Keri Herman added a nice, new, shiny Dew Cup to her trophy case this afternoon. The Minnesota native, who now calls Breckenridge home, skied her way to slopestyle gold with a run that consisted of a 270 out of the first rail feature; a front 270 out of the second rail; a switch 720 safety; a switch cork 540 Japan; a front swap on the Toyota Rail feature; a 720 safety and a right 720 tail on the last jump. The judges awarded Herman an 87.50 for her efforts.
Making the victory all the more special: Herman competed in front of her close family and friends this afternoon.
Sweden’s own Emma Dahlström grabbed the second position on the podium today with a 270 out; a right 540 safety; a switch left 540; a 450 out of the Toyota rainbow rail; a 540 and a switch 720 to close. Rising star Julia Krass rounded out the podium, scoring a 79.50 on her second run. Krass’ run included a 270 out; a switch on, onto the second rail feature; a switch right 540; a 270 out on the Toyota rainbow rail; a cork 720 and right 720 off the final two jumps.
Maggie Voisin, who topped the slopestyle qualifier earlier in the week, elected not to take her second run after suffering a slight tweak of the knee on her first go-round. Canadian Kim Lamarre also suffered an injury on the day; we’re wishing her all the best in a speedy recovery.