Maddie Bowman claims gold in the 2014 Dew Tour superpipe
Six of the best female halfpipe skiers in the world met on Breck’s Peak 8 for a battle royale at the 2014 Dew Tour superpipe finals, this morning. Once again, mother nature provided a picture perfect day here in Colorado. The girls took full advantage as they broke out their best runs in an attempt to grab the famed Dew Cup.
From the get-go, it was Maddie Bowman who delivered the best tricks throughout the morning, earning an 88.75 on her first run and a 91.25 on her second go-round. The Olympic gold medalist could not be stopped as she stomped her run flaunting a big straight air safety, a rightside 900, a left 540 nose, a straight air mute, a left cork 900 and a 720 to cap things off.
Annalisa Drew captured the silver medal position today with an 86.25. The top qualifier from Wednesday’s semifinals, Drew stomped a very technical run, including a rightside 540, a left 900, an alleyoop 540, a leftside 540 mute, a flair, a left 720 and a switch 720. After a fall on her first attempt, Japanese stunner Ayana Onozuka executed a solid second run, boasting big amplitude all the way into third place. Onozuka linked back-to-back 540s, spinning both ways, as well as back-to-back 720s throughout her second run to post an 85.75.
Rounding out the top five were Janina Kuzma—winner of the 2014 Grand Prix event at Copper Mountain—and Virginie Faivre. Congratulations to all of the competitors for putting on a rockin’ show.
|Results: 2014 Winter Dew Tour Women's Superpipe Finals||Run 1||Run 2||Best|
|1. Maddie Bowman||88.75||91.25||91.25|
|2. Annalisa Drew||86.25||46.25||86.25|
|3. Ayana Onozuka||34.75||85.75||85.75|
|4. Janina Kuzma||81.50||85.00||85.00|
|5. Virginie Faivre||78.75||83.00||83.00|