See photos and results from men’s, women’s superpipe final at the Aspen Freeskiing Open
Photos by Jeremy Swanson. Click above for full screen and captions.
Today at Buttermilk Mountain in beautiful Aspen, Colorado, 12 male and 8 female competitors took to the X Games superpipe to compete in the Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open. When it was all said and done, local-boy Alex Ferreira took home first place on the men’s side and Cassie Sharpe won on the women’s side. Ferreira (91.60), started off with a left tail, followed by a switch 720 mute, left 900 nose, right double flat 900 Japan and left 1260 tail.
“It was a really difficult contest and I was happy to be a part of it,” said Ferriera of the 10th Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open. “The level of riding out there today was insane.”
Sharpe (83.20), began her run with a flair on the right side, followed by a left mute grab, right straight air Japan grab, left 540, right alley oop safety, left alley oop safety and ended with a right 360.
Jamie Crane-Mauzy, who finished second for the women, said of the contest, “I love the pipe, it gives great boost. The judges were really rewarding style and the whole comp had a great vibe.”
On the men’s side, Brian Kish (85.00) and Kyle Smaine (84.80) rounded out the podium, while Jamie Crane-Mauzy (79.00) and Zyre Austin (76.60) took second and third for the women.
1. Cassie Sharpe 83.20
2. Jamie Crane-Mauzy 79.00
3. Austin Zyre 76.60
Best Trick: Megan Warrener
1. Alex Ferreira 91.60
2. Brian Kish 85.00
3. Kyle Smaine 84.80
Best Trick: Taylor Seaton
About the author:
Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.