the final and finished a distant fourth.

Earlier in the competition, Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, Mich.) and Graham Watanabe (Sun Valley, Idaho) were unable to advance past the first round. Baumgartner fell during his run, while Watanabe finished third (the top two advanced).

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Seth Wescott reacts after beating the competition for the gold medal in snowboard cross on Monday. Credit: Roberth Gauthier / Los Angeles Times