Ogden, Utah – January 16, 2010 – Canadian
Sarah Burke, 27, won the women’s freeski superpipe specialty
competition and 19-year-old New Zealand-native Jossi Wells took his
first ever Winter Dew Tour win in the men’s freeski superpipe final at
the Winter Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational at Snowbasin Resort.
taking a fall on her first run, Burke opened up her second with a 900
followed by a 540 and a flawless 720 to earn her the first-place score
of 91.75. Trailing behind in second was local favorite Jen Hudak of
Salt Lake City, Utah. The 23 year old finished with an 88.75, and her
run included stylish spins and a 720. The third-place podium spot went
to Canadian Rosalind Groenewould, 19, whose 360 switch helped earn a
final score of 83.00.
the first competition of the season for me here at the Dew Tour so I’m
stoked that it started off right,” said Burke. “I picked a great venue
to do it in.”
the men’s side, Wells sealed his first-place 92.50 during his first
run, landing him at the top of the podium for the first time in his
Winter Dew Tour career. Wells threw out a crowd-pleasing double flip
and an alley-oop flatspin during his winning run, earning him the lead
spot in the Winter Dew Tour rankings.
feel great, and I laid down a run that I was really happy with,” said
Wells. “Now I just have that top spot that I need to hold on to in
Mount Snow so I couldn’t be more stoked.”
three-year-old Simon Dumont of Bethel, Maine came in a close second
with a score of 91.38, and Aspen, Colo.-native, Peter Olenick, 25,
rounded out the podium in third with 89.50.
men and women’s snowboard superpipe finals will take place later today.
Sunday’s events include the freeski and men’s and women’s snowboard
Winter Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational at Snowbasin Resort
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Men’s Freeski Superpipe Finals
1. Jossi Wells, New Zealand, 92.50. 2. Simon Dumont, Bethel, Maine, 91.38. 3. Peter Olenick, Aspen, Colo., 89.50. 4. Tucker Perkins, North Hampton, N.H., 87.25. 5. Xavier Bertoni, France, 85.05. 6. Antti-Jussi Kemppainen, Finland, 84.00. 7. Colby West, Breckenridge, Colo., 81.25. 8. Matt Duhamel, San Francisco, Calif., 76.50. 9. Dan Marion, Windham, Maine, 74.00. 10. Mike Riddle, Canada, 60.00. 11. Kevin Rolland, France, 55.00. 12. Justin Dorey, Canada, 45.75.
Men’s Freeski Superpipe Dew Cup Points Standings
1. Jossi Wells, 190. 2. Simon Dumont, 155. 3. Xavier Bertoni, 150. 4. Mike Riddle, 145. 5. Kevin Rolland, 115. 6. Matt Duhamel, 115. 7. Peter Olenick, 110. 8. Justin Dorey, 105. 9. Dan Marion, 100. 10. Tucker Perkins, 95.
Women’s Freeski Superpipe Finals
1. Sarah Burke, Canada, 91.75. 2. Jen Hudak, Salt Lake City, Utah, 88.75. 3. Rosalind Groenewould, Canada, 83.00. 4. Anais Caradeux, France, 80.25. 5. Virginie Faivre, Switzerland, 73.50. 6. Jessica Cumming, Wilton, Ct., 68.75.
its second season, the top athletes in the world take part in this
year’s Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup
that will be awarded in Mount Snow, Vt. at season’s end. The 2008-09
Dew Cup champions include Shaun White (Snowboard Superpipe and
Slopestyle), Kelly Clark (Snowboard Superpipe), Spencer O’Brien
(Snowboard Slopestyle), PK Hunder (Freeski Slopestyle) and Tanner Hall
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