U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe team member Hunter Hess (left) on the podium with winner Benoit Valentin of France, and Mike Riddle of Canada in second. (Copper Mountain)
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 10, 2016) – U.S. Freeskiing rookie halfpipe team member Hunter Hess (Bend, OR) was on the podium in third at the first stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper Mountain on Saturday.
Joining Hess on the podium were Benoit Valentin of France in first and Mike Riddle of Canada in second.
Also in the top 10 for the men were Cameron Broderick (Mammoth Lakes, CA) who finished eighth and Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO) who finished ninth.
Leading the charge for the American women was Abigale Hansen (June Lake, CA) who finished eighth. Right behind Hansen was Jeanee Crane-Mauzy (Park City, UT) in ninth.
The U.S. Revolution Tour continues at Waterville Valley, NH, Jan. 8-13 where athletes will compete in back-to-back slopestyle events.
Hunter Hess was on the podium for the American men. He finished third with a run that included: switch left 900, left double 900, right corked 900, left 1080