Day 1 of the Aspen World Champs is done and dusted and the bar was raised high from the get go. It was Slopestyle Qualifications and there was some huge wins and some big upsets!
First up were the females and the Southern Hemisphere crew ripped the course apart! Kiwi Zoi Sadowski-Synnott scored the highest run of the day…a 94.50! Taking her straight through to the finals. Tess Coady from Australia wasn’t far behind and stomped her run clean to score a 89.75 which landed her in 3rd, with Jamie Anderson qualifying 2nd with a 90.75. Cool Wakushima from New Zealand scored a 79.75 which has put her also through the finals! Strong performances so far from the crew Down Under.
The finals will now see the below females battle it out for a spot on the podium:
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Jamie Anderson, Tess Coady, Enni Rukajarvi, Anna Gasser, Kokomo Murase, Annika Morgan and Cool Wakushima.
The guys followed the girls straight after in a two heat style format. The top 8 from each heat progress through to finals day. It was Leon Vockensperger from Germany who qualified with the highest score of the day with a 92.25. Followed by Lyon Farrell with an 88.50 and in third the Norwegian power house Marcus Kleveland with an 86.50.
The below are the 16 men who qualified through to the finals:
Marcus Kleveland, Leon Vockensperger, Rene Rinnekangas, Lyon Farrell, Hiroaki Kunitake, Dusty Henricksen, Sebastian Toutant, Casper Wolf, Kaito Hamada, Torgeir Begrem, Max Parrot, Red Gerard, Naj Mekinc, Ruki Tobita, Chris Corning and Sebbe De Buck.
To watch the Slopestyle Finals go down. It will be streamed live right here. Set the alarm clock for Saturday March 13 3:30AM AEST.