I so was happy to qualify first, that once I got to finals, I felt like I could actually breath again - Cassie Sharpe
Breckenridge, Colorado (PRWEB) December 16, 2017
Monster Energy would like to congratulate Cassie Sharpe for earning the win in Superpipe Finals at the Dew Tour on Friday, December 15th in Breckenridge, Colorado. This marks Sharpe’s first Dew Tour win and first major win of the season.
The action got underway bright and early under gorgeous blue skies in the pristine 22’ superpipe. Following Men’s Superpipe Finals, the field of eight women took to the pipe with all the skiers laying it all on the line. As the third qualifying event on the road to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, every trick needed to be landed perfectly in order to be in podium contention.
After qualifying first on Thursday, Sharpe, 25, was on the top of her game. She put down a big first run score of 88. While this score kept her in podium contention, she took the lead with her second run, which earned a massive 93.66. This was enough to keep her in first throughout the rest of the three-run contest.
Her amplitude, coupled with technical trickery, wowed the judges and catapulted her into the top spot. Her run was one of cleanest and most stylish of the event and showcased the pinnacle of women’s superpipe skiing.
Following the event, the British Columbian native was thrilled with her performance and said, “This is definitely a pretty big boost, it feels so good to go in there and land the hard run I’ve been working on for a long, long time.”
She noted that qualifiers were a hard part of the overall contest and credits her first place finish there as a huge boost to her overall confidence for today’s finals. “Qualifying was definitely tough,” she admitted. “I so was happy to qualify first, that once I got to finals, I felt like I could actually breath again.”
This is a big win for Sharpe who is now one contest closer tor securing a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team.
Sharpe’s Monster Energy teammate Devin Logan also skied solidly in the contest, and earned 4th place for her efforts.
This concludes the ski Superpipe Finals at the Dew Tour, but the action continues with the Team Challenge on Sunday.
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