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Vito advances to X-Games finals (Video included)

Bellefontaine native and Olympian Louie Vito (pictured) advanced in the elimination round of the X-Games SuperPipe Thursday night in Aspen, Colorado.

The top 16 snowboarders from across the world are invited to the annual competition.

The top eight scores from Thursday advanced.

Vito finished 8th with a score of 74.66.

You can watch Louie's run at http://xgames.espn.go.com/video/8878811/louie-vito-run-1-men-snowboard-superpipe-elimination

Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov had the highest score with an 87.33.

Five-time defending champ Shaun White was right behind I-Pod with an 87.00.

New Hampshire's Scotty Lago qualified third with an 82.66.

Japanese teenage sensation Ayumu Hirano, 14, placed sixth.

Here are the elimination round scores:

1. Iouri Podladtchikov 87.33

2. Shaun White 87.00

3. Scotty Lago 82.66

4. Markus Malin 81.00

5. Matt Ladley 80.00

6. Ayumu Hirano 78.66

7. Christian Haller 76.00

8. Louie Vito 74.66

You can see the X-Games finals Sunday night at nine o'clock on ESPN.

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