Americans Land Silver, Bronze At X Games Superpipe
Brita Sigourney, shown here after winning the FIS Freestyle World Cup in December, met superpipe winner Roz Groenewoud and fellow American Maddie Bowman on the podium after capturing third at the Winter X Games in Aspen, CO. (Getty Images-Doug Pensinger)
ASPEN, CO (Jan. 28) –Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) was second and U.S. Freeskiing's Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) third Saturday as Canadian Roz Groenwoud claimed the women's ski superpipe victory at Winter X Games. Groenewoud posted an X Games record 93.66 and dedicated her victory to teammate Sarah Burke.
Roz Groenewoud was sporting Sarah Burke stickers on her helmet for her late teammate during the competition
Groenewoud won her first X Games gold in her fifth appearance in the competition
Groenewoud’s winning run: straight air, right 900 to left 540 to right 540 to left 720 to her first unnatural 720 in competition
Maddie Bowman had three runs with scores above 90. The best, a 92, earned silver
Britta Sigourney hit the first 1080 in women's competition, nabbing a 90.66 for bronze
QUOTES Roz Goenewoud
It means so much. After the tribute on Thursday, I am so proud to be a skier. The outpouring of support has been amazing. I felt like I had Sarah with me. She has been a teammate for so long. This is for Sarah.
Honestly this is kind of shocking, it is just now sinking in. It’s great and I am honored to be able to go out and ski like Sarah would have wanted.