McRae Williams, shown here competing at Mammoth Mountain, earned the overall FIS Crystal Globe for slopestyle following his second-place finish in Switzerland. (USSA)
SILVAPLANA, Switzerland (March 3, 2017) – McRae Williams (Park City, UT) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) scored podium finishes at the final FIS World Cup slopestyle event of the season, with second and third-place finishes respectively. Williams also earned the overall championship with the result, earning the FIS Crystal Globe for slopestyle.
Winning the crystal globe was a career moment for Williams, who held a spot in the top-five on the points list throughout the 2016-2017 season. The second-place finish at Silvaplana combined with his World Cup win at Font Romeu in January was enough to catapult him to the top of the list. It was his fourth career World Cup podium and his first overall win.
Joining Williams and Kenworthy on the podium was Teal Harle of Canada, who scored his first career World Cup win.
Also making the final for the American men were Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN), who finished just off the podium in fourth and Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO), who finished 10th.
For the women, Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) led the charge with a fourth-place finish. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) also made the final, finishing fifth. Isabel Atkin of Great Britain won the event, Sweden’s Emma Dahlstrom was second and Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland was third.
Sarah Hoefflin of Switzerland was crowned the overall FIS slopestyle champion for the women and awarded the Crystal Globe. Voisin was the top overall finisher for U.S. Freeskiing, finishing ninth on the slopestyle points list.
McRae Williams was second for the men at Silvaplana and was crowned the overall FIS slopestyle champion. His second run scored 90.20.
Gus Kenworthy was third for the men. His second run scored 88.20.
It was the final FIS World Cup slopestyle of the season.