See who advanced to men’s pipe finals, X Games Aspen 2014

January 23rd, 2014 by

The 2014 edition of X Games Aspen is officially underway. Following this afternoon’s announcement that X Games extended its stay at Aspen/Snowmass through 2019, 16 men took to the superpipe, vying for one of eight spots in Friday’s final.

Highlights of the evening included David Wise bagging a 94.00 on his second run of the night; Ferreira and Currier showing impressive consistency, as they’re fresh off of podium finishes in Park City; plus, Yater-Wallace returning to competition after having suffered a collapsed lung and multiple broken ribs at Dew Tour. Torin was recently named to the U.S. Olympic freeskiing team, despite having been sidelined for the duration of the Olympic qualifying season.

While Torin’s return to form is certainly noteworthy, it was his critical remarks on Twitter that captured most folks’ attention tonight. Torin made a statement re: the number of double corks being thrown during the qualifying round; he wrote:

Among those missing the cut tonight: Aaron Blunck, who also clinched an Olympic berth this week; Mike Riddle, who has yet to win a medal here at X Games; and Noah Bowman, who received many compliments on his skiing this evening, both in person and via social media.

Professional skier Banks Gilberti asserts Bowman should have received a higher score for his second run of the night; ’twas an excellent run, indeed.

Below are the results from the men’s superpipe elimination round:

Advancing to finals

1. David Wise 94.00
2. Alex Ferreira 91.00
3. Lyman Currier 90.00
4. Thomas Krief 88.66
5. Justin Dorey 88.33
6. Gus Kenworthy 88.00
7. Kevin Rolland 87.66
8. Torin Yater-Wallace 86.33

Cut off from finals

9. Mike Riddle 86.00
10. Ben Valentin 82.66
11. Noah Bowman 81.66
12. Byron Wells 81.00
13. Aaron Blunck 79.66
14. Simon D’Artois 76.66
15. Beau-James Wells 73.33
16. AJ Kemppainen 70.33

Related: X By The #s: Winter X Games 2014 kicks off today in Aspen, CO

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