Words & photos by Nadia Samer

Video by Zac Moxley

The AFP World Championships concluded yesterday with Men's and Women's Ski Superpipe Eliminations and Finals, which went off at Whistler Blackcomb under grey skies but great snow for skiing pipe. The massive 22-foot superpipe was in immaculate condition and Eliminations saw two heats of 20+ athletes charging for the 10 coveted spots in Finals (where they would then meet the top two pre-qualified athletes based on the AFP World Rankings, Torin Yater-Wallace and Noah Bowman), lead by the only and only Justin Dorey, who secured the top spot heading into the big show.

Justin Dorey

Men's Superpipe Eliminations Results

1) Justin Dorey - 92.2

2) Mike Riddle - 90.0

3) Joss Christensen - 89.2

4) Jossi Wells - 87.8

5) Matt Margetts - 86.2

6) Thomas Krief - 85.2

7) Alex Ferreira - 84.2

7) Joffrey Pollet Villard 84.2

9) AJ Kemppainen - 83.4

9) Hunter Visser - 83.4

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11) Walter Wood - 81.2

12) Christen Allen 80.2

13) Benoit Valentin - 80.0

14)  Beau-James Wells - 79.0

15) Gus Kenworthy - 78.2

16) Sam Thackray - 76.4

16) Aaron Blunk - 76.4

18) Dan Marion - 76.2

19) Simon D'artois - 73.6

20) Xav Bertoni - 73.4

21) Garett Northey - 70.4

22) Rob Heule - 68.8

23) Patrick Baskins - 68.6

24) Kiyoshi Terada -67.2

25)  Carson Lehouilier - 65.0

26) Brendan Mackay - 62.2

27) Colby Stevenson - 62.0

28) Kris Atkinson - 60.8

29) Taylor Wilson - 57.4

30) Lukas Bowman - 57.0

31) Mitchel Wilson - 54.6

32) Frederick Iliano - 54.0

33) Mikey Schumacher - 48.2

34) Reid Mceachran - 47.2

35) Peter Olenick - 42.0

36) Peter Adam Crook - 41.2

37) Nils Lauper - 38.2

38) Lynman Currier - 29.3

39) Billy Mann 21.4

40) Colter Brehmer - 19.0

41) Stephen Jefferies - 12.4

Penguin dives during training

Torin Yater-wallace

Jossi Wells

Once Finals were all said and done, Mike Riddle capped off his season in the best way possible by taking home the win after throwing down huge hits and stomping his way to victory. His winning run consisted of a double cork 12 mute to some absolutely massive back-to-back left and right 9's followed by a huge flatspin 3 bow & arrow grab to a switch left 9 mute.

Mike Riddle

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Fresh off his podium finish at European X Games, Thomas Krief finished the season strong as well by ending up in second place on his second run after taking a spill on his first. Despite the bobble on his first go at it, Toto held nothing back, and laid down a left double cork 12 tail, back-to-back right and left 9's with huge amplitude, a massive flatspin 3 japan, and a switch left 7 mute.

Thomas Krief

Joss Christensen, who placed third in Slopestyle Finals earlier in the week, continued to ski strong yesterday by placing third once again with a huge flatspin 3 japan, to switch left 9 mute, switch right 9 mute, switch left 7 tail and finished things off with a massive right 10.

Joss Christensen

Men's Superpipe Finals

1) Mike Riddle - 92.6

2) Thomas Krief - 87.0

3) Joss Christensen - 85.6

4) Torin Yater-wallace - 85.2

5) Jossi Wells - 83.2

6) Joffrey Pollet-villard - 81.2

7) AJ Kemppainen - 76,6

8) Hunter Visser - 72.2

9) Alex Ferreira - 70.0

10) Noah Bowman - 68.2

11) Matt Margetts - 62.6

12) Justin Dorey - 35.0

Thomas Krief (2nd), Mike Riddle (1st), Joss Christensen (3rd). Photo by Robin Macdonald/ESPN

On the women's side of things, Maddie Bowman was skiing well all day (much like she has all year), and managed to pick up the win by a large margin with a run that consisted of a first hit straight air mute, to left cork 9, back-to-back right and left 5's, right 7 and a switch left 5.

Maddie Bowman

In second was Anais Caradeux, who added another podium notch to her belt with a left 5, to straight air double japan, left cork 9, alley-oop, left 5, and capped off her run with another alley-oop.

Anais Caradeux

And rounding out the podium in third was two-time X Games gold medalist Rosalind Groenewoud, who kicked off her run with a huge straight air mute, to right 9 safety, left 5 mute, right 5 safety and finished things off with a left 7.

Rosalind Groenewoud

Women's Superpipe Finals

1) Maddie Bowman - 93.2

2) Anais Caradeux - 85.0

3) Rosalind Groenewoud - 83.6

4) Annalisa Drew - 73.2

5) Megan Gunning - 66.8

6) Mirjan Jaeger - 64.4

7) Dara Howell - 62.4

8) Katrien Aerts - 62.0

9) Rose Battersby - 60.8

10) Kimmy Sharp - 32.8

Anais Caradeux (2nd), Maddie Bowman (1st), Rosalind Groenewoud (3rd). Photo by Robin Macdonald/ESPN

AFP World Championships Superpipe Finals Highlights

 

To see how this event affects the AFP World Rankings, check out afpworldtour.com, and stay tuned for a recap of what went down at last night's AFP Awards!


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