Freeskiing

Olympic Medalist Kenworthy Takes Dew Tour

by
USSA
2014-12-14 15:35
 
BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 14, 2014) - Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) took home his first slopestyle Dew Tour title and fellow Olympic medalist, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) finished third on the final day of the 10th annual Dew Tour in Breckenridge. Kenworthy posted the two highest scores of the day and landed two solid runs in a course challenged by weather with heavy snow falling and creating a soft, slow course and near whiteout conditions at times. 
 
Kenworthy seemed unphased by the fresh snow that accumulated during the event, landing an impressive winning run with a left double cork 1080 tailgrab and a standout switch left 270 to lipslide on the wallride, the only competitor to utilize that feature. 
 
Sweden’s Oystein Bratten snagged second place just ahead of Nick Goepper who linked left and right double cork 1080s on the last two jumps. Olympic Champion, Joss Christensen, struggled to find speed and ended up sixth. 
 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gus Kenworthy’s Dew Tour slopestyle win was his first at the event.
  • The opening event of the season marked a reunion of the U.S. Freeskiing athletes who swept the podium in the Olympic debut of slopestyle in Sochi.
  • U.S. Freeskiing athletes took eight of 12 podium spots, including all four titles.
  • NBC will carry highlights of the Dew Tour on Dec. 28 fro 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST.
 
QUOTES
Gus Kenworthy, Dew Tour Winner
I’ve had [Dew Tour] podiums in pipe and one in big air but this is my first time getting on the podium in slope. That’s my main discipline so I’m really excited. It was tough, tough weather today but everybody put it together the best they could and I was really happy to land my runs. 
 
I’m really excited for X Games. I’m stoked on how my pipe skiing is, too. I missed the podium last night but I’m gunning for a podium at X.
 
Nick Goepper, Third place, Dew Tour
The conditions were really variable and I think today was anyone’s game. I kind of like conditions like these because it’s a little more strategic as far as how you do your run. I was stoked to put down the run that I did and I’m just so happy to come away with a spot on the podium. It kind of feels like a repeat to Sochi.
 
RESULTS
Men’s Slopestyle Results 
 

HELP THE TEAM

The U.S. Ski Team relies solely on the support of the American public. Click here to support the team.