X Games Europe Wrap-up

X-Games Europe wrapped up today passing out the last of medals in Snowboarding and Freeskiing, Slopestyle and Superpipe competitions in the first X-Games ever held outside the United States. The event was held in Tignes, France and the Europeans came out in droves to witness the spectacle of snowboarders and skiers hucking and spinning their way down the mountain.

In Women’s Snowboarding Slopestyle, runner-up in the Dew Cup Championship race, UK’s Jenny Jones took on the challenging course to win her second X-Games Gold of the year. Norway’s Kjersti Buass took the Silver and Switzerland’s Sina Candrain grabbed the Bronze. Narrowly missing the podium was Canada’s Spencer O’Brien.

While the French dominated the Freeski Superpipe competition, it was the American tandem of Tom Wallisch and Bobby Brown that battled it out for the gold on the slopestyle course.

Tom Wallisch~ Photos by Freeskier

When the snow had settled, it was Wallisch taking the Gold barely edging out Brown by one point 94 to 93. The Silver just added to the Gold that Brown won at the X-Games in Aspen earlier this year.

Bobby Brown~ Photos by Freeskier

New Zealand’s Jossi Wells ended up with the Bronze.

Jossi Wells~ Photos by Freeskier

This year’s Dew Cup Champion, Andreas Hatveit was consistent in all three of his runs but could not break the 90 point barrier and ended up with a sixth place finish. Dew Tour’s Break Through Athlete of the Year Elias Ambuhl finished in seventh.
The final competition of the X-Games was the Men’s Snowboarding Superpipe and Iouri “iPod” Podladtchikov did not disappoint scoring the highest score ever with a 98 solidifying the Gold to go along with his Silver medal in Aspen.


The French continued their X-Games podium rush with Mathieu Crepel taking home the Silver and US Olympic team rider Louie Vito snatched the Bronze.