I am really excited for X Games and I’m stoked on how my pipe skiing is too. I missed the podium last night, but I feel really good in there and I am definitely going for a pipe podium at X. Gus Kenworthy
Breckenridge, Colorado (PRWEB) December 15, 2014
Monster Energy congratulates freeski team riders for their amazing performances at this year’s Breckenridge Dew Tour Mountain Championship stop. Gus Kenworthy took first place in Men’s Freeski Slopestyle. David Wise followed up with his first place win last week at the Grand Prix event in Copper Mountain, CO with a second place win in Men’s Freeski Superpipe scoring 94.75. Teammates Kevin Rolland took third place with a 91.75, and Kenworthy respectively landed in fourth with a score of 91.00.
Triple threat Kenworthy, for big air, slopestyle and pipe, is definitely going for gold in pipe at the upcoming X Games Aspen after narrowly missing the pipe podium this weekend.
“I am really excited for X Games and I’m stoked on how my pipe skiing is too, said Kenworthy. “I missed the podium last night, but I feel really good in there and I am definitely going for a pipe podium at X.”
Despite a near whiteout, Kenworthy performed a next-level run with a right 270 on the downrail, to a left 270 on 450 out of the flatrail, dub 10 tail, right 900 lead tail, switch 270 on to the top of the wallride, blind 450 off and then switch right 720 Japan to switch dub 900 Japan earning him the winning score of 88.75.
“It feels incredible to win,” said Kenworthy. “I have been doing the Dew Tour for a lot of years and have had podiums in pipe and a podium in big air, but this is my first time getting the podium in slope and that’s my main discipline so I am really excited. It was tough, tough weather today, but everybody put it together the best they could and I am really stoked I was able to land my runs.”
Wise came into the event confident and ready with his recent win at the Grand Prix, but even what he called one of his “best runs of his life,” wasn’t enough to secure first and he landed in second place.
His incredible run included a switch right 900, switch double flip 1080, alley oop flat spin 540, a leftside double cork 1260, to rightside double cork 1260.
With less than perfect conditions of flat light near the end of the day, teammate Rolland was able to take third place and was happy to make the podium.
“I am on the podium. That is good for my mind. And…I am looking forward to doing better on the next comp,” said Rolland.
Rolland’s run included a double cork 1260, alley oop flatspin 360, switch double flip 1080, right side 900, to double flip 1080.
Visit monsterenergy.com for more on Kenworthy, Wise, Rolland, and the rest of the Monster Energy athletes at Dew Tour. The site is filled with photos and updates from the Dew Tour Mountain Championships in Breckenridge.
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