Day three of the 2015 Winter Dew Tour provided high-flying action from Breckenridge’s halfpipe. To start the day of competition, the six pre-qualified ladies met atop the “stunt ditch” for a best of two run final and a chance to win the coveted Dew Tour title.
During run one, Japanese skier and Olympic medalist Ayana Onozuka posted a score of 89.40 that would prove to be the winning number. Onozuka’s run consisted of a lofty mute grab, an alley-oop japan, a 540 mute, a right side 540 safety, a 720 safety, a switch right side 720, a right 360 safety and a switch right side 540 safety.
Canadian Cassie Sharpe claimed her first-ever Dew Tour podium, thanks to a run worthy of second place, today. Sharpe skied very consistently throughout the day, but it was her second run score of 87.40 that sealed the deal. Her run included a cork 900, a right side 540 safety, a 540 safety, back-to-back flairs, a right 360 safety and a 540.
Carmel, California’s own Brita Sigourney showed her toughness on her second lap through the pipe to capture the third place on today’s podium. With some of the highest air of the day, Sigourney’s third place run was highlighted by a large alley-oop japan and a 900 mute. See clips from Sigourney’s day in the video above.[table id=104 /]
Congratulations to all of the ladies that competed today. Thanks for putting on a great show for us to enjoy.
Following women’s halfpipe, it was the men’s turn to throw down in a best of two run semifinal event. Twenty six of skiing’s finest pipe skiers met atop the lighted, icy arena and threw down their best stuff for a chance to compete in the main event, going down on Saturday, December 12. The ten best scorers from the first two runs would advance to finals, while the next best ten men would battle it out for two remaining positions in finals, via a third run, last chance qualifier.
From run one, the day belonged to reigning Dew Tour champion David Wise. David shocked the judges and the rowdy crowd with big airs and technical tricks, including a double cork 1260 mute and a tweaked out alley-oop 720 octo, earning a score of 90.20.
Colorado native Alex Ferreira included two double corks into his second place run. One being a double 900 and another being a double cork 1260, posting a score of 88.00.
Halfpipe veteran Kevin Rolland bagged the third qualifying position with a series of very large airs and big spins. Rolland stomped his signature double cork 1260 mute and a technical switch right 720 mute grab, earning a score of 86.40.
Other notable performances came from Beau-James Wells and Byron Wells, who provided our daily dose of style, and Aaron Blunck, who made it count when the pressure was on and locked up a spot in finals via the last chance qualifier.[table id=105 /]
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Men’s halfpipe finals will go down on Saturday, December 12. To see a complete schedule of Dew Tour events, click here. Congratulations to all of the competitors on a badass competition. Best of luck in finals, gentlemen.