2012 Skier of the Year Round 1 winners announced, Round 2 voting begins

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The polls opened on November 1, with 16 skiers pitted against each other in a head-to-head style format. In the week that followed, thousands upon thousands of people cast their vote. Now, round one of voting has come to a close, and those 16 men have become eight.

Though several round one matchups were close, it was Mike Hornbeck versus Candide Thovex that played the role of Florida in this election. The vote went back and forth between these candidates, with the matchup too close to call until all the votes were tallied. In the end, it was the man from France, Candide Thovex, who came out on top, edging out the American Hornbeck by less than two hundred votes.

Want to see how America voted? See below for a graphical breakdown of each state’s pick, along with age demographics. Please note that ages are based solely on what a voter indicated, so there’s no guarantee as to its accuracy.


Click here to vote in Skier of the Year round 2

Now, it’s time to vote in round two for men and round one of the women’s bracket. From here on out, you will be able to vote in both brackets in one go, so be sure to vote in all the matchups.

Sean Pettit versus Dane Tudor

Winner: Sean Pettit
Margin: 57% – 43%

Henrik Harlaut versus Gus Kenworthy

Winner: Henrik Harlaut
Margin: 56% – 44%

Torin Yater-Wallace versus Todd Ligare

Winner: Torin Yater-Wallace
Margin: 73% – 27%

Parker White versus Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Winner: Parker White
Margin: 66% – 34%

Mike Hornbeck versus Candide Thovex

Winner: Candide Thovex
Margin: 51% – 49%

Phil Casabon versus Richard Permin

Winner: Phil Casabon
Margin: 63% – 37%

Tom Wallisch versus Bobby Brown

Winner: Tom Wallisch
Margin: 73% – 27%

Eric Pollard versus Pep Fujas

Winner: Eric Pollard
Margin: 55% – 45%

Note: Ages represent votes internationally. White states indicate a tie. Location data only available for the United States.