Simon Dumont hitting the halfpipe at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort. (Sarah Brunson/USSA)
PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 31) – Halfpipe freeskiers from all over the globe came out for the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort with X Games medalist Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) leading the charge. The FIS World Cup and Platinum AFP World Tour event saw the top U.S. riders to the finals taking place on Saturday. A solid showing from the U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe team made it into finals, this included Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA), Tucker Perkins (North Hampton, NH), David Wise (Reno, NV) and Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA). The weekend will be televised on both NBC and the NBC Sports Network, plus live coverage of halfpipe finals on the USSA Network.
Freshly back on the competition circuit the young Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) qualified in first in his heat.
There was a solid showing of U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe athletes that made it to the final on Saturday, this included Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA), Tucker Perkins (North Hampton, NH), David Wise (Reno, NV), Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) and Simon Dumont (Bethel, ME).
Two athletes from the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie team made it through to finals Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) and Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA).
Drew debuted a smooth 1080 a first for her in competition.
As an AFP Platinum level event athletes are able to gain valuable points towards the AFP World halfpipe ranking system.
Halfpipe finals will be live streamed on the USSA Network at 1:20 p.m. ET on February 2.
The event will be broadcast on NBC and NBC Sports Network.