The FIS held their second snowboard slopestyle World Cup event of the season Saturday at Spindler Mlyn in the Czech Republic. It was a unique course to say the least, with a mini halfpipe at the top and only one traditional jump for the riders to show off their biggest tricks in this Olympic qualifier.
Torstein Horgmo took the victory for the men, capping off his run with a backside triple cork 1440. Fellow Norwegian Staale Sanbech joined Torstein on the podium after placing 2nd, while the highest-finishing American rider on the day was Sage Kotsenburg in 5th.
On the women’s side, Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi topped the podium. No U.S. women made it into finals in this one, with Ty Walker’s 12th-place finish in semis being the high mark for the Americans.
Watch the top three runs from the men’s comp
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
1. Torstein Horgmo (NOR), 95.00
2. Staale Sandbech (NOR), 92.75
3. Sven Thorgren (SWE), 90.00
4. Sebastien Toutant (CAN), 86.75
5. Sake Kotsenburg (USA), 84.50
6. Eric Beauchemin (USA), 82.0
7. Cameron Staveley (AUS), 73.75
8. Gjermund Braaten (NOR), 72.75
9. Mathias Weissenbacher (AUT), 66.25
10. Janne Korpi (FIN), 47.25
11. Roope Tonteri (FIN), 40.75
12. Yuuki Kadono (JPN), 25.50
Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals