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Samson Danniels wins Mono Skier X

In one of the most competitive Mono Skier X finals, rookie Samson Danniels gets gold

Originally Published: January 29, 2012
By John Symms | ESPN.com

Winter X Games rookie Samson Danniels crossed the finish first in Mono Skier X on Sunday at Winter X 2012. Alaskan Gregory Peck took second, holding off defending champion Josh Dueck in third.

"Kids dream of this, I dreamt of it," Danniels said. "I got an X Games gold medal I'm going home with. It's pretty unbelievable."

The lead was handed off multiple times in the final heat as all four skiers jockeyed for position throughout the course. Peck led through ...

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