SOCHI, Russia -- You can practically imagine Travis Pastrana wishing that U.S. snowboarders Alex Deibold and Trevor Jacob had their wild Olympic finish on his show.
Who knows? Maybe they can re-create it on a future episode of “Nitro Circus.”
It was fascinating theater on a rain-soaked muddle of a course, a sliding photo finish between Deibold and Jacob in the semifinals of men’s snowboard cross on Tuesday morning.
Mere inches separated the teammates fighting for the last spot in the final. Deibold later ended up with a bronze medal. Jacob ended up with a suspected broken ankle.
Pierre Vaultier of France took the gold, and Nikolay Olyunin of Russia captured silver,...