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Donning his Number 18 Peyton Manning jersey, Broncos fan Matt Ladley won his first gold medal at the X Games Aspen 2016 superpipe. He got some serious air—check out his 19-foot jump here—which earned him first place. During his post-competition interview, Ladley gave his favorite team a shout out, because Coloradans ride together. A Steamboat stalwart, he moved to the Centennial State when he was 11 to pursue a professional snowboarding career. Competing against Olympic riders from all over the world last weekend, this was a big accomplishment for Colorado and 24-year-old Ladley. Dare we say we’re up for another win on Sunday?