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White Two-for-Two in Dew Tour Qualifier

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USSA
2013-12-13 17:30
 

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 13) – Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) qualified into the top spot in the slopestyle qualifier Friday at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, the first-ever Olympic qualification series for slopestyle snowboarding. On Thursday White qualified in first for the upcoming halfpipe final, which will air live on NBC Saturday at 10 a.m. MST. The men’s slopestyle final will kick off on Sunday at 1 p.m. MST and air live on NBCSN.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) qualified into the top spot in the slopestyle qualifier Friday at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, the first-ever Olympic qualification series for slopestyle snowboarding.
  • Hometown hero Eric Willet (Breckenridge, CO) qualified second after he laid down a solid first run.
  • X Games gold medalist Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) also snuck in the top five with Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) right behind in sixth.
  • White also qualified in first for the upcoming halfpipe final, which will air live on NBC Saturday at 10 a.m. MST.
  • The men’s slopestyle final will kick off on Sunday at 1 p.m. MST and air live on NBCSN. Click here for full TV schedule.
  • In addition, all competition can be streamed live on www.dewtour.com.

QUOTES
Shaun White
It’s strange because it doesn’t feel like an Olympic qualifier. It’s the Dew Tour.

I’m just excited to land my run. It’s the first slopestyle comp since X Games, so it’s been quite a while since I had to land a run under pressure. I’m just excited. I’m excited that I can show up and ride slope just as well as I hoped to.

Eric Willet
Practice went really well this morning, and I switched up a couple things last minute in my run but it worked out. I’m stoked to put down a solid run.

The course is perfect here. Breck does an amazing job getting up this course so early and it’s perfect like it is all year-round. So I’m stoked to have it her at my home mountain.

RESULTS
Men’s Qualifier Results

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