The 2011 Winter Dew Tour ended at the weekend with the third and final event in Ogden, Utah, USA. Ski Slopestyle superstar Bobby Brown was a big winner; although he finished just off the podium in 4th for the weekend, he amassed enough points to seal up the overall Dew Cup championship title.
Red Bull Athletes at the Ogden Dew Tour Stop
- Bobby Brown earned the year-end title in Ski Slopestyle
- Russ Henshaw (Ski Slopestyle) finished 2nd in Utah and 2nd overall
- Kaya Turski won the women’s Ski Slopestyle event
- Mark McMorris (Snowboard Slopestyle) finished 2nd in Utah and 2nd overall
- Greg Bretz (Snowboard Superpipe) finished 2nd in Utah and 4th overall
- Simon Dumont (Ski Superpipe) finished 6th in Utah and 2nd overall
In little over a year, Brown has established himself as a leading slopestyle competitor since earning his first gold medal at last year's Winter X Games, stacking up wins and podium finishes all over the globe. Brown dropped double cork 1080s in both directions at Snowbasin, and will no doubt be working on some insane moves to mount his title defence in 2012.
Australia’s Russ Henshaw finished just ahead of Brown in third in Utah, falling in just behind him in second for the year-end Slopestyle points. Henshaw’s run included a back 630 off the A-frame rail, a front 450 off the left cannon pole, a double cork 1080 and a rightside double cork 1260.
In the women’s competition, Kaya Turski (pictured below) picked up yet another win, dropping a run that included a front 270 off the left cannon pole and a switch 720 to switch 540.
“I’m just really excited to have won today,” said Turski. “I pulled it together, and I’m really stoked on my season so far so I hope I can just keep it going.”
Fresh off a Snowboard Slopestyle silver medal at Winter X Games 15 and a win at the Billabong Air & Style in Austria, Canada’s Mark McMorris just missed the win in Utah, landing in second behind Eric Willett. Mark’s final run boosted him up from eighth and included two double cork 1260s (one Cab, one backside) on the jump features. Mark finished the season in second overall, just 16 points behind Torstein Horgmo.
Greg Bretz also picked up a second place podium spot, his coming in the Superpipe competition. Bretz delivered some of his best contest riding this season, spinning three 1080s – two of them double-corked and back-to-back – to take his highest placing on the 2011 Tour.
The tour may be over but the contest season is far from finished, so look for these athletes to make more podium appearances before the snow melts…
- Bobby Brown wins Dew Tour Killington
- Weekend highlights gallery
- Kaya Turski wins back-to-back gold at Winter X Games