KILLINGTON, VT (Jan. 17) – The U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding teams athletes will be back in action this weekend, returning to Killington, Vermont for the second stop of the Dew Tour. New for this week, the U.S. Freeskiing team welcomes its newest member Duncan Adams (Breckenridge, CO) to their halfpipe team. Adams placed third at the Dew Tour at Breckenridge in December and will surely be seeking to make his way to more podium finishes this season. There are 20 athletes from U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding who are set to compete.
The Dew Tour is a multi-sport three stop tour with over $1.5 million up for grabs based on individual and year end standings.
Keep an eye on U.S. Snowboarding riders members Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH), Sage Kotsenberg (Park City, UT), Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) and Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) competing and hungry for podium spots in the snowboarding halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding.
Vermont native, Benji Farrow (Ludlow, VT), and U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Team athlete, will be returning to his home looking for success.
U.S. Freeskiing's Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) is setting his sights for another slopestyle win after his Breckenridge Dew Tour win.
Fresh off a first place finish at the Northstar Resort Revolution Tour, Joseph Mensch (Mastic Beach, NY) will be attending his second Dew Tour stop of the season.
New U.S. team member Duncan Adams will be returning to his Vermont roots; he was born and raised in Stowe.
Halfpipe skier Jen Hudak will not be competing due to an injury sustained in practice.
The Dew Tour's third and final stop take place February 9 - 12, 2012 at Snowbasin, Utah.
I am psyched to be a part of the team. There are a lot of opportunities to get some quality skiing and training in with great coaches. The team is super cool, they are all good guys who are fun to ski with. I am so pumped for this opportunity.
Evan Raps, U.S. Freeskiing Coach I am super pumped, we've been looking to get him on the team for a while. His finish at Dew Tour solidified his spot on the team. We are all for it. It's exciting because Duncan brings in a whole new element and he isn't afraid to do his own thing. He is the complete package; he has been working on his skiing his whole life and its really coming together for him. He can kill it at a pipe comp and shred the pow too. He's pretty much the man.