For the first time in Winter Dew Tour history, the women’s freeski pipe athletes were competing for a shot at the Dew Cup, awarded to the highest overall in season standings. After Saturday’s Finals at the Toyota Championships, Devin Logan won the Cup and the event with a score of 90.00.
“I knew I was in contention for the Dew Cup and just had to come out and put down the best run I could,” Logan said. “I had slope this morning, so I was a bit tired, but I got some energy, found some deep down and ended up doing it, so I’m thrilled.” She also won the slope Semi’s held earlier in the day.
In pipe, she came back in her second run to take the win with a Japan grab, to 5 tail grab, flair, mute grab, alley oop critical, 7 mute, to finish with a switch alley oop 5.
Canadian freeskier Rosalind Groenewoud finished in second with 82.50 on her second run that went like this: Japan grab, to 5 tail grab, flair, mute grab, alley oop critical, 7 mute, switch alley oop 5.
“I feel good,” Groenewoud said. “Both my runs had little mistakes in them, so obviously I would have liked to be cleaner. But my second run had a trick I’ve never completed before, a kind of cork 5 flair upside down. So I was happy about doing that for the first time in competition and I’m hoping to clean it up for next event.”
Maddie Bowman, who came into the event ranked first overall, finished third with 80.00.
Logan not only won the Dew Cup and the Toyota Championships title, she earned the Paul Mitchell Breakthrough Athlete of the Year award, largely for her 2nd place finish in both slope and pipe finals at the Winter Dew Tour’s Pantech Invitational in Killington, Vt. She was stoked to accept her award.
“That’s awesome,” Logan said. “I know my family was out there voting for me so much.They were rallying up everyone they knew. That definitely helped push, but also you add the athletes’ vote and seeing that I was thrilled. I’m just so happy winning Dew Cup, Breakthrough Athlete and my first double threat. It’s a dream come true. It hasn’t set in yet.”
Tomorrow she will compete in the slopestyle finals, with a great potential for earning back-to-back Dew Cups in both the pipe and slope disciplines.
1. Devin Logan 90.00
2. Rosalind Groenewoud 82.50
3. Maddie Bowman 80.00
4. Anais Caradeux 70.00
5. Ayana Onozuka 67.25
6. Brita Sigourney 54.50