“Craziest run of my life proper there. To come back out on prime and are available away with the globes is a dream come true. All the time needed to do this since I used to be a little bit child, so right here we’re!” Colby Stevenson
SILVAPLANA, Switzerland (PRWEB)
March 29, 2021
Option to finish the season! Monster Power congratulates its crew of freeski and snowboard athletes on a powerful efficiency on the FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Cup finals in Slopestyle in Silvaplana, Switzerland, this weekend. Within the ultimate occasion of the 2020/21 FIS season held, Monster crew riders claimed medals in key occasions at Corvatsch Park resort within the Engadin area.
Within the extremely contested Males’s Freeski Slopestyle ultimate, 23-year-old Colby Stevenson from Park Metropolis, Utah, took the win with two flawless runs. Because of this, he closed out his FIS World Cup season by claiming double FIS Crystal Globe trophies for first place in Slopestyle and Freeski general for standout 2020/21 FIS season.
Stevenson was joined on the rostrum by his Monster Power teammate, 22-year-old Ferdinand Dahl from Oppegaard, Norway, who took house silver. The medal run continued in Ladies’s Freeski Slopestyle with 30-year-old Sarah Hoefflin claiming the silver medal.
When the motion shifted to snowboarding on Sunday, Monster Power’s Kokomo Murase as soon as once more proved a podium risk in opposition to the world’s finest riders. When all was mentioned and finished, the 16-year-old prodigy from Gifu, Japan, took house the silver medal.
The 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Cup finals introduced the world’s finest athletes throughout each sports activities to the Swiss mountainside from March 26-28, 2021. The stakes had been excessive: Apart from the distinguished Crystal Globe trophies for the season’s prime riders, the competition additionally awarded FIS Freestyle Nations Cup trophies for the very best nation throughout all of the seven Freestyle and Freeski occasions of the 2020/21 season.
Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the occasion was contested with out spectators and amid stringent security measures. Host and organizer Corvatsch AG along with the Swiss Ski group carried out a complete Covid-19 safety idea, whereas the motion was broadcast stay on worldwide networks together with the Olympic Channel. Right here’s how the motion unfolded in Silvaplana this weekend:
Freeski Slopestyle: Monster Power’s Colby Stevenson Claims Gold and Crystal Globe Trophies, Ferdinand Dahl and Sarah Hoefflin Take Silver
The World Cup finals bought underway on Saturday amid slight climate delays and overcast skies with the Males’s Freeski Slopestyle. Sixteen of the world’s finest freeskiers – together with riders from Norway, Sweden, Canada, the UK, and the USA – took on the downhill impediment course in search of the highest-scoring run.
The course design supplied loads of choices for inventive tips and transfers. As an alternative of the standard line-up of rail obstacles on the prime adopted by leap obstacles on the backside, the Silvaplana course challenged riders by presenting a mixture of tall jumps interspersed with rails alongside the way in which.
Monster Power’s Colby Stevenson got here to Silvaplana contemporary off a win on the Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix in Aspen the earlier weekend. The 23-year-old from Park Metropolis, Utah, additionally ranked on the prime of the FIS leaderboards as the person to beat for the coveted Crystal Globe trophies in Freeski and general rankings.
Stevenson confronted heavy competitors within the finals, particularly from a powerful Norwegian contingent together with Monster rider Ferdinand Dahl. However proper from the beginning, Stevenson made it clear that he wasn’t leaving with out the win. On his first run, he dialed in an ideal routine spiked with technical management on the rails and classy aerials for a dominant lead at 94.25 factors.
In Run 2 of the ultimate, Stevenson turned up the warmth much more. On the primary rail, he finessed a swap rightside 270 backslide to persevering with 270 off, adopted by a rightside 720 mute on the quarter pipe, and a swap left 270 backslide persevering with 450 out on the following rail. On the massive jumps, Stevenson blasted a swap rightside double cork 1440 security, swap left double 1620 Cuban, and left double 1440 Japan to reverse Japan. Saving a banger for final, he hit the ultimate launch rail with a railslide to left 810 tail seize out for 96.75 factors and the win.
“Craziest run of my life proper there,” mentioned Monster Power’s Stevenson upon profitable with an ideal routine on the FIS World Cup finals in Silvaplana, including: “To come back out on prime and are available away with the globes is a dream come true. All the time needed to do this since I used to be a little bit child, so right here we’re!”
Ending the season with 245 factors, Stevenson now owns double Crystal Globe trophies because the top-ranked Slopestyle and general Freeski rider on the 2021 FIS World Cup leaderboards. The younger upstart first turned a family title at X Video games Aspen 2020 when he made historical past because the first-ever rookie to win the Ski Slopestyle competitors. He additionally took X Video games gold that yr in Ski Knuckle Huck. Stevenson is a 2015 graduate of the Winter Sports activities Faculty in Park Metropolis and represents the USA as a U.S. Ski Staff member.
Additionally incomes a podium spot, 22-year-old Dahl introduced the fitting bag of tips for the difficult course. After his first run was a throwaway rating, Dahl set the report straight on Run 2 of the ultimate: He began his line with a swap left lipslide 270 persevering with 270, proper cork 720 reverse mute on the quarter pipe, swap proper 270 persevering with 450 out. He hit the jumps by methods of swap left double 1260 mute, proper double bio 1260 Japan, and swap proper double bio 1260 mute, earlier than hitting the ultimate launch rail with a proper bio frontside 810 out for 93.00 factors and second place.
On the power of 172 whole factors, Dahl completed his season in second place within the Slopestyle World Cup rankings, and second place on the Freeski general standings.
Dahl began his yr on a powerful word by taking Males’s Ski Slopestyle Silver at X Video games Aspen 2021 in January, his second X Video games medal. The younger Norwegian rider barged onto the scene as a gifted teen placing down a standout 2017/2018 season claiming triple podiums at World Cup occasions throughout France, Switzerland, and the USA. Identified for his skate-inspired model, Dahl closed out the 2020 season with a third-place end in Slopestyle on the Stubai FIS World Cup in November.
Within the extremely anticipated Ladies’s Freeski Slopestyle occasion, Swiss crew rider Sarah Hoefflin took on the world elite on her house soil in Silvaplana. Though getting into because the oldest rider on the checklist at 30 years of age, the Olympic gold medalist as soon as once more put her superior trick choice and magnificence on full show.
On Run 2 of the ultimate, Hoefflin began by posting swap left lipslide 270 out, left alley-oop, and proper frontside 450 out on the rail. She then landed back-to-back proper 540 mute, swap proper 720 mute, swap 540 security, and left 360 security seize for 86.50 factors and second place behind Tess Ledeux from France in first.
Within the general FIS season rankings, Hoefflin completed in podium place with 119 slopestyle factors and 151 whole factors. This concludes her FIS World Cup season in third place general in Slopestyle checklist, in addition to third on the Freeski general podium.
Hoefflin got here into skilled snowboarding comparatively late in her profession after incomes her neuroscience diploma in 2013. However the Swiss native has since constructed a powerful aggressive report: Hoefflin shook up the freeski elite by profitable Ladies’s Ski Large Air at Aspen 2018 and that very same yr claimed the gold medal in slopestyle on the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Her section within the Faction Ski Staff film ‘The Collective’, earned the Finest Feminine Edit trophy on the Newschoolers Skier of the 12 months Awards.
Snowboard Slopestyle: Monster Power’s Kokomo Murase Takes Dwelling Silver Medal
Sunday’s Snowboard Slopestyle finals marked a historic event: After internet hosting freeski competitions for greater than a decade, this was the primary time for Corvatsch Park to host a world-class snowboard competitors. Rising to the problem, the world’s finest snowboarders had been able to tackle the pristine course overlooking the beautiful mountain vistas of the Engadin area.
Monster Power’s Kokomo Murase got here to Silvaplana hungry for a medal after ending carefully outdoors the rostrum on current begins together with the 2021 FIS Snowboard World Championships in Aspen two weeks in the past. Holding her personal in opposition to the world elite of freestyle snowboarding, the 16-year-old snowboard prodigy returned to full kind on the demanding course.
The course featured a fast rail part on the prime, adopted by a big quarter pipe on the left aspect, into one other rail part, three large kickers, and at last yet another launch rail to complete on the backside. General, the course favored aerial abilities, which Murase has in droves.
In her first run, Murase put down lipslide 270 off first rail, bottom methodology air on the quarterpipe, 270 on to 270 off the second rail, and an enormous Cab 540. Kokomo then pulled an ideal frontside 720 melon seize, bottom double 1080 Weddle, and an enormous Crippler over the hip for 88.75 factors and second place. She additionally threw in an enormous Cab double 900 on her second run.
Within the general FIS season Slopestyle rankings, Murase completed in second place with a complete rating of 166.00 factors. She is forward of Monster Power’s Jamie Anderson in fourth place with 140.00 factors. Within the general rankings, Murase additionally completed in second place with 246.00 factors.
Murase began her FIS season with a second-place end in Large Air on the on the FIS Snowboard World Cup season opener in Kreischberg, Austria. The younger snowboard phenom was named ‘Snowboarder of the 12 months’ on the 2019 Japan Motion Sports activities Awards. She made historical past at X Video games Norway 2018 as the primary woman to land a 1260 double cork in competitors and in addition turned the youngest Winter X Video games athlete ever to win a gold medal at age 13. Identified for pushing the boundaries of freestyle snowboarding, Murase owns 5 X Video games medals (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze) throughout Slopestyle and Large Air disciplines.
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