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Shaun White Locks Up US Olympic Halfpipe Spot

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Kelly Clark and Shaun White celebrate their place on the United States Olympic team for Snowboarding Slopestyle and Halfpipe at the 2014 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Resort on January 19, 2014 in Mammoth, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Kelly Clark and Shaun White celebrate their place on the United States Olympic team for Snowboarding Slopestyle and Halfpipe at the 2014 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Resort on January 19, 2014 in Mammoth, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

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MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Shaun White is ready to three-peat.

The two-time Olympic halfpipe champion locked up a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in his signature event by winning the final qualifier on Sunday.

White posted a score of 96.6 to edge Danny Davis by 1.6 points. Ben Ferguson finished third. White, Taylor Gold and 2010 Olympian Greg Bretz earned automatic berths on the four-man team. The full U.S. squad will be named later Sunday evening.

White qualified for Sochi in slopestyle on Thursday. The event is making its Olympic debut.

Kaitlyn Farrington posted a 91.4 to win the women’s competition, ending 2002 gold medalist Kelly Clark’s four-event winning streak. Clark finished second and has already earned a spot on the U.S. women’s halfpipe team. Two-time Olympic medalist Hannah Teter was third.

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