Winter Dew Tour
Bobby Brown of Breckenridge, Colo. pulled out a win in the freeski slopestyle final today at the Winter Dew Tour at Killington Resort. The last rider to drop in, 19-year-old Brown wowed the crowd with his final run of the competition to take the top position on the podium. The win secures Brown at the top of the leader board in the overall Winter Dew Tour rankings heading into the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort, the final stop of the 2010-11 season.
Australia’s Russ Henshaw qualified first for the finals, with a score of 88.33 but was unable to hold his lead, finshing 7th overall in the final.
“The course was money. The weather is amazing her in Killington,” said Brown. “Big jumps, sick rail features, all around dope course. I’m really stoked for Snowbasin, and would love to end the season with a Dew Cup.”
After taking a fall on his first run, Brown went for it on the second and earned a top score of 93.75 after throwing out a frontside switch up, switch 270 on to backside switch up to 270 out, switch on to 630 out, switch double rodeo 9 Japan, left double cork 12 and a switch right double cork 9. Switzerland’s Elias Ambuhl, 18, placed second with a 91.75, making him second overall in Tour rankings. Nick Goepper, age 16 from Lawrenceburg, Ind., rounded out the podium in third with an 88.25.
The four-day competition is the second of three stops on the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour featuring men and women’s snowboarding and freeskiing disciplines. The Winter Dew Tour at Killington will conclude with the women and men’s snowboard and slopestyle finals.
Freeski Slopestyle – Finals
1.Bobby Brown, Breckenridge, Colo., 93.75. 2. Elias Ambuhl, Switzerland, 91.75. 3. Nick Goepper, Lawrenceburg, Ind., 88.25. 4. Alex Schlopy, Park City, Utah, 87.50. 5. JF Houle, Canada, 84.75. 6. Henrik Harlaut, Sweden, 80.50. 7. Russ Henshaw, Australia, 80.00. 8. McRae Williams, Park City, Utah, 76.50. 9. Aleksander Aurdal, Norway, 70.25. 10. Andreas Håtveit, Norway, 70.25. 11. Sammy Carlson, Tigard, Ore., 55.25. 12. Alexis Godbout, Canada, DNS.
Freeski Slopestyle – Tour Rankings
1.Bobby Brown, 192. 2. Elias Ambuhl, 154. 3. Alexis Godbout, 150. 4. Russ Henshaw, 148. 5. JF Houle, 144. 6. Sammy Carlson, 140. 7. Andreas Håtveit, 128. 8. Alex Schlopy, 119. 9. Henrik Harlaut, 113. 10. McRae Williams, 95.