Photos by Mike Hopkins

Derek Livingston (Aurora, ON) took home the bronze medal Friday night at the Calgary, AB 2019 Halfpipe Rodeo World Cup presented by Aexos. It’s the Canadian rider’s first ever World Cup podium, and the Ontario native earned is bronze medal on home soil with a score of 85.00.  Japan’s Yuto Totsuka (89.00) and Ruka Hirano (87.50) took home the gold and silver respectively.

“It’s surreal, for a long time it didn’t even feel like I podiumed,” exclaimed Livingston. “Once I was able to see all my friends, my coach, my family, everybody coming in to wish me congratulations, that’s when all the emotions and the euphoric feeling came rushing in all at once.”

1. Yuto Totsuka (JPN)
2. Ruka Hirano (JPN)
3. Derek Livingston (CAN)

1. Queralt Castellet (ESP)
2. Xuetong Cai (CHN)
3. Sena Tomita (JPN)