Colby Stevenson (center) is joined on the podium by Colin Wili of Switzerland in second and Australian skier Russ Henshaw in third.
SEISER ALM, Italy (Jan. 28, 2017) – American freeskiers grabbed huge podium finishes at the FIS World cup slopestyle event in Seiser Alm on Saturday. Colby Stevenson (Park City, UT) earned his first World Cup win and Caroline Claire (Willmington, VT) earned her first World Cup podium with a third-place finish.
Stevenson was the clear winner of the day, posting up superior performances on both the rails and the jumps.
“It’s unreal man,” Stevenson said after the competition. “I couldn’t be more happy right now.”
The 19-year-old member of the U.S. Freeskiing rookie team was joined on the podium by Colin Wili of Switzerland in second and Australian skier Russ Henshaw in third.
It was a big finish for Claire, who was making her first World Cup appearance after finding great success on the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour the past two seasons. Sarah Hoefflin of Switzerland took the win for the ladies, while French skier Colline Ballet-Baz took second.
Next up on the World Cup tour for the freeski athletes is the Mammoth Mountain stop of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Feb. 1-4.
U.S. Freeskiing rookie slopestyle team member Colby Stevenson won. His run scored 89.20
U.S. Freeskiing rookie slopestyle team member Caroline Claire was third. Her run scored 76.40.
QUOTES Colby Stevenson It’s unreal man. I did the best I could and ended up on top. I couldn’t be more happy right now. With my dad and all my friends in here it’s just the best time.