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Vito rides well in final qualifier, misses Olympic berth (Video included)

Louie VitoLouie Vito had a strong run in the final Olympic halfpipe quarterfinal Sunday afternoon at Mammoth Mountain, California, but he was unable to secure a spot on Team USA for Sochi.

The Bellefontaine native finished fourth in the final qualifier with a 90.4.

Click to see his run.

Two-time gold medalist Shaun White won Sunday's event with a 96.6. Danny Davis followed with a 95 and Ben Ferguson was third with a 93.8.

You can see the complete Sunday results at http://ussnowboarding.com/sites/default/files/documents/events/2013-14/documents/SBHP%205%20Mens%20Results.pdf

White, Davis, Greg Bretz, and 20-year-old rookie Taylor Gold will represent our country next month.

Louie needed a big push with three qualifying events over the weekend.

On Friday, he finished fourth and fifth.

In 2010, Vito rode to a fifth-place finish at the Vancouver Games.

Louie will compete at the X-Games in Aspen, Colorado this week. He will also serve as a host on ESPN.

The Olympics begin February 6th.

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