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FIS ski halfpipe, slopestyle events at Mammoth
With blizzard-like conditions that plagued California's Mammoth Mountain finally abated, the USSA/FIS Freestyle Sprint Grand Prix ski halfpipe and slopestyle events were finally able to get off the ground under sunny skies on Sunday morning. With a jam-packed day featuring finals and heats in all four disciplines (men's and ladies' halfpipe, men's and ladies' slopestyle), the ski world was treated to a crash-course primer on the level of technical skiing to expect as we move towards these events inclusion in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
First up Sunday was the ladies halfpipe competition. American Brita Sigourney claimed the win to make it a perfect 2-for-2 in FIS World Cup halfpipe events this year, as she also claimed top spot at Copper Mountain this past December. With a run featuring a big alley-oop off the top hit, a clean 900, and a finishing hit 720, Sigourney was able to edge Canadian Rosalind Groenewoud for the second time in as many World Cup events this season. Maddie Bowman, also of the USA, finished third.
In the men's competition, Dale Wise of the USA took top honours. His run featured a rarely-seen fakie pipe entry into a double-corked fakie 900 leading into a staggering exhibition of amplitude, technical difficulty, and clean landings. Second spot went to Canadian Noah Bowman and a best run that saw the skier riding fakie through roughly 75% of his hits. Third place went to France's Benoit Valentin.
The ladies slopestyle competition was won by the seemingly unbeatable Kaya Turski. The Montreal, Canadian native, who spends part of her year living in the Mammoth Lakes region, has won every event she's entered this season. With her array of technical jibbing and a final hit fakie-to-fakie 720, the 2012 USSA/FIS Freestyle Sprint Grand Prix was no exception. She was followed by Americans Devin Logan in 2nd and Emma Wint in 3rd.
In the final event of the day Tom Wallisch crushed the competition in the men's slopestyle, launching an almost-unnameable assault on the upper jib section before going on to stomp a fakie right-side 900, double corked 1260, and a pair of double corked rodeo 1080s. Second place in the competition went to Alex Bellemere (CAN), while Joss Christensen (USA) claimed 3rd spot. An honorable mention goes to Torin Yater-Wallace (USA) for being the first person to ever land an 1800-degree spin (five rotations) in competition.
Contributed by Chad Buchholz
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