Winter Dew Tour champions to be crowned this weekend
The second season of the Winter Dew Tour will culminate this weekend when top Tour athletes converge at Mt. Snow in West Dover, Vt., for the Toyota Championship, taking place Thursday through Saturday.
Featuring men’s and women’s snowboarding in both slopestyle and superpipe, and men's freeskiing in both slopestyle and superpipe, the competition for a portion of the $1.5-million purse is sure to be exciting -- and close.
Two of the disciplines -- men's skiing slopestyle and women's snowboarding slopestyle -- have ties in the point standings for the top competitors.
And two 16-year olds, Tyler Flanagan of Mammoth Lakes and Sage Kotsenberg of Park City, Utah, have only 20 points separating them in their quest for the Dew Cup title in men's snowboarding slopestyle.
On Sunday, the amateur series Winter Gatorade Free Flow Tour will be holding finals in its seven disciplines, with the winner of each getting a spot in next year's Winter Dew Tour.
The Toyota Championship will be shown on NBC Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Winter Dew Cup contenders, points and hometowns or countries after the first two legs of the three-city tour are:
Men’s snowboarding superpipe:
• 1st place, 160 points - Steve Fisher, 27, Breckenridge, Colo.
• 2nd place, 145 points - JJ Thomas, 28, Breckenridge, Colo.
• 3rd place, 104 points - Jack Mitrani, 21, Mammoth Lakes
Women’s snowboarding superpipe:
• 1st place, 180 points - Queralt Castellet, 20, Spain
• 2nd place, 170 points - Elena Hight, 20, South Lake Tahoe
• 3rd place, 155 points - Kaitlyn Farrington, 20, Sun Valley, Idaho
Men’s snowboarding slopestyle
• 1st place, 190 points - Tyler Flanagan, 16, Mammoth Lakes
• 2nd place, 170 points - Sage Kotsenberg, 16, Park City, Utah
• 3rd place, 160 points - Chas Guldemond, 22, Reno Tahoe, Nev.
Women’s snowboarding slopestyle
• 1st place, 175 points - Spencer O’Brien, 21, Canada
• 1st place, 175 points - Jamie Anderson, 19, South Lake Tahoe
• 3rd place, 170 points - Jenny Jones, 29, Britain
• 1st place, 190 points - Jossi Wells, 19, New Zealand
• 2nd place, 155 points - Simon Dumont, 23, Bethel, Maine
• 3rd place, 150 points - Xavier Bertoni, 21, France
• 1st place, 190 points - Andreas Hatveit, 23, Norway
• 1st place, 190 points - Tom Wallisch, 22, Pittsburgh
• 3rd place, 155 points - Sammy Carlson, 21, Tigard, Ore.
• 3rd place, 155 points - Bobby Brown, 18, Breckenridge, Colo.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Mammoth Lakes' Tyler Flanagan, 16, competes in the men's snowboarding slopestyle event during the second stop of the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo. Credit: Alli Sports
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