SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17: Mac Bohonnon of the United States competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification on day ten of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Mac Bohonnon left his Madison, Conn. home at the age of 13, in pursuit of becoming an Olympic Freestyle Aerialist.
That dream came true today for the 18-year-old who became the only American to advance to the final rounds. And it was during his first ever Olympics.
Bohonnon looked like anything but a newcomer on the international stage.
After run 1, he was in 7th place out of 12. In run two, he moved to 5th place out of eight, but that was not enough to advance further.
Social media is flooded with pride at how the local teen did during the games.
@MacBohonnon yeah Mac !!! Way to slay it ! Proud of you !
— Allison Lee (@AllisonTLee) February 17, 2014
@MacBohonnon regardless of the fact you didn't make it to the finals, you did SPLENDID! the US is proud of you!
— Mariam Jonas (@mariamthekid) February 17, 2014
To achieve his Olympic dream, Bohonnon has been training full-time at the U.S. Ski Team’s Elite Aerial Program at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York.