Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour skiers finished up their season in style at Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort, where Broby Leeds snagged first in the second of two halfpipe events with Jacob Beebe in second and Kristopher Atkinson in third.
SUN VALLEY, ID (March 7) – Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour skiers finished up their season in style at Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort after a hectic week at Mammoth Mountain. Freeskiers made up for cancellations last week by dropping into the halfpipe for two separate competitions Tuesday. Jacob Beebe (Bend, OR) and Jeanne Crane-Mauzy (Park City, UT) won the men’s and women’s halfpipe in the morning, while the afternoon saw Broby Leeds (Vail, CO) and Abigale Hansen (Mammoth Lakes, CA) take top honors. With their early wins, Crane-Mauzy and Beebe each wrapped up overall halfpipe titles, capping successful seasons on the Tour.
Wednesday was also the last day for Rev Tour slopestyle skiing as Ethan Swadburg (Dillon, CO) and Emma Whitman (Calgary, AB) earned wins in the men’s and women’s competition. With the win, Swadburg added a Rev Tour overall slopestyle title to his resume, an honor that went to Kathryn Alexander (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) on the women’s side. That concludes freeskiing action for the 2014 Rev Tour, with halfpipe snowboarding dropping in on Thursday.
Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour skiers finished up their season in style at Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort after a hectic week at Mammoth Mountain.
Freeskiers made up for cancellations last week by dropping into the halfpipe for two separate competitions Tuesday.
The Mammoth makeup halfpipe competition saw Jacob Beebe (Bend, OR) take the victory with a 77.75, followed closely by Trevor Hattabaugh (Boise, ID) in second and Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO) in third.
With the win, Swadburg secured the Rev Tour men’s overall slopestyle crown.
Emma Whitman (Calgary, AB) was the women’s slopestyle winner with an 84.50, while Nikita Rubocki (Boise, ID) took second and Hailey Cecie third.
It came down to points for the Rev Tour women’s overall champion, a distinction that went to Kathryn Alexander (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) in the end.
The Sun Valley stop concludes skiing action for the 2014 Pop-Tarts U.S. Revolution Tour. The final Rev Tour competitions for snowboarding wrap up on Friday.
QUOTES Jacob Beebe I just laid down the best run I could, and I ended up landing it pretty well, so I’m stoked on it. The Tour went great. Today was my day and the pipe was running great.
JeanneCrane-Mauzy Today went well; I was pretty stoked on my run. I didn’t ski the best in the second competition, but I was happy with the first.
Abigale Hansen I struggled a bit in the morning, but in the end I put it together and ended up landing two runs I was happy with. In the morning I was a little bit nervous, but in the afternoon I calmed down and focused on my skiing instead of everything else.
Kathryn Alexander My run didn’t go as planned today, but I still had a lot of fun. I wasn’t expecting the overall win at all, then somebody told me and I couldn’t believe it! It really came down to the wire.
Ethan Swadburg The competition was the highest level I have competed against. It’s been nuts. There were definitely some runs that I thought were better than mine, but I can’t complain in the end.