First Round of Confirmed Freeski Athletes for the Winter Dew Tour’s Nike 6.0 Open at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Dec. 16-19, 2010

Wells, Dumont, Brown, Carlson, Schiller and Hudak Among Confirmed Freeski Athletes

Below is the first round of pre-qualified* freeski athletes confirmed to compete at the first of three stops on the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour – the Nike 6.0 Open at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Dec. 16-19, 2010. The Winter Dew Tour continues to be the leader in fostering new talent and will hold its Open Qualifiers at the Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge to allow spots for emerging talent on the Tour. Highlights of some open qualifier freeski athletes are below as well.

The second round of confirmed freeski athletes for the Nike 6.0 Open will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 with the full, final roster of athletes to be announced closer to the event.

Athlete registration for the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour season is currently open and will remain open until Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. CST. To register, please visit


Men’s Freeski SuperpipeMen’s Freeski Slopestyle
Xavier BertoniElias Ambuhl
Justin DoreyAnders Backe
Matt DuhamelBobby Brown
Simon DumontSammy Carlson
Banks GilbertiPhilip Casabon
Antti-Jussi KemppainenIan Cosco
Dan MarionCharles Gagnier
Peter OlenickBanks Gilberti
Tucker PerkinsSteffen Hamre
Mike RiddleElvis Eidsvold Harsheim
Jossi WellsAndreas Håtveit
Colby WestJF Houle
Torin Yater-WallaceSean Jordan
TJ Schiller
Alex Schlopy
McRae Williams

Open Qualifiers

Men’s Freeski SuperpipeMen’s Freeski Slopestyle
Noah BowmanAntti-Jussi Kemppainen
Thomas KriefNick Martini
Matt MargettsMike Riddle
Tyler PetersonOscar Scherlin
Walter WoodColby West
Women’s Freeski SuperpipeWomen’s Freeski Slopestyle
Jessica CummingGrete Eliassen
Devin LoganKeri Herman
Rosalind GroenewoudJen Hudak
Jen HudakKristi Leskinen
Mirjam JaegerMeg Olenick

* Athletes are pre-qualified based on their rankings at the end of the 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour season.

The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                            Date            Location

Nike 6.0 Open                   Dec. 16-19      Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.

Winter Dew Tour Killington      Jan. 20-23      Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.

Toyota Championships            Feb. 10-13      Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah

Entering its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells (Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).