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DAVID WISE WINS FREESKI SUPERPIPE, KEVIN ROLLAND TAKES SECOND CONSECUTIVE DEW CUP AT TOYOTA CHAMPIONSHIP, DEVIN LOGAN WINS FIRST WOMEN’S DEW CUP
Snowbasin, Utah – Feb. 11, 2012 – The Men's Freeski Superpipe final at the Toyota Championship saw one of the closest Dew Cup races in Winter Dew Tour history culminate today at Snowbasin.
Going into the competition, Kevin Rolland was leading the standings, with Torin Yater-Wallace just two points behind. Neither was able to get past David Wise after he landed a solid first run, scoring a 94.50 that could not be topped by anyone's second attempt through the pipe. He started his run with a switch double cork 1080, followed by a rightside 900, a leftside 900, an alley oop 540 tailgrab, and a double cork 1260.
"I'm on a hot streak for sure," said Wise after his first Dew Tour win. "It's fun to be out here enjoying the sport. Just being able to land runs and enjoy doing what I do has been awesome. And that's honestly what's made the difference for me."
Rolland edged out Yater-Wallace by a quarter of a point to land in second place to earn the 2012 Freeski Superpipe Dew Cup. “This feels really great especially because I didn’t win at the last Dew Tour stop," said Rolland, after being awarded the Cup. "So there was a little bit of trouble in my mind. I tried to do my best and get the Dew Cup."
Women's Freeski Superpipe finals awarded the first women's freeski Dew Cup to Devin Logan, after her aggressive run blew away the competition with a score of 90.00. Already holding the lead, she dropped into the pipe, starting her run with a Japan grab to a 540 tail grab, followed by a flare, mute grab, alley-oop critical grab, 720 mute, ending with a switch alley-oop 540. Logan was able to land seven tricks due to the superpipe 615-foot length, the longest ever built for a contest. "I'm so excited," exclaimed Logan following her win. "I can't describe my feelings right now. It's hit, but not really. I'm just in amazement right now. I'm so happy with everyone skiing and myself."
You can catch all of the final runs from today's top finishers here. Men's Ski Slopestyle finals will air live on NBC at 1:00pm MST.
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Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championship
Feb. 9-12, 2012
Women's Freeski Superpipe Final Results
1.Devin Logan, Dover, Vt., 90.00. 2. Rosalind Groenewoud, Canada, 82.50. 3. Maddie Bowman, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 80.00. 4. Anais Caradeux, France, 70.00. 5. Ayana Onozuka, Japan, 67.25. 6. Brita Sigourney, Carmel, Calif., 54.50.
Women's Freeski Superpipe – Tour Rankings
1. Devin Logan, 190. 2. Maddie Bowman, 182. 3. Rosalind Groenewoud, 154. 4. Brita Sigourney, 150. 5. Anais Caradeux, 148. 6. Ayana Onozuka, 140. 7. Katrien Aerts, 120. 8. Annalisa Drew, 115. 9. Keri Herman, 96. 10. Megan Gunning, 93.
Men's Freeski Superpipe Final Results
1.David Wise, Reno, Nev., 94.50. 2. Kevin Rolland, France, 93.00. 3. Torin Yater-Wallace, Snowmass, Colo., 92.75. 4. Simon Dumont, Bethel, Maine, 91.75. 5. Thomas Krief, France, 90.75. 6. AJ Kemppainen, Finland, 86.25. 7. Mike Riddle, Canada, 83.75. 8. Tucker Perkins, North Hampton, NH., 78.00. 9. Josiah Wells, New Zealand, 76.75. 10. Gus Kenworthy, Telluride, Colo., 75.00. 11. Matt Margetts, Canada, 40.00. 12. Benoit Valentin, France, 29.75.
Men's Freeski Superpipe – Tour Rankings
1. Kevin Rolland, 307. 2. Torin Yater-Wallace, 291. 3. David Wise, 266. 4. Tucker Perkins, 244. 5. Gus Kenworthy, 206. 6. Thomas Krief, 191. 7. Simon Dumont, 172. 8. Justin Dorey, 166. 9. Matt Margetts, 155. 10. Duncan Adams, 142.
The full schedule of the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour is as follows:
Event Date Location
Nike Open Dec. 15-18 Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Pantech Invitational Jan. 19-22 Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
Toyota Championships Feb. 9-12 Snowbasin Resort – Ogden,Utah
Entering its fourth year, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at season's end to champions in each of the eight disciplines. The 2010-11 Dew Cup champions include Louie Vito (men's snowboard superpipe), Kelly Clark (women's snowboard superpipe), Torstein Horgmo (men's snowboard slopestyle), Jamie Anderson (women's snowboard slopestyle), Kevin Rolland (ski superpipe) and Bobby Brown (ski slopestyle).The Winter Dew Tour continues its commitment to progression in action sports, with premier superpipes and the highest level slopestyle courses.
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