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Pearce Brothers Win Silver And Gold Over The Weekend


Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California (January 27, 2009) – The Pearce family is clearing out room in the trophy case after a big weekend of wins. While Kevin Pearce took home X Games superpipe silver on Sunday night, his brother David won bowling gold at home in the Special Olympics Vermont. Kevins been tearing up halfpipes worldwide climbing podiums in every major halfpipe contest hes entered this month with a mix of amplitude, style and big spins.I couldnt wait to drop in the first run and start things off right. Despite the snow, the pipe was big and fast,” says Kevin. When Shauns up last you can never take a lead for granted, but I feel like I rode hard, went big and put down a solid run.”Kevin came into the superpipe hot, turning his first run into a solid lead. The Vermonter took full advantage of the extra four feet of height in the new, improved 22-foot X Game superpipe. Kevin went bigger than the competition linking an enormous frontside air, followed by a soaring McTwist, back-to-back 1080s. Having gone so big he ran out of pipe finishing up on a frontside 900 highpoint. The 21-year-old held gold in his grasp until the very last run of Winter X Games 2009, when Shaun White topped Kevins score by a controversial one point.Kevins older brother, David also took home a medal on Sunday. David, an athletic 23 year old born with Down syndrome won the gold in Unified Bowling in the Special Olympics Vermont held in Berlin, VT.