Shaun White rebounded from a crash Thursday to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in slopestyle snowboarding by winning the fourth of five selection events.
White, the two-time reigning Olympic halfpipe champion, won with a score of 95.20 points in the second of two finals held Thursday at Mammoth Mountain.
He'll be joined by another Lake Tahoe-based snowboarder: Jamie Anderson, who won the women's event in the morning.
Mammoth is holding an extra qualifier this weekend after a storm forced the cancellation of the third qualifier last week at Breckenridge, Colo.
White crashed in the first of two events when falling face first while trying a double flip on the second big jump of the course. He finished last among the 13 competitors, then came back and won the second event with just one run.
"I haven't taken a hit like that in a long time," he said. "I got some food and some medicine and came back and just knew that was all I had in me."
White is hoping to defend his halfpipe title while winning in the new slopestyle event. First he has to qualify with two halfpipe finals scheduled Friday.
Chas Guldemond of Lake Tahoe was third in slopestyle and moved to the top of Olympic selection standings with his first top-four result.
Anderson, 23, joined Sierra-at-Tahoe buddy Maddie Bowman on the U.S. Olympic team. Bowman qualified in freeskiing halfpipe last week. Both are considered gold-medal favorites in their respective events.
But the Americans are battling for a third sled in the four-man competition Sunday. Butner and Cunningham are ranked 16th and 17th, respectively.