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Wise and Bowman Land X Games Gold

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USSA
2014-01-24 19:45
 

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24) – Olympians David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) both grabbed X Games gold at the halfpipe skiing final in Aspen Friday night, just a few weeks before the historic halfpipe skiing debut at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. It was Wise’s third-straight gold medal at X Games Aspen, while it was Bowman’s second straight. The Olympic halfpipe skiing debut is scheduled for Feb. 18 for the men and Feb. 20 for the women at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympians David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) both grabbed X Games gold at the halfpipe skiing final in Aspen Friday night, just a few weeks before the historic halfpipe skiing debut at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
  • It was Wise’s third-straight gold medal at X Games Aspen after dominating the competition in 2012 and 2013.
  • France’s halfpipe hero Kevin Rolland took silver while Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) stomped his third and final run to earn bronze, his first X Games medal. Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) also qualified for the final, but couldn’t land clean runs and finished sixth and seventh.
  • Olympian Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) also qualified for the final, but opted out of the competition.
  • It was Bowman’s second-straight gold medal at X Games Aspen after wining last year, and she beat out Canadian Roz Groenewoud and France’s Marie Martinod, who took silver and bronze.
  • Fellow Olympians Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) and Angeli VanLaanen (Bellingham, WA) also advanced to the final where they finished fifth and seventh respectively.
  • The Olympic halfpipe skiing debut is scheduled for Feb. 18 for the men and Feb. 20 for the women at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

QUOTES
David Wise
The field was super strong. I can't say enough good things about pipe skiing right now; it was amazing.

Maddie Bowman
I think the biggest thing was just coming out here and having fun and just focusing on the skiing and having a good time. It’s awesome. X Games is huge so I’m on top of the world right now.

The biggest thing about this group of girls is that we’re just friends. We travel together, we ski together all the time and there’s such good camaraderie. I’m so excited to go to Russia with them and we’re going to have a great time.

RESULTS
Official Men’s Results
Official Women’s Results

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