Freeskiing Programs

Kenworthy Keeps Overall Title at AFP Worlds

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USSA
2013-04-15 19:37
 

WHISTLER, BC (April 15) – With a near-flawless first run, Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) won the AFP World Championship slopestyle event at Whistler Blackcomb Monday after taking second place in the big air comp on Sunday. The results earned him the AFP Overall World title for the third year in a row. Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) took the men’s AFP Slopestyle World title after finishing second in Monday’s competition. In the women’s slopestyle, 14-year-old Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) took the win, beating a field of seasoned competitors. Also on Monday, both David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) were officially awarded their career first AFP Halfpipe World titles, men’s and women’s respectively. The AFP World Championships marked the end of the 2012-13 season and the final event for U.S. Freeskiing.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) won the AFP World Championship slopestyle event at Whistler Blackcomb Monday after taking second place in the big air comp on Sunday.
  • Kenworthy’s near-flawless first run featured two switch left and two right doubles as well as left and right spins off of the rails, which were too clean and technical for anyone to top.
  • Sunday and Monday’s results earned him the AFP Overall World title for the third year in a row.
  • Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) came closest to Kenworthy, settling for second by only 0.37 points.
  • Goepper took the men’s AFP Slopestyle World title.
  • In the women’s slopestyle, 14-year-old Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) took the win, beating a field of seasoned competitors.
  • Voisin turned heads early with her switch cork 900, which no female competitor could top.
  • Jamie Crane-Mauzy (Park City, UT/Axis Freeride) threw a double backflip as well as a backflip off of the canon rail, but was short on her last two jumps, so she settled for third.
  • U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team member Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) finished sixth.
  • Warm temperatures and sunny skies made for a great competition where the athletes were able to throw down one last time.
  • Also on Monday, both David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) were officially awarded their career first AFP Halfpipe World titles, men’s and women’s respectively.
  • Last year, both Wise and Bowman took second in the AFP Halfpipe World Rankings.
  • Keri Herman (Bloomington, MN) finished second in the AFP Overall women’s rankings just after winning the FIS World Cup slopestyle title. It was her third year in a row of ranking top three overall.
  • Crane-Mauzy placed third in the AFP Overall World Rankings.
  • The AFP World Championships marked the end of the 2012-13 season and the final event for U.S. Freeskiing.

Quotes
Maddie Bowman
This is such a great ending to my year, I worked hard all season and it's nice to have this cherry on top. It's rewarding to get first after coming in second last year, and this feels like some really good momentum. I'm looking forward to some down time this spring and getting back to it this summer!

David Wise
I don't pay too much attention to the rankings, but this is a great ending to my season. As always it's such a stacked field of competition and to be on top is an honor. Because we all work so hard, this could really go to anybody and I am grateful to end on such a high note. 

RESULTS
Official Men’s Results
Official Women’s Results
AFP Rankings

 

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