Image – Russ Henshaw
Russ Henshaw has won the 2010 Frostgun Invitational in Val Thorens, France and has moved into first place on the Association of Freeski Professionals (AFP) big air world ranking list.
The 19 year old Aussie won the big air competition with a dub 10 double mute having worked his way through the eight-competitor knock out final round.
The competition invites 20 of the world’s best male skiers to compete in a unique big air event for a US$20 000 first prize.
Henshaw has knocked Sammy Carlson down to second on the AFP big air world ranking list, the rest of the contenders on the list remain relatively untouched.
With Sammy still firmly in second place, Elias Ambuhl remains in third and Bobby Brown hot on his heels in fourth. TJ Schiller of Canada remains in fifth.
Second place at the Frostgun went to Loic Collomb Patton who nows resides in the 17th spot on the AFP Big Air list while third place at the Frostgun Invitational went to Samuel Favret, who now sits in 21st currently.
With one big air left, the Jon Olsson Invitational later this month, the race is on for the 2010 AFP Big Air World Champion.
Frostgun Invitational Results:
1. Russ Henshaw (AUS)
2. Loic Collomb-Patton (FRA)
3. Sam Favret (FRA)
4. Henrik Harlaut (SWE)
Tied-5. Flo Bastien (FRA)
Alex Aurdal (NOR)
Kevin Guri (FRA)
Anders Backe (NOR)