Voisin Podiums in Silvaplana
For Voisin, the podium in Silvaplana comes just two weeks after her first World Cup podium at the Olympic test event in PyeongChang, Korea, where she placed second. The 17-year-old put down a great run that included back-to-back 900s. “So happy to end my (competition) season on the podium!” Voisin said in an Instagram post. “Huge congrats to all the ladies…looking forward to some spring skiing!”
Emma Dahlstrom of Sweden took first, wrapping up an incredibly strong year, including a win at the Visa U.S. Grand Prix in Park CIty and regular podiums throughout the season. Giulia Tanno of Switzerland was second.
Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) also made the final, finishing fifth. Keri Herman (Bloomington, MN) was ninth with Julia Krass (Hanover, NH) 15th.
For the men, McRae Williams (Park City, UT) was the top finisher in eighth. Colby Stevenson (Park City, UT) and Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) also both made the final, finishing 12th and 16th respectively. Rounding out the men: Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA), 21st; Alex Hackel (Sunday River, ME), 22nd; Alexander Hall (Park City, UT), 25th; Tim Ryan (Gilford, NH), 33rd.
· Maggie Voisin earned her second World Cup podium with a third-place finish. Her first run scored 69.60: backside 270 off, left 360 mute, right 720, left 900 tail, switch left 900 mute, slide, frontside 270 off.
· It was the last FIS World Cup slopestyle event of the season.
So happy to end my (competition) season on the podium! Huge congrats to all the ladies…looking forward to some spring skiing!
Americans Sweep Rev Tour Slopestyle Podium
WINTER PARK, CO (March 2, 2016) – The Revolution Tour continued this week with a stop at Winter Park Resort, where some of the world’s best up-and-coming freeskiers competed in back-to-back slopestyle contests. Americans Nadia Gonzales (Keystone, CO) and Caroline Claire (Willmington, VT) each picked up a win for the women, while Aaron Milligan (Avon, CO) and Cody Cirillo (Breckenridge, CO) both took wins for the men.
At the first slopestyle competition on Tuesday, the Americans swept both men’s and women’s podiums: Marin Hamill (Park City, UT) was second for the women while Claire was third and Ryan Mcelmon (Park City, UT) was second for the men while Hunter Hess (Bend, OR) was third. Rubocki has been on a roll in 2016, as she also won the Mammoth Mountain slopestyle event in January. “It feels pretty good,” Rubocki said of her Colorado win. “There were speed issues in the beginning of the day but by the end of the day the sun came out and it was pretty good.”
The Americans also dominated at the second slopestyle event on Thursday, taking five of the six podium spots: Taylor Lundquist (Park City, UT) was second for the women while Hamill was third and Levi Ascher (Vail, CO) was second for the men.
Other top American finishers at the first slopestyle: Kathryn Alexander (Alameda, CA), fourth; Quinn Wolferman (Missoula, MT), fourth; Ashton Glass (Park City, UT), fifth; Cody Cirillo (Breckenridge, CO), fifth; Rell Harwood (Park City, UT), sixth; Nikita Rubocki (Boise, ID), seventh; Dylan Sondrup (Park City, UT), seventh; Taylor Lundquist (Park City, UT), eighth; Grace Henderson (Waterville Valley, NH), ninth; Carson Lehouillier (Lake Tahoe, CA), ninth; Fred Bridweser (Canton, OH), 10th.
Other top American finishers at the second slopestyle: Kathryn Alexander (Alameda, CA), fourth; Nikita Rubocki (Boise, ID), fifth; Andy Partridge (Park City, UT), fifth; Ashton Glass (Park City, UT), sixth; Carson Lehouillier (Lake Tahoe, CA), sixth; Grace Henderson (Waterville Valley, NH), seventh; Hunter Hess (Bend, OR), seventh; Rell Harwood (Park City, UT), eighth; Alexander Breda (Waterville Valley, NH), eighth; Nadia Gonzales (Keystone, CO), ninth; Ryan Mcelmon (Park City, UT), ninth; Jacob Prichard (Lake Placid, NY), 10th.
Next up for the Revolution Tour the freeskiers will compete in halfpipe and slopestyle events at Seven Springs, PA March 16-18.
· Nadia Gonzales won the first slopestyle for the women. Her best run scored 87.75: Blind 270, right 360 tail, backflip, frontside 270, switch left 540, left corked 720
· Aaron Milligan won the first slopestyle for the men. His best run scored 86.25.
· Caroline Claire won the second slopestyle for the women. Her best run scored 91.25.
· Cody Cirillo won the second slopestyle for the men. His best run scored 92.00.
· The U.S. Revolution Tour is the place for top amateur skiers and snowboarders to prove their merit and transition from competing at grassroots to the elite level.
It feels pretty good. There were speed issues in the beginning of the day but by the end of the day the sun came out and it was pretty good.
Yater-Wallace Leads American Sweep at X Games
OSLO, Norway (Feb. 28, 2016) – It was an American sweep for the men at X Games Oslo Sunday night with Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) making a triumphant return to the top of the X Games halfpipe podium, followed by good friend Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) in the silver-medal position and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) in bronze. Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) led for the women with a silver medal.
It has been a long trek for Yater-Wallace, widely considered one of the greatest talents of his sport, since he won gold at X Games Tignes in 2013. A series of injuries have kept him sidelined at times throughout the past several years, but it was his recent battle with a life-threatening case of Streptococcus that was the most serious. “It was a hard start to the season,” Yater-Wallace said. “I had to deal with some illnesses, but I’ve been on skis as much as I can and been enjoying time at home riding in Aspen.” Cleared to ski again in January, the Aspen native proved that he was ready to return to the top of the international ranks with a performance in Oslo that featured enormous amplitude and culminated with an alley-oop double flatspin 1080–the trick of the night.
I can not put into words how happy I am on getting my 3rd xgames gold tonight in Oslo. After what has been one of the hardest years of my life dealing with more medical issues than I can explain I was able to put a run down when it mattered. Thank you to all my sponsors, coaches, fans, and everyone who support me on this adventure of a year! A big shout to everyone competing especially my home town Colorado boys alex_ferreira3 and guskenworthy for taking 2nd and 3rd to sweep to podium: kylemeyr
“I don’t even have the words,” Yater-Wallace said of the win. “It’s just an amazing night…I’ve been wanting to do that alley-oop double flatspin in a contest for a while now and it was finally the right pipe…It’s unreal to have three Colorado boys on the podium: Alex, one of my best friends and Gus. We all grew up skiing together so this is pretty unreal.”
Ferreira, another Aspen native, was leading the competition until his best friend took the lead from him in run two. Ferreira’s run featured four doubles and he held on for his first X Games silver medal, his third medal overall (bronze from Aspen 2014 and 2015).
Wow, what an insane night! After falling in my first two runs I’m so stoked I was able to land my third and final run and secure a another podium! Can’t give enough props to the kid, Torin for taking the win tonight. He is a champion in every sense of the word. At the beginning of the season Torin got an infection and ended up getting so sick that he was on life support – now he’s back on top of the X Games podium! Also big ups to Alex Ferreira for landing an incredible run and taking home 2nd place. Couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this U.S. (and Colorado) podium sweep! Thank you Oslo for being such an amazing host city for the X Games and to everybody who showed up to watch the events live and to all of you who tuned in online! Now for the after party!
Kenworthy, who earned bronze in big air the night before and silver in both halfpipe and slopestyle a month ago in Aspen, has not missed an X Games podium in four starts in 2016. “I’m just stoked,” Kenworthy said after the event. “I’m having a good year personally and with my skiing and it’s so good to be on snow with an amazing pipe and an amazing crowd here in Oslo.”
More than half of the 20-man field at X Games Oslo was comprised of American skiers: David Wise (Reno, NV) was fourth, Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) seventh, Kyle Smaine (South Lake Tahoe, CA) eighth, Taylor Seaton (Avon, CO) ninth, Broby Leeds (Vail, CO) 10th, Jacob Beebe (Bend, OR) 12th, Lennon Vaughan (Steamboat Springs, CO) 13th, Jaxin Hoerter (Breckenridge, CO) 16th, Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) 18th and Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO) 19th.
Bowman, who won gold in halfpipe last month in Aspen, used three versions of the 900 (though not on her highest-scoring run) to earn the silver medal. It was her seventh overall X Games medal. Bowman, who also won Olympic gold at Sochi in 2014, said, “I just came out and gave it everything I had. I had a good night and I was happy to get three nines in there.”
Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) finished fifth for the ladies. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) was sixth and Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) was eighth.
· Torin Yater-Wallace won gold. His second run scored a 95.00: double 1260 mute, left 1080 tail, switch right 720 mute tweak, right alley-oop double flatspin 1080 Japan.
· Alex Ferreira earned silver. His first run scored a 93.33: right double 1260 mute, left double 1080 safety, switch rightside 720 high safety, leftside double 1260 Japan, rightside down-the-pipe double 900 Japan.
· Gus Kenworthy earned bronze. His third run scored a 90.33: left double 1260 safety, rightside 1080 oppoite tailgrab, switch leftside double 1080 Japan grab, ally-oop double flatspin 900 Japan.
· Maddie Bowman earned silver. Her third run scored an 85.33: left 900, right 900, left 540 tail, right 720, switch 720.
It feels amazing to be to back here and to put down that run. This is only the second time I’ve ever landed that trick and I couldn’t be happier to be here. It was a hard start to the season, I had to deal with some illnesses, but I’ve been on skis as much as I can and been enjoying time at home riding in Aspen.
I don’t even have the words; it’s just an amazing night. I couldn’t be happier with how tonight went. I definitely didn’t expect this coming into this event. I’ve been wanting to do that alley-oop double flat spin 1080 in a contest for a while now and it’s finally the right pipe. I was bummed a few years back when they removed the Euro X Games. I had some of the best results of my life at Euro X and yet again it delivers for me. It’s unreal to have three Colorado boys on the podium: Alex, one of my best friends and Gus. We all grew up skiing together so this is pretty unreal.
I’m just stoked. I’m having a good year personally and with my skiing and it’s so good to be on snow with an amazing pipe and an amazing crowd here in Oslo. It’s so rough when you fall on your first two runs but so I’m so happy to put be able to put down that third run.
I just came out and gave it everything I had. I had a good night and I was happy to get three nines in