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News: Nick Goepper Wins Freesk News: Nick Goepper Wins Freeski Slope Finals, Tom Wallisch, Kaya Turski Win Dew Cup
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Snowbasin, Utah — Nick Goepper won the men's freeski slope Finals at Sunday's Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championships with his score of 95.00 and he was also voted the Mitch Breakthrough Athlete of the Year.
In his winning run, he stepped things up and did a switch double 14 instead of the switch double 12 he did in his first run.
His run started with a 450 on 270 out on top rail, front swap backside 450 out on A-Frame, on the cannon box he did a switch 2 on rodeo 450 out. For the jumps, he started with a switch left double 10 Japan and finished with a switch right double 14 mute.
Tom Wallisch took home the Dew Cup and also won Toyota Athlete of the Year with his second-place finish and score of 92.25. He was ranked first overall with wins at each of the previous two Dew Tour stops, and he was the last to drop in to the finals with the only shot of bumping Goepper off the podium. Wallisch has come back in his second run to take the win at each of those events. But today in Utah, he was able to increase his score by one point, but it wasn't enough to overtake the 17-year-old Goepper.
"I’m not much of a go for broke, last run huck yourself, try something new kind of guy," Wallisch said. "I’d rather see skiing be smoother. Just full, complete, good runs. I never really try to huck myself second run. I just go for cleaning it up. Making it as smooth as possible. And it’s worked for me in the past, so I’m going to keep doing it."
His run went like this: switch lip 2 pretzel 2 on the down rail, to switch on frontside switchup backside 450 out, to switch on to cannon rail backside pretzel 450 out to switch. He hit up the jumps with a switch left double cork 1080 Japan to switch right double cork 1080 Japan.
Defending Dew Cup champ Bobby Brown finished third with 91.00 after his second run that started with a switch 2 to pretzel 2 on first rail, switch on to switchup inward 2 out on second, cork 630 on cannon then right double 12 to switch double 14 on the last two jumps.
"I was struggling on the course the last few days," Brown said. "I’m just stoked that I’m on the podium, and Goepper and Wallisch killed it today. I’m just happy to end the Dew Tour on the podium."
1. Nick Goepper, 95.00
2. Tom Wallisch, 92.25
3. Bobby Brown, 91.00
4. Chris Laker, 90.25
5. Russ Henshaw, 89.50
6. Alex Bellemare, 88.00
7. James Woods, 87.00
8. Joss Christensen, 82.00
9. Andreas Hatveit, 76.00
10. Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, 70.00
11. Jamieson Irvine, 69.00
12. JF Houle, 13.00
Kaya Turski won the women's freeski slope title with her score of 93.75, increasing her lead by one point in her second run at the Toyota Championships on Sunday, and she also took home the Dew Cup. This was the first year for a Dew Cup in women's freeski pipe.
Turski is on a hot streak after winning the X Games and the last stop of the Dew Tour. It's not suprising, with a winning run that consisted of switch 2 onto the flat box, gap blind swap on the flat down, blind swap on the A-Frame rail, into a blunt 450 off the cannon. For the jumps, she started wtih a switch 720 high mute into a switch 5 Japan.
“I’m training really hard," Turski said. "The opportunity of us being in the Olympics is really huge for me. I’m very excited to go and represent Canada in 2014.”
Second place went to Australian Anna Segal, who scored a 90.75 on her final run and pulled of her first cork 9 without ever attemping one.
Her run went like this: transfer from down rail into down box, back switchup on the up down rail, back 270 out grab on up cannon, right 7 safety on first jump and left cork 9 mute on second.
"I'm really excited to be up on the podium with Devin and Kaya," Segal said. "Those girls are so progressive and so solid. At X Games, Devin beat me, so it was kind of cool to one-up her on this one. Especially since she already won the pipe. She's had her fun."
Devin Logan - who won the Dew Cup and the competition for women's freeski pipe yesterday evening - podiumed again today with a third-place-finish after her first-run-score of 89.00.
"Devin really gave it her all, she’s keeping me on my toes," Turski said. "All the girls are really skiing well these days. The level is definitely being pushed. So it’s really exciting being up there and dropping in, you really have to bring your A Game, and that’s what I did."
Devin's started her higher scoring run with a switch on to up gap down box, to blind 270 out of the up down rail, to 180 safety grab out of the cannon. She hit up the jumps with a switch 5 mute on the first into a cork 7 tailgrab on the last.
She was also in contention for the Cup in slope, but after such a solid season, she had no regrets.
"I was just so happy with yesterday, I just wanted to come in today and have fun and that’s what I did," Logan said. "Just getting another podium is awesome in my eyes. I’m not upset that I got third at all, I’m actually really happy with how I skied."
1. Kaya Turski, 93.75
2. Anna Segal, 90.75
3. Devin Logan, 89.00
4. Emilia Wint, 82.00
5. Keri Herman, 77.00
6. Ashley Battersby, 71.75
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News: Tom Wallisch, Kaya Tursk News: Tom Wallisch, Kaya Turski Win Dew Tour Slopestyle Skiing At Killington
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Killington, Vermont - There was no room for error among the field of 14 freeskiers if the guys had any chance of cracking into the top three at Sunday's Pantech Invitational freeski slope Finals. It seemed like the win was in the bag for Bobby Brown, after he scored a 93.00 in his first run with his signature style; smooth and solid on the rail sections and huge and blasting over the three jumps. He stomped his landings and his score held on straight through until the last guy to drop in for second runs.
If the last to drop had been anyone other than Tom Wallisch, there may have been no contest. But Wallish was coming off a win at last month’s Dew Tour in Breckenridge, where he came back in his second run to take the title. In true Wallisch style, he did it again here in Killington. Not only did he bump Brown into second, he did it by scoring the highest ever in Winter Dew Tour freeski history with a 95.25.
"I was just trying to convince myself that I’m a second-run skier," Wallisch said. "So far every major contest win I’ve had has been second run. Even Euro X Games two season’s ago, we had three runs, but my brain just likes to do a good second run. So I was just trying to convince myself that was how it was going to go, get a good mindset, just picture myself at the bottom and just let my body do the work."
His run started with a switch lip blind 2 on the top down rail, into a right foot forward front up blind 4 on the flat down, into a switch lip front 4 on the cannon rail. He hit the jumps with a left double cork 1260 mute to switch left double cork 1080 japan, to switch right double cork 1080 japan.
It had to be a letdown for Brown, who wasn’t able to increase his initial lead on his second run after falling on the last hit, but he didn’t let it show.
“I’m just stoked on how I did, obviously Tom just threw an amazing run and I’m stoked for him,” Brown said. “Now I’m just looking forward to X Games next week.”
Seventeen-year-old Nick Goepper knocked Sammy Carlson off the podium into fourth after he finished his final run, so the competition was heated straight through to the last minute.
Wallisch is now in the overall lead heading in to next month’s finals in Snowbasin, where Brown will be fighting back as the defending Dew Cup champ.
1 Tom Wallisch 95.25
2 Bobby Brown 93.00
3 Nick Goepper 91.25
4 Sammy Carlson 90.25
5 Henrik Harlaut 88.75
6 Andreas Håtveit 87.25
7 Russ Henshaw 85.50
8 Jf Houle 84.00
9 Alex Beaulieu-Marchand 83.50
10 Chris Logan 80.75
11 Alexis Godbout 80.50
12 Dane Tudor 72.00
13 Alex Bellemare 68.50
14 Philip Casabon 60.25
In the women's field, Devin Logan conquered the rail sections and jumps to nearly take the win at Sunday's Pantech Invitational slopestyle Final, until Kaya Turski fought back in her last run to win it with 92.25.
"I have my whole family and friends here with mu just trying to keep me calm," Turski said. "I tried not to think about the first run, tried to keep it together. It was a new run, so I was all in."
Turski's run went like this: Front switchup on the down bar, into a switch gap to the downbox, into a 180 on the cannon to switch 3 off. On the jumps, she startede with a switch 5, into a 5, to finish with switch 7.
Many among the field of 6 freeskiers struggled to put down clean runs, with the massive jumps offering no mercy. But the girls rose to the occasion and Logan's score of 90.50 held on until Turski came through as the last girl to drop.
"I came a little short (on last jump) and I knew next run I had to just go in a little faster," Turski said. "I went at it straight and tucked as much as I could and hoped for the best. The wind was a little tricky today, but I made it through."
1 Kaya Turski 92.25
2 Devin Logan 90.50
3 Emilia Wint 85.00
4 Eveline Bhend 80.00
5 Emma Dahlström 41.25
6 Dara Howell 36.50
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News: Winter Dew Tour Freeski News: Winter Dew Tour Freeski Winners Bobby Brown and Kaya Turski Finish On Top In Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah. February 13, 2011
After dominating on the slopes all season, 19-year-old Bobby Brown of Breckenridge, Colo. concluded the Toyota Championship as the overall men’s freeski slopestyle Dew Cup champion. Brown narrowly missed the podium in today’s final with a fourth place finish, but earned enough points to push him to the top of the freeski slopestyle rankings and take home the coveted Cup. With his hometown cheering him on, Park City, Utah native Alex Schlopy, 18, won his first Winter Dew Tour final in men’s freeski slopestyle. On the women’s front, Canadian Kay Turski, 22, landed on top of the podium with a winning score of 89.50.
“I’m super stoked about winning the Dew Cup,” said Brown. “It’s great to be out here in the sunny weather here in Snowbasin and to end up winning. I’m pumped.”
The men’s freeski slopestyle final concluded with local Utah athletes in the number one and two podium positions. Schlopy wowed the crowd with a technical run that included a front 3 swap, blind 3 swap, blind 2 out, blind 630 out of the canyon, lefside 900 to switch 1440 for a top score of 94.50. After winning the Last Chance Qualifier and placing first in the prelims, Utah’s Joss Christensen, age 19, finished in second with a score of 92.00. Australia’s Russ Henshaw earned the third podium position with a score of 87.50.
“It’s crazy to have won. I’ve been looking at those Dew Tour trophies for a long time, and I finally got one so I’m stoked,” said Schlopy. “It’s a beautiful day out here, and we’re having fun. It’s Utah, my hometown state so it’s good.”
In the women’s freeski slopestyle final, Turski stomped the competition, throwing out a front switchup into switch 270 blind up to a front 270 out of the flat rail to a cab 720 to a cab 540, for a top score of 89.50. Devin Logan, age 17 of Dover, Vt., finished second with an 85.00 and Australia’s Anna Segal, 24, rounded out the podium in third with a 79.25.
“I’m just really excited to have won today,” said Turski. “I pulled it together, and I’m really stoked on my season so far so I hope I can just keep it going.”
The four-day competition is the third and final stop on the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour season featuring men and women’s snowboarding and freeskiing disciplines. The Toyota Championship will conclude today with the men and women’s snowboard slopestyle finals where the remaining Dew Cup champions will be honored.
Winter Dew Tour’s Toyota Championship.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ogden, Utah – Snowbasin Resort
Men’s Freeski Slopestyle – Finals
1. Alex Schlopy, Park City, Utah, 94.50. 2. Joss Christensen, Park City, Utah, 92.00. 3. Russ Henshaw, Australia, 87.50. 4. Bobby Brown, Breckenridge, Colo., 85.00. 5. Jossi Wells, New Zealand, 84.00. 6. JF Houle, Canada, 82.00. 7. Sammy Carlson, Tigard, Ore., 80.75. 8. Philip Casabon, Canada, 79.00. 9. Tom Wallisch, Pittsburgh, Penn., 69.50. 10. McRae Williams, Park City, Utah, 65.00. 11. Dane Tudor, Palmer, Ark., 55.50. 12. Elias Abuhl, Switzerland, 16.00.
Men’s Freeski Slopestyle – Tour Rankings
1. Bobby Brown, 274. 2. Russ Henshaw, 234. 3. Alex Schlopy, 219. 4. JF Houle, 218. 5. Sammy Carlson, 210. 6. Elias Ambuhl, 204. 7. Philip Casabon, Canada, 157. 8. McRae Williams, 153. 9. Alexis Godbout, 150. 10. Tom Wallisch, 144.
Women’s Freeski Slopestyle – Finals
1. Kaya Turski, Canada, 89.50. 2. Devin Logan, Dover, Vt., 85.00. 3. Anna Segal, Australia, 79.25. 4. Kim Lamarre, Canada, 68.25. 5. Keri Herman, Breckenridge, Colo., 65.50. 6. Ashley Battersby, Park City, Utah, 61.75
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