His roommate, Olympian snowboarder Kyle Mack, had to wake him up after Gerard slept past the time he'd intended to rise on a day he's presumably been prepping for for his entire brief life. Relatedly, he'd fallen asleep to Netflix the night before. Once awake, he discovered that he couldn't find his jacket and had to borrow his roommate's.
To his credit, he made it to the event on time. Though he was in last place going into his third run, that final performance earned him a place at the top of the podium for his creative approach to the course.