Louie Vito took fourth at the Dew Tour Finals in Breckenridge, Colorado on Saturday.
The achievement marks another step in his quest for Sochi.
30 of the top riders from across the world competed in the halfpipe competition. The top 16 advanced to the finals, held on Saturday, where Vito took fourth.
Shaun White was upset from an expected first-place finish by Greg Bretz.
The event marks the first of five Olympic selection events for freeskiing and snowboarding.
The next qualifying event will be the U.S. Grand Prix next weekend at Copper Mountain, Colorado.