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Gold Medalist Sage Kotsenburg Participates In His Toughest Competition Yet: The Snack Olympics

Sage loves nothing more than snowboarding and snacks. But can he take home another gold? BuzzFeed put him to the test.

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While in Sochi, snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg took home gold at the slopestyle snowboarding event.

Yeah, that's…that's not bad, Sage Kotsenburg.

BuzzFeed Sports@BuzzFeedSports

Yeah, that's…that's not bad, Sage Kotsenburg.

04:04 AM - 8 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He was pretty excited.

WOW!! I just won the Olympics!! Bringing back the first Gold here to the USA! Love seeing all the support from everyone YOU RULE!!

sage kotsenburg@sagekotsenburg

WOW!! I just won the Olympics!! Bringing back the first Gold here to the USA! Love seeing all the support from everyone YOU RULE!!

06:23 AM - 8 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Since Sage loves snacks...

John Gara / BuzzFeed

The first event was cookie curling. OK, so it's really like shuffleboard. But don't hold it against us. It's really hard to make a circle out of tape! Anyway, the objective is to slide cookies across the table. The person with the most points wins.

After the event we checked in with the athlete.

That was a really difficult competition. How are you feeling about how you did?

Sage Kotsenburg: I'm pretty bummed I came off the Olympics in snowboarding and FAILED in the Cookie Olympics, so it's kind of a bummer.

Have you ever tried anything this challenging?

SK: No, it's never been anything this challenging at all. It's a lot of hard work and it didn't pay off for me at all.

What do you have to say to your opponent?

SK: She's good. She's dangerous and I hope to see her back in four years. We'll have a big tournament.

After another round of losses we made sure Sage was still doing OK.

So, you're 0-2. What're you going to do now?

SK: I'm feeling the pressure right now. I just gotta eat a big doughnut right now, really fast.

Have you done this before?

SK: I haven't done this before and I just ate a giant sandwich before so this should be really disgusting.

Do you have a strategy?

SK: I think I'll just gobble. Gobble as much as I can.

Uh oh, 0-3...

OK, you already ate a sandwich, and now you had to do that. How do you feel?

SK: That's the only reason why I lost, I just ate. I totally would have had it.

So you didn't prepare correctly?

SK: I think he's way more hydrated too.

How would you have done it differently if you were to do it again?

SK: I would have just gone all in. One bite and just probably would have been dry heaving after, but it would have been worth it.

Sage won the Doritos event!

So, how are you feeling now?

SK: I'm feeling better about my life. I guessed Cool Ranch three times in a row and it finally worked out for me. Just process of elimination, ya know?

How do you feel about Doritos now? Is it going to change the way you see Doritos?

SK: I'm going to go home and buy every Doritos bag and just blind taste test in case this happens ever happens again.

What do you have to say to your BuzzFeed competitors now that they've beaten you?

SK: They had to have cheated. They cheated. On the first two. They cheated.

Ahh I wish the Sochi medals were made out of bacon thoooo..!!

sage kotsenburg@sagekotsenburg

Ahh I wish the Sochi medals were made out of bacon thoooo..!!

02:44 PM - 10 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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