Dew Tour: Kenworthy and Sildaru claim Dew Tour slopestyle victories

Dew Tour: Kenworthy and Sildaru claim Dew Tour slopestyle victories

The final day of the 2015 Winter Dew Tour provided some of the finest slopestyle skiing our sport has ever witnessed. After significant snowfall the day before, Ma’ Nature allowed for the skies to clear and Breckenridge Mountain was graced with a bluebird Colorado day. For both the men and women, a $30,000 grand prize and the famed Dew Tour title was on the line, and at the end of the day, it was Gus Kenworthy and youngster Kelly Sildaru who stamped their names in the Dew Tour saga.

Six of freeskiing’s most talented ladies met atop Breckenridge’s Freeway terrain park for a best of two run battle royale, this morning. At the end of the impressive competition, thirteen-year-old Kelly Sildaru hoisted the first place trophy, next to her fellow competitors Tiril Sjåstad Christensen (2), and Emma Dahlström.

Sildaru’s winning run consisted of a switch 270 on to continuing 270 out on the first rail, a backside switch up continuing 270 on the second rail feature, a switch right 900 mute, a right cork 720 tail, a 270 out of the trap rail, a switch left 900 mute on the third jump and a 720 opposite tail, earning a score of 90.80.

Kelly Sildaru’s Winning Run

Norwegian Tiril Sjåstad Christensen and Swede Emma Dahlström grabbed the second and third positions on the podium. Christensen’s second place run was highlighted by a final hit switch 1080 tail, while Dahlström’s third place lap was packed with a series of very stylish 720s and technical rails. Congratulations to all of the competitors on an epic battle. ‘Twas mighty fun to watch from the bottom of the course.

Women’s Results

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For the second straight year, the men’s slopestyle title was claimed by Colorado native Gus Kenworthy. Despite a knee injury suffered last season and just nine days on snow so far this Winter, Gus proved that he is still at the top of his game, posting a first run score of 92.20 that would stand as the high score throughout the event. Joining Kenworthy on the slopestyle podium was seasoned veteran Jossi Wells (2) and Dew Tour rookie Fabian Bösch (3).

Kenworthy’s run included a right 450 on to continuing 270 out of the first rail feature, a 360 swap to 270 out of the second rail, a double cork 1080 tail on the first jump, a right double cork 1260 mute on the second jump, a switch 270 on to misty 450 japan out of the trap rail, a switch right double cork 1080 japan on the third jump, and a switch double cork 1080 japan on the final jump.

Gus Kenworthy’s Winning Run

Wells’ stylish second place run was highlighted by a final hit switch double cork 1440, while Fabian Bösch’s run showcased double corks in both directions, technical rail sections and stomped landings. Note: Bösch was the only competitor to throw a triple cork in today’s competition.

Men’s Results

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Congratulations to all of the athletes who participated in the 2015 Dew Tour. Thanks for providing all of the epic moments and high-flying action. Until next year, folks.

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