Freeskiing

Goepper Grabs X Games Slopestyle Silver

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USSA
2017-03-09 15:57
 

HAFJELL, Norway (March 9, 2017) – Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) earned a silver medal in men’s slopestyle at X Games Norway on Thursday, while his U.S. Freeskiing teammate Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) earned bronze for the ladies.

Goepper, who won three consecutive X Games Aspen titles from 2013-15, skied well on the challenging course to claim his fifth overall X Games medal (he also earned silver at his first X Games appearance in 2012).

Norwegian Oystein Braaten took the gold in front of the home crowd, while James Woods of Great Britain rounded out the podium with bronze.

Logan earned her second X Games medal, having taken slopestyle silver in 2012. With her podium finish in Norway, Logan jumped to the top of the overall rankings on the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) tour.

Logan wasn’t originally scheduled to compete in slopestyle in Norway—she snuck in off the alternate list when Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru dropped just before the competition started. Johanne Killi also took home a gold medal for Norway, while Tess Ledeux of France took silver.

Other Americans in the final: McRae Williams (Park City, UT) was fourth; Joss Christenson (Park City, UT) was fifth; Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) was seventh; Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) was seventh.

Up next for the U.S. Freeskiing athletes at X Games Norway is men and women’s big air on Saturday.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nick Goepper earned silver for the men. His first run scored 89.00: switch left 180, left 270 forward, right 270 to pretzel 450, switch right 270 pretzel 630, huge switch left double 1080 Japan, switch right double 900 blunt, right double 1080 mute, left double 1260 mute.   
  • Devin Logan earned bronze for the women. Her second run scored 83.00: slide, back 270, flat down to switch out, switch left 540 safety, leftside 720 tail, rightside 540 Japan, switch left 720 safety.   

 

RESULTS
Men’s slopestyle
Women’s slopestyle