Freeskiing Programs

Goepper and Voisin Top Dew Tour Qualifiers

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USSA
2013-12-12 14:46
 

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 12) – Both men and women U.S. Freeskiing athletes rose above a tough field of competitors to qualify for the top spots in the finals at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships and kick off the first-ever Olympic qualification series for U.S. Freeskiing. X Games gold medalist Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) sealed the top qualification spot for the men’s slopestyle skiing final on Thursday, while on Wednesday fourteen-year-old rookie Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) led a U.S. Freeskiing sweep of the women’s slopestyle skiing qualifier. Later in the day Wednesday U.S. athlete Angeli VanLaanen took first place in halfpipe qualifiers after she went big and beat three-time X Games medalist Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) for the top spot by over 2 points. On Friday, the women battle in the halfpipe skiing final at 9:30 a.m. MST, which can be streamed live at www.dewtour.com.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Both men and women U.S. Freeskiing athletes rose above a tough field of competitors to qualify for the top spots in the finals at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships and kick off the first-ever Olympic qualification series for U.S. Freeskiing.
  • X Games gold medalist Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) sealed the top qualification spot for the men’s slopestyle skiing final on Thursday.
  • Also topping the list for U.S. Freeskiing was Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) and Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) taking the third and fifth spots.
  • On Wednesday fourteen-year-old rookie Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) led a U.S. Freeskiing sweep of the women’s slopestyle qualifier with veterans Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Keri Herman (Bloomington, MN) securing the second and third spots. Herman took the top spot first before Logan knocked her into second. Then Voisin threw down late in the qualification to best both veterans.
  • U.S. athlete Angeli VanLaanen took first place in halfpipe qualifiers after she went big and beat three-time X Games medalist Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) for the top spot by over 2 points. Bowman qualified second.
  • Two hours after the slopestyle event, Logan went on to the halfpipe skiing qualifier and was the only U.S. Freeskiing athlete to qualify for finals in both disciplines.
  • The top 16 men and top eight women advance to their respective slopestyle and halfpipe finals this weekend.
  • Bluebird skies and warm winter temperatures in the mid-20s made for ideal conditions for competition this week.
  • On Friday, the women battle in the halfpipe skiing final at 9:30 a.m. MST, while the men throw down at the halfpipe qualifier 5 p.m. MST, both of which can be streamed live at www.dewtour.com.
  • Click here for a full schedule of the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge.

QUOTES
Maggie Voisin 
I was having trouble these last couple training days. I just had to remember why I ski and just go out there, have fun and ski like Maggie. I’m super excited with how it ended up.

I’m so young. I just go out and have fun for me and go with what happens. If I end up going to the Olympics then awesome, but I’m just having fun and that’s what it’s about.

RESULTS
Men’s Slopestyle Qualification Results
Women’s Slopestyle Qualification Results
Women’s Halfpipe Qualification Results

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