The Level of Competition on the men’s side of things was amazing. The new snow made sure that big drops, spins, flips and stomped landings were a common occurrence today. Drew Tabke, Lars Chickering-Ayers, Mat Jackson, Spencer Brinson, Griffin Post, skied the top five mens runs.
The Sun Valley athletes all skied some big gnarly lines and placed well within the field. North Parker flashed a steep big line and sent a big air into 8th. Drew Stoecklein and Griffin Post skied similar lines off a huge triple staged cliff drop. Griffin stomped his landing putting him in 5th, while a little backslap left Drew in 16th. Axel Peterson skied a super fun line but over-rotated on his 360 while sending it over a 30-40ft drop, causing him to crash and score low in the control category. Axel ended up in 39th after his crash. Collin Collins was the last competitor to ski today, and after sitting in the cold wind up at the top he threw down one of the most stylie runs of the day. Collin threw a huge 720 over a 40-50drop which boosted his score in the style category leaving him in 15th place.
Collin Collins’ 720 was sicker than H1N1″ — Judge Dash Longe
Tomorrow, the top 20 Men and 7 Women from today, will jump in the heli to compete in the finals on Mackenzie Face! Be sure to tune back in to the FWT live webcast at 10am PST.