Olympic gold medalist Shaun White won the men's superpipe final and hometown hero and fellow gold medalist Kelly Clark topped the women's field Sunday in the second stop of the inaugural Winter Dew Tour.
White's winning run included a backside rodeo 720, a backside
900, back-to-back 1080s into a 720. He finished with an alley-oop
rodeo and scored 96.25.
"The first run was really good but I knew I could go a little
bigger than I did in that first run," said White, from Carlsbad,
Calif. "It was a weird run. My glove was kind of iced over and we
had to add these marks to my board so I'd make sure I grabbed it. I
went through that second run there and it just all fell together."
Steve Fisher of Breckenridge, Colo., was second at 92.75, and
Kevin Pearce of Norwich was third at 90.00.
White holds the lead in season standings in both the superpipe
and slopestyle disciplines.
In the women's event, Clark, from West Dover, executed a
frontside air to a backside 520. She continued with a frontside
720, a cab 360 and a frontside 520. She finished with a backside
air and earned 90.75 points.
"I couldn't be happier coming home to Mount Snow and doing so
well in front of all my friends and family," Clark said. "I
really had a lot of fun tonight and it's great to come away heading
into the third event with a first and a second place."
Clark secured the lead in overall point standings for superpipe.
Hannah Teter of Belmont was second at 88.75, and Ellery
Hollingsworth, of Darien, Conn., was third at 83.00.
The four-day competition, the second of three stops of the
Winter Dew Tour, drew approximately 24,800 fans and features men's
and women's freeskiing and snowboarding disciplines. The tour will
conclude in February at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in California.
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