Freeskiing

Wise and Drew Lead U.S. Into Pipe Finals

by
USSA
2016-03-09 19:03
 

TIGNES, France (March 9, 2016) – The U.S. will lead the pack into the final FIS Freeski World Cup halfpipe event of the season in Tignes, France Thursday. With 10 of the 16 overall finals spots nabbed by American athletes, the U.S. looks to finish the season strong. In coordination with the SFR Freestyle Tour, the event will be held under the lights on Thursday in one of the world’s best halfpipes.  

 

The American men locked down six of the 10 spots in the finals. David Wise (Reno, NV) was the top overall qualifier, followed by Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO) and Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) in second and third respectively. Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) was fifth, Broby Leeds (Vail, CO) was seventh and Kyle Smaine (South Lake Tahoe, CA) was ninth. 

 

The American women dominated the field, securing four of the six finals spots; Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) was the top qualifier for the women, finishing third. Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) finished fourth, Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) was fifth and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) was sixth. 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE 

Halfpipe finals kick off Thursday, March 10 at 6:40 p.m. CET (12:40 p.m. EST), with live streaming on NBC Sports LIVE Extra

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • David Wise qualified first for the men with a best-run score of 92.80: left double 1260 mute, right 1080, switch left double 1080, right double 1260 mute, left 900 tail.
  • Annalisa Drew was the top qualifier for the American women with a best-run score of 84.20: safety air, left 900, left alley-oop 540 safety, left 540 safety, right flare, left 720 safety.
  • The American men earned six of the 10 spots in the Finals.
  • The American women earned four of the six spots in the Finals. 

 

QUOTES

 

Lyman Currier

It feels awesome to be in Tignes, they’ve built an awesome pipe here. Unfortunately, last year I missed the finals and wasn’t able to compete in this insane night event. I’m really excited to finish in the second spot today and can’t wait to throw down tomorrow night. 

 

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