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Skiing with a heart-shaped rock he got from his wife and in front of a crowd waving pictures of his 2-year-old girl, Nayeli, the 23-year-old from Reno, Nev., overcame sloppy conditions to win the first Olympic ski halfpipe contest.
The Olympic debut of halfpipe skiing was less than stellar late Tuesday with saucer-sized snowflakes slowing skiers and limiting the sky-high trickery in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park halfpipe.
David Wise soared through sleet and snow and ended up with gold - a mighty nice present to bring home to his daughter.