Ogden, Utah – January 17, 2010 – Salt
Lake City-resident Tom Wallisch, 22, won the freeski slopestyle finals
on Sunday at the Winter Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational. Defending
2008-09 Winter Dew Cup champion, Spencer O’Brien of Canada, placed
first in the women’s snowboard slopestyle finals, and Chas Guldemond of
Reno-Tahoe, Nev. took his first ever Winter Dew Tour win in the men’s
snowboard slopestyle finals.
second run during the freeski slopestyle finals included a blind switch
up to front switch up on the first half rail, a cork 900 blunt and a
switch left double 10 Japan air to earn him a first-place score of
94.75. Norwegian Andreas Hatveit, 23, came in second with a 93.63,
putting him in a tie with Wallisch for first overall in the Dew Cup
standings heading into the final event of the Winter Dew Tour season.
Eighteen-year-old Bobby Brown of Breckenridge, Colo. came in a close
third with a final score of 93.25.
great to compete in Utah at a local mountain and to ski well in front
of all of my friends,” said Wallisch. “To be in the running for the Dew
Cup is just insane. There’s so much money and notoriety on the line,
and everybody’s just gunning for it. To be anywhere near those rankings
is just awesome.”
just missing a spot on the podium at the Totino’s Open, O’Brien, 21,
came out in the top spot in today’s snowboard slopestyle finals. Her
winning run included a frontside boardslide, a flawless 5-0 and a
backside 540, earning her a score of 91.00. Great Britain-born Jenny
Jones, 29, came in second with an 86.75 and 23-year-old Megan Ginter of
Stevens Pass, Wash. followed in third with an 80.00. Heading
into the Toyota Championship, O’Brien and Jamie Anderson – today’s
fourth-place finisher from South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – are tied for
first in overall the Dew Cup standings.
super stoked, and it’s really nice to be back on top at the Dew Tour,”
said O’Brien. “It was a big crowd and they were really supportive, so
that makes it more fun.”
22, snagged his first Winter Dew Tour win by throwing out a backside
1260 and a 50/50 salute to the crowd, earning a score of 95.25 in the
men’s snowboard slopestyle finals. Tyler Flanagan of Mammoth Lakes,
Calif. came in second with a 93.75, while local favorite, Sage
Kotsenburg of Park City, Utah came in third with a 92.50. Flanagan and
Kotsenburg, both ages 16, are two of the youngest competitors in the
snowboard slopestyle discipline and hold the first and second place
spots, respectively, in the overall Dew Cup standings heading into the
final event at Mount Snow Resort.
had a great time today, and it’s been really fun at Snowbasin. This
mountain is sick,” said Guldemond. “I’m praying for Kevin Pearce to be
okay since he’s a good buddy of mine. I want to tell all of the kids
out there to be safe, have fun and know your limits out there.”
four-day competition was the second of three stops on the Winter Dew
Tour, featuring men’s and women’s snowboarding and freeskiing
disciplines. Approximately 30,000 people experienced the Winter Dew
Tour event at Snowbasin, with Saturday’s events breaking a single-day
attendance record with approximately 14,000 spectators. The Tour will
continue on to Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vermont for the Toyota
Championship, where athletes in each of the six disciplines will be
crowned year-end Dew Cup champions.
Winter Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational at Snowbasin Resort
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Freeski Slopestyle Finals
1. Tom Wallisch, Pittsburgh, Pa., 94.75. 2. Andreas Hatveit, Norway, 93.63. 3. Bobby Brown, Breckenridge, Colo., 93.25. 4. Sammy Carlson, Tigard, Ore., 91.25. 5. Jossi Wells, New Zealand, 87.38. 6. Philip Casabon, Canada, 85.75. 7. Elias Ambuhl, Switzerland, 84.25. 8. Alexis Godbout, Canada, 84.20. 9. Ian Cosco, Canada, 84.13. 10. TJ Schiller, Canada, 84.00. 11. Charles Gagnier, Canada, 83.00. 12. McRae Williams, Park City, Utah, 81.00.
Freeski Slopestyle Dew Cup Points Standings
1. Tom Wallisch, 190. 2. Andreas Hatveit, 190. 3. Bobby Brown, 155. 4. Sammy Carlson, 155. 5. Elias Ambuhl, 130. 6. Philip Casabon, 125. 7. Alexis Godbout, 105. 8. Jossi Wells, 98. 9. JF Houle, 89. 10. TJ Schiller, 85.
Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
1. Spencer O’Brien, Canada, 91.00. 2. Jenny Jones, Great Britain, 86.75. 3. Megan Ginter, Stevens Pass, Wash., 80.00. 4. Jamie Anderson, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 60.00. 5. Kjersti Østgaard Buaas, Norway, 54.50. 6. Kimberly Fasani, Truckee, Calif., 35.50.
Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Dew Cup Points Standings
1. Spencer O’Brien, 175. 2. Jamie Anderson, 175. 3. Jenny Jones, 170. 4. Kjersti Østgaard Buaas, 130. 5. Janna Meyen-Weatherby, 105. 6. Bev Vuilleumier, 105. 7. Kimberly Fasani, 100. 8. Lynn Neil, 95. 9. Sarka Panc, 90. 10. Hana Beaman, 90.
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
1. Chas Guldemond, Reno-Tahoe, Nev., 95.25. 2. Tyler Flanagan, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., 93.75. 3. Sage Kotsenburg, Park City, Utah, 92.50. 4. Eric Willett, Breckenridge, Colo., 90.00. 5. Andreas Wiig, Norway, 88.00. 6. Torstein Horgmo, Norway, 85.75. 7. Ulrik Badertscher, Norway, 80.00. 8. Brandon Reis, Peterborough, N.H., 75.25. 9. Madison Ellsworth, Breckenridge, Colo., 70.00. 10. Yale Cousino, Lincoln, Vt., 51.00. 11. Nick Poohachoff, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 40.50. 12. Sam Hulbert, Peterborough, N.H., 34.00.
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Dew Cup Points Standings
1. Tyler Flanagan, 190. 2. Sage Kotsenburg, 170. 3. Chas Guldemond, 160. 4. Eric Willett, 155. 5. Torstein Horgmo, 140. 6. Brandon Reis, 120. 7. Andreas Wiig, 98. 8. Halldor Helgason, 94. 9. Sam Hulbert, 90. 10. Ulrik Badertscher, 86.
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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