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Breckenridge, Colo. – December 14, 2013 In a thrilling finish at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships first final of the dayGreg Bretz won the men’s Snowboard Superpipe Finals, and 1,000 points towards his USSA standings. The iON Mountain Championships serves as the first official U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Olympic team selection event of the 2013-2014 season. Excitement levels were high and the suspense carried on through the very end of the competition with Shaun White’s final run, which placed him in second. Bretz claimed the coveted Dew Cup with a score of 91.40, and a run that featured a frontside double 1080, cab double 1080, frontside 900, backside 900, frontside 1080 and cab 1080. White took second with a score of 90.40;Taylor Gold finished third with 89.60.
“I’m excited to be at the Dew Tour and for my first big win,” said Bretz after the competition. “I’m so stoked it’s an Olympic selection event, and I was able to come out on top. I just try to ride for myself and stay away from what other people are doing. It ended up working out, and I am super stoked about it.”
White congratulated Bretz after the event, stating, “He’s a great rider!” His focus now turns to tomorrow’s event, of which he said, “I’m ready for slopestyle. Just keep going!”
After landing a backside air, frontside double cork 1080, cab double cork 1080, frontside 540, double mctwist 1260 to a backside rodeo, White took second on the podium. His performance on the superpipe, which at 600 feet in length is currently the longest in the world, earned him 800 points in the USSA standings.
Directly after the men’s competition, the women took a turn for the Snowboard Superpipe Final. Torah Bright set the bar high with her first run, landing a McTwist, air to fakie, cab 720, frontside 540, frontside alley-oop, and alley-oop backside rodeo. She posted a score of 95.40 that held first place through the remainder of the competition, topping second place finisher Kelly Clark.
“The aim of the game today was to do everything nice and big and stylish,” said Bright. “I wanted to do a run that was memorable. And this pipe is awesome, it is perfect!”
The Dew Tour took over downtown Breckenridge last night, shutting down a block of Washington Ave. to create an urban snowboarding course for the Nike Snowboarding Streetstyle. Canadian Darcy Sharpe stood out during the half hour organized jam session, gaining both the overall win and Best Trick title for his frontside bluntslide 450 out on the dumpster.
“This is really cool,” said Sharpe, following the contest. “It’s sick to keep street competitions in Dew Tour and shows more style involved in snowboarding. Everybody killed it, so I’m stoked.”
The Dew Tour continues tomorrow men’s Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle Finals. Coverage of the 2013 Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships will be broadcast live tomorrow on NBC at 10am MT / 12pm ET. Dew Tour Live – Dew Tour’s dedicated digital platform – will stream every competition live bringing more Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access than ever before. In addition, all telecast hours will be distributed internationally across NBC’s global distribution partners.
Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships
December 12-15, 2013
Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final Results
1. Greg Bretz, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., 91.40. 2. Shaun White, Carlsbad, Calif., 90.40. 3. Taylor Gold, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 4. Louie Vito, Bellefontaine, Ohio, 88.00. 5. Scotty James, Australia., 85.00. 6. Ayumu Hirano, Japan, 83.80. 7. Danny Davis, Highland, Mich., 81.60. 8. Ben Ferguson, Bend, Ore., 76.80. 9. Benji Farrow, Ludlow, Vt., 70.60. 10. Christian Haller, Switzerland, 69.40. 11. Scott Lago, Seabrook, N.H., 68.80. 12. Kent Callister, Bend, Ore., 66.60. 13. Iouri Podltchikov, Switzerland, 64.20. 14. Taku Hiraoka, Japan 60.20. 15. Zachary Black, Breckenridge, Colo., 43.40. 16. Spencer Shaw, Stratton, Vt., 13.80.
Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final Results
1.Torah Bright, Australia, 95.40. 2. Kelly Clark, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., 90.60. 3. Chloe Kim, Torrance, Calif., 89.40. 4. Arielle Gold, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 84.20. 5. Kaitlyn Farrington, Sun Valley, Idaho, 83.80. 6. Gretchen Bleiler, Aspen, Colo., 80.00. 7. Xuetong Cai, China, 44.80. 8. Elena Hight, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 25.80.
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