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Men's halfpipe

David Wise poses for a portrait. (Harry How/Getty Photo)
David Wise poses for a portrait. (Harry How/Getty Photo) (Harry How / Chicago Tribune)

When:

Feb. 18.

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Best of the U.S.: Aaron Blunck, Lyman Currier, Torin Yater-Wallace and David Wise.

Best of the rest: Canadians Mike Riddle Justin Dorey and Kevin Rolland of France.

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U.S. chances to medal: Wise, a three-time X Games champion, is favored, especially since his rival and buddy Yater-Wallace was sidelined for much of the season because of a collapsed lung and broken ribs.

Little-known fact: Yater-Wallace is the grandson of Renny Yater, the vision behind Santa Barbara-based Yater Surfboards.

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