Telluride's Gus Kenworthy competes in men's slopestyle skiing, also adopting Sochi stray puppies

SOCHI, Russia - Telluride's Gus Kenworthy is celebrating at the Olympics today with his American teammates.

Kenworthy scored a silver in men's slopestyle skiing, helping Team USA swept the podium spots.

American Joss Christensen soared gold in the sport's Olympic debut. American Nick Goepper took third.

Kenworthy blew his first run, scoring just 31.00, landing him 10th out of the 12 competitors. But he battled back, scoring a 93.60 and a silver medal on his second run.

See photos from his qualifying and final runs here.

He raised his arms over his head after his second finals run and busted out laughing when his score was revealed.

Kenworthy was born in Great Britain, but lives in Telluride where he learned to ski as a toddler.

Even before he medaled, Kenworthy was already planning to take a piece of Sochi home with him -- at least one of the many stray dogs around town, hopefully four puppies and their mother.

"I've been around animals all my life," Kenworthy said.

A forlorn picture of Kenworthy holding one of the dogs has been circulating on social media since Kenworthy tweeted it Tuesday.

"Oh my glob [sic], look who I just found! :)," Kenworthy tweeted.

A day later he tweeted, "Also, for the people wondering, I've lined up kennels 4 the pups & made vaccination appointments. Doing all I can to bring them home w/ me!"

Kenworthy said family members back home are already lining up to adopt.

"I'll keep one for myself," he said.