Day 2: Blake Rolfing and Eileen Gu Win Slopestyle Gold

Created: 11 April 2017

Photo: Woo Freeskiing

Blue skies and warm weather graced the Open Class Freeskiers as they took over the slopestyle course for day two of competition at USASA Nationals in Copper Mountain, CO. Five women and eighteen men made the final cut with Big Mountain West skier, Blake Rolfing, edging out Rocky Mountain Series skier, Sammy Schulling, for gold by just half a point. RIchard Thomas from the Upper Midwest Snow Series took third. In the women’s division, Eileen Gu, who won gold in rail jam, took home her second gold beating out New Hampshire Series rider, Grace Henderson and McKenna Brown from the Central Oregon Series. All competitors in Open Class, Youth and Junior recieve AFP Silver points.

Breaker, Grommet and Menehune boys threw down in the halfpipe with Kai Morris from the Breaker boys division taking home gold and a $400 gift card from Columbia Sportswear for the Best Trick award that he earned by landing a switch left 720 safety.  Liam Brogden took gold for the Grommets and Axl Boneberger won in the Menehune division.

The Junior and Youth divisions raced down the skiercross course on the hunt for USASA National titles with Jacobe Roney and Gunar Anthony taking home top honors. Wend Wax fastest time of the day went to Stuart Whittier with a time of 50.23

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