What a night in the Superpipe. Words are almost not enough to describe what happened tonight at the final day of Winter X Games 14.
Kevin Rolland put together the run of a lifetime, including 3 double flip/cork variations to blow away the field and claim Superpipe gold. Jossi Wells took stylish skiing to a new level, banging his way into silver. And last year’s gold medalist Xavier Bertoni held on long enough with a super technical run to bump out Simon Dumont for the bronze medal.
After the superpipe, a brand new X Games event was held: High Air. With scientific instruments in the height meter and each of the hand picked 6 athletes’ bibs, there was one goal: to see who could boost the highest. After the two 10 minute jam sessions were over, it was Peter Olenick who stood [flew?] over the competition with a height of 24′ 11″. The event marked a first time gold medal for Peter and a Guinness World Record for highest air in a halfpipe, to boot.
Check back tomorrow morning for full stories and photos of both the Superpipe and High Air contests.
As X Games 14 ends, we look back at all the amazing skiing that took place over the course of the week. See you next year, Aspen.
Superpipe Top 3:
1) Kevin Rolland
2) Jossi Wells
3) Xavier Bertoni
Superpipe High Air Top 3:
1) Peter Olenick
2) Justin Dorey
3) Kevin Rolland