Twelve men, 12 women advance to Grand Prix superpipe finals at Copper Mountain

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

More than 100 competitors from thirty five+ countries dropped into the superpipe at Copper Mountain today gunning for a spot in Friday’s Grand Prix superpipe final. A sanctioned FIS World Cup and platinum level AFP event, the Grand Prix is among the biggest competitions of the year.

The competitors were separated into four men’s heats and two women’s heats. The top two from each men’s heat, and top four from each women’s heat advanced. Additionally, the four men and women who banked the next highest scores, regardless of their heat, earned a spot in the final. Here’s a breakdown of who you’ll see competing in the finals:

MEN ADVANCING TO SUPERPIPE FINAL

Heat 1:

Byron Wells
Thomas Krief

Heat 2:

David Wise
Gus Kenworthy

Heat 3:

Joffrey Pollet-Villard
Kevin Rolland

Heat 4:

Matt Margetts
Benoit Valentin

Four from overall ranking:

Simon Dumont
Aaron Blunck
Alex Ferreira
Mike Riddle

WOMEN ADVANCING TO SUPERPIPE FINAL

Heat 1:

Marie Martinod
Maddie Bowman
Rosalind Groenewoud
Ayana Onozuka

Heat 2:

Brita Sigourney
Cassie Sharpe
Virginie Faivre
Manami Mitsuboshi

Four from overall ranking:

Annalisa Drew
Megan Gunning
Katrien Aerts
Mirjam Jaeger

For a full listing of scores and results, follow these links:

Stay tuned for results from tomorrow’s slopestyle qualifier. Freeskier will be on site covering the superpipe and slopestyle finals on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Fantasy Freeride League trading will remain open through Thursday night, giving Fantasy players a chance to see the final start heats for both pipe and slope prior to finalizing their teams. Click here to draft your team now.