Women’s Superpipe: Gretchen Bleiler, Kelly Clark and Xuetong Cai

Breckenridge, CO: Saturday morning literally started bright and early with women’s slope semi finals. I had so much fun shooting photos because everyone was killing it and it was so beautiful out. Nineteen women competed and only five advance to the finals to join last years Dew Cup winner Jamie Anderson. Top qualifier Charlotte Van Giles from Holland spun a huge Backside 7 on the second jump, while 2nd place qualifier Enni Rukajarvi from Finland spun a 270 off the rail with Back to Back 5’s and Back to Back 3’s on the jumps.

SNB SLOPESTYLE WOMEN SEMI-FINAL

1

Charlotte Van Gils

90.50

2

Enni Rukajärvi

89.33

3

Sarka Pancochova

86.67

4

Spencer O’Brien

85.17

5

Rebecca Torr

79.00

6

Stefi Luxton

77.67

7

Sina Candrian

75.17

8

Silvia Mittermueller

74.83

By Saturday afternoon copious amounts of people came to Breckenridge to watch the Halfpipe finals, which consisted of six women and 12 men. Riders were going huge and even with the sun going down and the light making it impossible to get a good photo, everyone rode impressive. Kelly Clark came out on top with her always impressive huge Front 10. Louie Vito threw 3 doubles in a row including a Backside Double 12, while Shaun White went higher than my camera could capture. 

SNB SUPERPIPE MEN FINALS

1

Shaun White

95.00

2

Louie Vito

92.75

3

Iouri Podlachikov

90.00

4

Christian Haller

88.00

5

Kohei Kudo

86.00

6

Matt Ladley

84.00

7

Steve Fisher

79.75

8

Keito Kumazaki

55.75

9

Kazuhiro Kokubo

47.75

10

Scott Lago

40.00

11

Luke Mitrani

24.25

12

Danny Davis

18.25

SNB SUPERPIPE WOMEN FINALS

1

Kelly Clark

91.25

2

Gretchen Bleiler

90.25

3

Xuetong Cai

85.00

4

Maddy Schaffrick

80.00

5

Kaitlyn Farrington

70.00

6

Queralt Castellet

54.50


Men’s Superpipe: Louie Vito, Shaun White and Iouri Podlachikov

Sunday was just as beautiful as Saturday, and the slope finals were ridiculous. I was very happy to see that half of the slope podiums between men and women were Canadians. Of six women, Spencer O’Brien took 1st with her run of a Front Board, Back Lip, Back 5, Switch Back 5, Back 1 out and Switch Back 1 to Front 7. Spencer was so stoked to take 1st again since the 2009 Breckenridge stop of Dew Tour.

On the men’s side, there were 12 competitors including last year’s winners Eric Willett, Mark McMorris, and Torstien Horgmo. Norways Gjerdmund Braaton ended up on top, while Canadians Sebastian Toutant and Charles Reid took 2nd and 3rd. 
 

SNB SLOPESTYLE MEN FINALS

1

Gjermund Braaten

97.75

2

Sebastien Toutant

96.00

3

Charles Reid

90.00

4

Chas Guldemond

86.75

5

Mikkel Bang

84.00

6

Sage Kotsenburg

81.25

7

Mark Mcmorris

75.25

8

Torstein Horgmo

59.50

9

Eric Willett

43.25

10

Sam Hulbert

32.25

11

Sondre Tiller

29.00

12

Seppe Smits

26.00

SNB SLOPESTYLE WOMEN FINALS

1

Spencer O’Brien

90.75

2

Enni Rukajärvi

79.50

3

Sarka Pancochova

72.00

4

Rebecca Torr

64.75

5

Jamie Anderson

59.25

6

Charlotte Van Gils

56.50


Women’s Slopestyle: Enni Rukajärvi, Spencer O’Brien and Sarka Pancochova

 
Men’s Slopestyle: Sebastien Toutant, Gjermund Braaten and Charles Reid