The competition got underway at Buttermilk Mountain on Thursday during X Games Aspen 2013, and Team O'Neill was represented throughout the day. David Wise started where he finished off last year, placing first in the Ski Superpipe elimination round and is in prime position to defend his gold on Friday night. In Snowboard Slopestyle, Max Parrot wowed the crowd by placing third in elims heading into Saturday's final, following up his win at the O'Neill Evolution in Davos, Switzerland last week.

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Defending Ski Superpipe gold medalist David Wise finishes first in the elimination round, with finals taking place Friday night. Photo by Jordan Loyd/O'Neill Snow

Seb Toots heads into the X Games venue for Snowboard Slopestyle on Thursday. He's also competing in Big Air this weekend. Photo by Jordan Loyd/O'Neill Snow

David Wise is head and shoulders above the crowd during Superpipe Eliminations at X Games Aspen 2013. Photo by Jordan Loyd/O'Neill Snow

David Wise being interviewed by the local CBS affiliate after his first-place finish in Superpipe Eliminations. Photo by Jordan Loyd/O'Neill Snow

Aspen Spora and O'Neill Team Manager/Marketing Coordinator Jimmy Adams hit the corner pocket at the U.S. Freeski house. Photo by Jordan Loyd/O'Neill Snow

Aspen Spora reporting live from Aspen during a Thursday night snowfall at X Games 2013. Photo by Jordan Loyd/O'Neill Snow

Seb Toots will look to join the podium again in Big Air this weekend at X Games Aspen 2013. Photo by Jordan Loyd/O'Neill Snow

O'Neill Experience videos and photos are available at www.oneillexperience.com, Facebook, Twitter (@ONeillNAmerSNOW) and Instagram (@oneill_experience). Thursday also kicked off the daily photo competition to win a signature Seb Toots O'Neill jacket, which is hidden around the X Games venue. Those who correctly guess its whereabouts based on photo clues will be entered to win this popular style from O'Neill's 2012-13 collection.


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