Four is my lucky number I guess. I was feeling the energy of the crowd, and am really excited to be here and throw this down. Landing this run has been my goal, and it’s just such an honor to earn this win - David Wise
Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) January 26, 2018
X Games Aspen 2018 officially kicked off in Aspen, Colorado on Thursday January 25th with Men’s and Women’s Ski Superpipe Finals. Monster Energy would like to congratulate their athletes who competed in the heavy hitting finals and made it on the podium. David Wise claimed gold for the men, and Brita Sigourney and Cassie Sharpe took silver and bronze.
Wise came out swinging and stomped his way to first place with his first run and held onto the lead throughout all three rounds of the men’s final. On his third and final attempt, Wise made history with a run that included four double corks spun four different ways. Wise has been working on this trick combo all season, and was beyond stoked to pull it out tonight.
“Four is my lucky number I guess,” said Wise, who was beaming after the event. “I was feeling the energy of the crowd, and am really excited to be here and throw this down. Landing this run has been my goal, and it’s just such an honor to earn this win,” he continued.
Wise’s skiing was by far the most progressive and technical of the night earning him a 94.00. His winning run included; switch right double cork 1080, left double cork 1260, right 1080, switch left double cork 1080, and a right double cork 1260.
On the women’s side of things, Sigourney, 28, was on fire and skied with passion and unprecedented style. Her first run featured solid grabs and impressive amplitude. On her second run, she went absolutely massive and put down a flawless run that included a straight air, alleyoop Japan, cork 900 tail, alleyoop 540, left 540, and ended with a right 720. She was awarded 90.33 for her efforts, which held for second place.
“I am so stoked, tonight was so fun, and it was great to get on the podium with these girls,” said Sigourney following the event. “The X Games are such a huge event each year, and it just feels really good to put this down, and get a medal here tonight,” she continued.
Hot on Sigourney's heels was fellow Monster Energy athlete, Sharpe. Despite a few bobbles in her first and second run, she looked poised and confident and scored an 88.66 on her last attempt. Her run consisted of a mute grab, right 900, flair, right 360, switch left 360, straight air, and a left 900.
As the last major pipe event before the Olympics, tonight’s contest was a solid preview of what we may see in Pyeonchang, South Korea next month.
The extreme action of the X Games continues throughout the weekend in Aspen. Stay tuned!
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