Goepper and Sjåstad Christiansen win Freeski Open of NZ slopestyle, 2013

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

Each posting their second win of the 2013/14 competition season, in as many contests, Nick Goepper and Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen have established themselves as the ones to beat going forward.

On a sunny day at New Zealand’s Cardrona Alpine Resort—amid a stacked field—Goepper earned himself the gold with a run that included a handplant over the top jib feature; a switch-up, pretzel 270 out of the flat-down; a switch on, rodeo 450 out of the canon rail; a rightside double cork 12 mute; a switch left double 10 Japan and a switch right double 9 screamin’ Japan.

On the ladies’ side, Sjåstad Christiansen skied her way to the top of the podium with a 270 off the top feature; a clean switch-on to the down rail; a forward 450 out of the canon; a left 5 mute; switch right 5 tail and a 720 leading tail on the bottom booter.

Video of the runs can be seen here.

Freeski Open of NZ, Ski Slopestyle, Men’s Final Results:

1. Nick Goepper (USA) 95.8
2. James Woods (GBR) 95.0
3. Henrik Harlaut (SWE) 93.4
4. Jesper Tjåder (SWE) 92.0
5. Gus Kenworthy (USA) 89.6
6. Rob Franco (USA) 84.2
7. Lyman Currier (USA) 84.0
8. Antti Ollila (FIN) 83.8
9. Øystein Bråten (NOR) 83.2
10. Beau-James Wells (NZL) 82.2

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Freeski Open of NZ, Ski Slopestyle, Women’s Final Results:

1. Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen (NOR) 97.6
2. Lisa Zimmerman (GER) 87.8
3. Devin Logan (USA) 77.6
4. Dania Assaly (CAN) 73.0
5. Annabel Blake (AUS) 67.6

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To see how this affects the AFP World Ranking, follow this link.