Stage set for Monday’s AFP World Champs slopestyle showdown on Blackcomb

April 14th, 2013 by

Sunday, 60 male competitors dropped into the AFP World Champs/WSSF slopestyle course on Blackcomb Mountain. After nearly four hours of competition—two heats of 30, two runs each—10 skiers earned a spot in Monday’s semifinal round.

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Top of the course amid Sunday’s WSSF slopestyle qualifier

The qualifying criteria was as follows: The top three competitors from each heat advanced, along with the next four highest scores between both heats. Those 10 (11 today, on account of a tie between Vincent Gagnier—last night’s big air champion—and Simon D’Artois) join 20 pre-qualified athletes in tomorrow’s semifinal round.

The action kicks off Monday at 10:45 a.m. on Blackcomb. Following the elimination round, between 1:45 and 3:00, both the men’s and women’s final will be held, with awards to follow at 5:30.

Advancing from heat 1:

Aaron Blunck (USA) 85.00
Johan Berg (NOR) 83.67
Robby Franco (USA) 82.67

Advancing from heat 2:

Mikkel Joraandstad (NOR) 90.33
Espen Bergh (NOR) 88.00
Lyman Currier (USA) 86.67

Advancing LCQ:

Matthew Wilcox (CAN) 82.67 — heat 2
Lars Bjorum (NOR) 81.67 — heat 2
Charles Gagnier (CAN) 78.67 — heat 2
Vincent Gagnier (CAN) 77.67  — heat 2
Simon D’Artois (CAN) 77.67 — heat 1

More: Full results, 2013 AFP World Champs slopestyle qualifier

Pre-qualified men:

Nick Goepper (USA)
James Woods (GBR)
Russ Henshaw (AUS)
Gus Kenworthy (USA)
Matt Walker (USA)
McRae Williams (USA)
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (CAN)
Noah Morrison (CAN)
Henrik Harlaut (SWE)
Tom Wallisch (USA)
Jossi Wells (NZL)
Willie Borm (USA)
Alex Schlopy (USA)
Joss Christensen (USA)
Aleksi Patja (FIN)
Evan McEachran (CAN)
Keaton Carlson (CAN)
Kolby Ward (USA)
Antti Ollila (FIN)
Colby Stevenson (USA)

Women’s final startlist:

Annalisa Drew (USA)
Maude Raymond (CAN)
Maggie Voisin (USA)
Nikki Blackall (CAN)
Anna Willcox-Silverberg (NZL)
Alexi Micinski (USA)
Emma Whitman (CAN)
Jamie Crane-Mauzy (USA)
Yuki Tsubota (CAN)
Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen (NOR)

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