Dec. 11, 2016 (BRECKENRIDGE, Colo.)— With a fresh coat of new snow, it was a winter wonderland at Breckenridge Ski Resort on day three of the 2016 Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition, presented by Mountain Dew® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network. Dew Tour's first ever ski and snowboard Team Challenge went down today, making for a fun and exciting event for both athletes and spectators. Download event images HERE and video HERE.
Day three began with six of the best teams in skiing and snowboarding, going head to head in the jib section. Each team consisted of a seasoned legend in the sport as team captain, a rail competitor and a jump competitor. Originally, the jib section score would be combined with the jump section score to determine the winners. Due to winds brought in by another snow storm, the jump section was canceled and the competition was modified so all team members would compete in the jib section.
On the snowboard side, team Burton came out on top in the end, led by none other than Terje Haakonsen from Norway as Team Captain. Coming off his streetstyle win Friday
night, Darcy Sharpe (CAN) locked a solid run for his team in the first heat, scoring an 87.00 and the top spot going into round two. Highlights from Sharpe's run included an alley-oop frontside bluntside 270 on the Toyota
feature and a back tail slide indy grab on the lower rail indy grab.
"I'm super happy," said Sharpe. "This contest format is so wicked and I'm just thankful to be here with all of these different style riders."
2016 Dew Tour Slopestyle champ, Mark McMorris (CAN), secured the win for Burton with the highest scoring run in the second heat. McMorris' run consisted of a frontside nose blunt 270 and frontside 270 on, 270 off of the bottom feature, scoring him an 84.00.
"Having the Burton team and Uncle T [Terje Haakonsen] up there was huge," said McMorris. "It was very special and we were very blessed to have Terje at our side."
Team Nitro with Marcus Kleveland (NOR) and Sebastien Toutant (CAN) came in second, with a combined total of 168.00, just three points shy of Burton's score. Reid Smith (USA) and Brandon Davis (USA) representing Team Ride followed in third.
The skiers kept it exciting by constantly one-upping each other on practically every run. After two heated battles, Team Atomic officially took the win with a combined total of 183.66. Atomic's Gus Kenworthy (USA) laid down a solid run in the first heat while teammate Jossi Wells (NZL), who was originally captain, showed up and schooled the field in the final round. Wells' stellar run complete with a switch rightside 270 on, 270 off, on the top rail, alley-oop rightside 270 and switch 630, 270 out on the last down rail, scored him a 93.66, solidifying the win.
"I had the utmost confidence in Jossi," said Kenworthy. "I was stoked to land a run. I knew a 90.00 was a solid score, but I knew he could step it up even beyond that and he did."
"We're all homies regardless of sponsors, but it was super fun to get to team up and be able to come through for the win," said Wells. "I had a great time out here."
Nick Goepper (USA) and Alex Beaulieu-Marchannd (CAN) held it down for Völkl to take home second place. Third place went to Head with Evan McEachran (CAN) and Tjäder Jesper (SWE) skiing solid.
With consistent snow storms bringing more than 31 inches of snow to Breckenridge Ski Resort
, Colo. over the last seven days, the competition was altered accordingly throughout the weekend to ensure it was the safest and best for riders and fans. After several attempts for the female snowboarders to compete in the jump section for the slopestyle title, it was finally decided today to determine a winner based on the jib section results from Saturday
No stranger to the podium, Jamie Anderson (USA), reclaimed her Dew Tour Slopestyle Title today. Her winning jib run from Saturday consisted of a cab tail switch-up to back tail, frontside 270 on the down rail, 50-50 off the pole jam to slide across the Toyota cage with a stalefish off, and a tailside to fakie on the flat to down kink rail, scoring her a 91.33.
"It's been an epic weekend," said Anderson. "I'm just so happy. Unfortunately, we didn't get to jump today, but I don't think I've ever won a rail jam, so I'm pretty stoked. I'm loving the new setup. It's sweet."
Runner ups behind Anderson were 16-year-old, Hailey Langland (USA), with her score of 86.00 and last year's second place winner, Spencer O'Brien (CAN), with a best score of 80.00.
A soldout crowd with more than 1,000 people came out Saturday night for the Dew Tour weekend concert. DJ A-Trak and rapper D.R.A.M. got the party started, while New York rapper Joey Bada$$ headlined the show at the Riverwalk Center in Downtown Breckenridge as part of the reimagined Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival.
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both at 4:30 EDT
SNOWBOARD TEAM CHALLENGE
1. BURTON, Darcy Sharpe (CAN) 87.00, Mark McMorris (CAN) 84.00, Total 171.00
2. NITRO, Sebastien Toutant (CAN) 86.00, Marcus Kleveland (NOR) 82.00, Total 168.00
3. RIDE, Reid Smith (USA) 83.66, Brandon Davis (USA) 73.66, Total 157.32
4. LIB TECH, Ted Borland (USA) 80.33, Tyler Nicholson (CAN) 76.66, Total 156.99
5. DC, Jordan Morse (USA) 75.00, Mons Roisland (NOR) 80.00, Total 155.00
6. SALOMON, Paul Jesse (USA) 71.33, Hans Mindnich (USA) 76.33, Total 147.66
SKI TEAM CHALLENGE
1. ATOMIC, Gus Kenworthy (USA) 90.00, Jossi Wells (NZL) 93.66, Total 183.66
2. VÖLKL, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (CAN) 85.66, Nick Goepper (USA) 91.33, Total 176.99
3. HEAD, Jesper Tjader (SWE) 80.33, Evan McEachran (CAN) 91.00, Total 171.33
4. K2, Sean Jordan (USA) 82.00, Joss Christensen (USA) 85.66, Total 167.66
5. ARMADA, Quinn Wolferman (USA) 78.00, Henrik Harlaut (SWE) 84.66, Total 162.66
6. FACTION, Alex Hall (SUI) 72.66, Tim McChesney (USA) 77.00, Total 149.66
WOMEN'S SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE
1. Jamie Anderson, USA, 91.33
2. Hailey Langland, USA, 86.00
3. Spencer O'Brien, CAN, 80.00
4. Julia Marino, USA, 79.00
5. Enni Rukajarvi, FIN, 77.66
6. Katie Ormerod, GBR, 70.00
About Dew Tour
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About Breckenridge Ski Resort
With five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22ft Superpipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, there are good reasons why "Breck" is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of its locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, Breck embodies more than just a destination, it inspires a way of life. www.breckenridge.com.
About Adaptive Action Sports
Adaptive Action Sports, a groundbreaking non-profit founded in 2005, creates snowboard, skateboard and other action sport camps, events and programs for youth, young adults and wounded Veterans living with permanent physical disabilities, TBI and PTSD. AAS is based out of Copper Mountain, Colorado and serves adaptive individuals from around the country.
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