6th place Squaw Valley FWT

2 03 2010

The 3rd stop on the Nissan Freeride World Tour ran today in Squaw Valley on the venue face ‘Silverado’.

The comp was supposed to be held on the Tram Face at squaw valley but a large avalanche occurred on Tram Face just minutes before competitors were to start their runs. The comp was then put on hold and ran today. (check out video below)

They decided that it was going to be based on best of two runs on Silverado. I ended up having a solid first run coming in 5th and then fell on my second run putting me in 6th place for today and an overall 5th position on the overall freeride world tour rankings.

It was the strongest women’s flied I’ve ever competed in having the top 10 riders in the word in Squaw.  Jackie Paaso threw down the line of the day sending and stomping the biggest cliff in the men and women’s field. Ane Enderud had two solid runs putting her in 2nd place and Ingrid Backstrom through down on her second run placing her in 3rd position in the rankings.

Henrik Windstedt won it for the men’s ski and Xavier de Le Rue for the snowboard with Shannan Yates winning it for the women’s snowboard.

This results from today puts me in a good position to receive a wild card for the 4th and final stop of the  NIssan Freeride World Tour in Verbier, Switzerland . Keep you posted

womens podium

Henrik 1st

photo of avi on Tram Face

Another photo




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