Amongst a large and raucous crowd in Downtown Breckenridge, top freeskiers performed run after run of their best street tricks in a 20-minute, rapid-fire competition. In its second year, the freeski streetstyle event is a jam-style event in which athletes are judged on style, creativity and originality.
No one was more original or creative than LJ Strenio, of Burlington, Vermont, who at one point skied the course backwards, but it wasn’t enough to beat out Sean Jordan’s technical precision on the rails.
Sean Jordan was one of many freeskiers bringing the heat in the 20-minute jam session. (Photo: Topher Baldwin)
Jesper Tjader of Sweden took third place, wowing the crowd and judges with a switch back off the sizeable, sheer drop in.
Breckenridge local Pat Goodnough earned the accolade of “Best Trick” for his flawless zero spin. Strenio also provided some extra excitement when an overzealous trick onto the “dumpster” container landed him on the Barney Ford House Museum yard.
A spectator-friendly set up, the Streestyle course sat on Washington Avenue, just off of Main Street, and was comprised of nine features, including four true rails, back-to-back corrugated pipes and the aforementioned container.
Sean Jordan (left) collected his first streetstyle victory, while Pat Goodnough (right) earned best trick for the second year in a row. (Photo: Chris Ortiz)
The freeski streetstyle top 5, joined by best trick winner Pat Goodnough. (Photo: Chris Ortiz)
1. Sean Jordan
2. LJ Strenio
3. Jesper Tjader
4. Will Berman
5. Magnus Graner
Pat Goodnough – zero spin