Tom Wallisch soars to the 2012 men's slopestyle AFP World Championship title. (USSA/Sarah Brunson)
WHISTLER, CANADA (April 20) – After a stunning season, that included an X Games gold and silver medal and the Mammoth Mountain VISA U.S. Grand Prix win, Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) was crowned the 2012 AFP slopestyle champion after finishing fifth at the season finale. Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN), who had been duking it out with Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) all winter, finished second in the standings ahead of Brown. Canada’s Kaya Turski won the women's AFP slopestyle title, while crossover athlete Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) took third for the women’s rankings behind Australia’s Anna Segal.
Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) claimed the 2012 men’s AFP World Championship title with fifth in the season finale.
Wallisch’s title puts him on top by 316 points on the AFP World Ranking.
Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) was second by 55 points over Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO).
Canada’s Kaya Turski won the women's title with Australia’s Anna Segal in second and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) in third.
Logan is in line to win the AFP Sarah Burke Overall Championship title, presented at the awards ceremony on Sunday evening.
Gus Kentworthy (Telluride, CO) won the season's final event to finish fourth in the standings, while Australia’s Anna Segal took the women's final.
The season wraps Sunday with halfpipe finals.
QUOTES Tom Wallisch I skied the best I have this season and now I have the title to prove it. It’s exciting looking forward to next year and I am stoked to come back and defend my title next year. With Sochi just around the corner this really gets me excited and hungry for the Olympics.
Devin Logan I have been working super hard all season at managing competing in both pipe and slope. To be on the podium for overall slopestyle champs is awesome and hopefully tomorrow I will be able to take home the AFP Sarah Burke Overall Championship title too, that would be such an honor.