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The men’s freeski superpipe final at the Toyota Championships saw one of the closest Dew Cup races in Winter Dew Tour history culminate at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. Going into the competition, Kevin Rolland was leading the standings, with Torin Yater-Wallace just two points behind him. But in the end, neither were able to get past David Wise after he landed a solid first run, scoring a 94.50 that could not be topped by anyone’s second attempt through the pipe.

David Wise

Wise started his run with a switch double cork 1080, followed by a right side 900, to left side 900, alley-oop 540 tail grab and capped it off with a double cork 1260. “I’m on a hot streak for sure,” said Wise after his first Dew Tour win. “It’s fun to be out here enjoying the sport. Just being able to land runs and enjoy doing what I do has been awesome. And that’s honestly what’s made the difference for me.”

Kevin Rolland

Torin Yater-Wallace

Just behind Wise was Kevin Rolland, who edged out Torin Yater-Wallace by a quarter of a point to land in second place and earn the 2012 Freeski Superpipe Dew Cup. "This feels really great especially because I didn't win at the last Dew Tour stop,” said Rolland, after being awarded the Cup. “So there was a little bit of trouble in my mind. I tried to do my best and get the Dew Cup.”

Kevin Rolland (2nd), David Wise (1st), Torin Yater-Wallace (3rd)

Men's Ski Superpipe Finals Results

1) David Wise - 94.50

2) Kevin Rolland - 93.00

3) Torin Yater-Wallace - 92.75

4) Simon Dumont - 91.75

5) Thomas Krief - 90.75

6) AJ Kemppainen - 86.25

7) Mike Riddle - 83.75

8) Tucker Perkins - 78.00

9) Jossi Wells - 76.75

10) Gus Kenworthy - 75.00

11) Matt Margetts - 40.00

12) Benoit Valentin - 29.75

Men's Ski Superpipe Dew Cup Standings

1) Kevin Rolland

2) Torin Yater-Wallace

3) David Wise

4) Tucker Perkins

5) Gus Kenworthy

6) Thomas Krief

7) Simon Dumont

8) Justin Dorey

9) Matt Margetts

10) Duncan Adams

To see how this event affects the AFP rankings, go to afpworldtour.com.

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Men's & Women's Ski Superpipe Finals Highlights

Earlier in the evening, Women's Ski Superpipe Finals went down, where Devin Logan took the top spot and the first ever women's freeski Dew Cup with an aggressive run that blew away the competition.

Devin Logan

Already holding the lead, Logan dropped into the pipe and kicked off her run with a straight air japan, to a 540 tail grab, flair, straight air mute, alley-oop critical, 720 mute, and finished things off with a switch alley-oop 540. Logan was able to land seven tricks due to the superpipe's 615-foot length, the longest ever built for a contest. “I’m so excited,” exclaimed Logan following her win. “I can’t describe my feelings right now. It’s hit, but not really. I’m just in amazement right now. I’m so happy with everyone skiing and myself.”

Rosalind Groenewoud

Maddie Bowman

Boosting her way to second place was Winter X Games 16 gold medalist Rosalind Groenewoud, while Killington Dew Tour winner Maddie Bowman rounded out the podium in third.

Rosalind Groenewoud (2nd), Devin Logan (1st), Maddie Bowman (3rd)

Women's Ski Superpipe Finals Results

1) Devin Logan - 90.00 

2) Rosalind Groenewoud - 82.50 

3) Maddie Bowman - 80.00

4) Anais Caradeux - 70.00

5) Ayana Onozuka - 67.25

6) Brita Sigourney - 54.50

Women's Ski Superpipe Dew Cup Standings

 

1) Devin Logan

2) Maddie Bowman

3) Rosalind Groenewoud

4) Brita Sigourney

5) Anais Caradeux

6) Ayana Onozuka

7) Katrien Aerts

8) Annalisa Drew

9) Keri Herman

10) Megan Gunning

To see how this event affects the AFP rankings, go to afpworldtour.com.

You can check out more of the final runs from Men's and Women's Ski Superpipe Finals by clicking here, and be sure to stay tuned for our last update on the third and final stop of the Winter Dew Tour on Men's and Women's Ski Slopestyle Finals, which will be broadcasted live on NBC today at 12pm PST/3pm EST!


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