EVENT: Three Monster Energy Athletes Take Podium In the Dew Tour Toyota Freeski Slopestyle
24 hours of consistent snowfall, the skies cleared this morning for
picture-perfect competition conditions. Boasting a first, second and
third-place finish, the Monster Energy slopestyle athletes closed out Dew Tour
2015 on a very high note.
Monster Energy’s Gus Kenworthy, of Telluride, Colo. won his second consecutive slopestyle championship title today in the Men’s Toyota Freeski Slopestyle event at Dew Tour Breckenridge. Jossi Wells, of New Zealand took second place, and in the Women’s Toyota Freeski Slopestyle event Emma Dahlström, of Sweden finished third.
Monster Energy's Gus Kenworthy
“Last year I
won the event, but the weather was really bad and I had the advantage of being
a bigger guy with some weight on my side and really fast, great skis,” said
Kenworthy, “This year, with the perfect conditions and everyone putting down
runs, it feels that much better to take the win. Everyone was doing all four
double corks, spinning every way, crazy rails...it was really impressive.”
first and winningest run featured jaw-dropping feats, including a leftside
double cork 1080 tail and a rightside double cork 1260 mute, but it was his
technical rail game that sealed the top score of 92.20. His “270 gap flat down
to misty Japan” made known just how talented and well versed he is.
went to Wells, who landed his first switch double cork 1440 in a slopestyle
contest. Previously, he had only performed the stunt in X Games Big Air.
awhile since I’ve been on a Dew Tour box, so I’m amped,” said Wells. “This is
one the heaviest slopestyle finals I’ve ever participated in. It can psych you
out, and was a long course, so there were a lot of tricks being thrown.”
In the Women’s
Toyota Freeski Slopestyle final, which had been postponed from Saturday morning
because of heavy snowfall, Monster Energy’s Dahlström sealed a third-place
score of 83.40 in her second run. Her last two hits—the rightside 540 safety
with a little tweak on the third jump into a switch leftside 720 mute for the
fourth—were standout tricks that earned the crowds’ and judges’ attention.
happy to be on the podium, because I think the girls are keeping the level up,”
said Dahlström, “I’m also very happy to be in third, but I’m going to go
practice some new tricks.”
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