US Grand Prix Championships - Halfpipe Qualifiers

Words & Photos: Ilanna Barkusky

Pipe qualifiers at the US Grand Prix Championships went off today in Park City, Utah. As the saying goes, 'ladies first', and so they did, laying down their runs before two heats of male qualifiers went down. The day began with sunny skies and light wind, which was highlighted by stomped runs, impressive amplitude and progressive tricks from the ladies. Coming out on top was Maddie Bowman, followed by Ayana Onozuka and Sabrina Cakmakli who will be joined by three others to do battle on Saturday for finals.

The eagle superpipe looking as inviting as ever!

Ayana Onozuka boosting!

Cassie Sharpe grabbing the first of two back-to-back flairs

Results:

(Top 6 Advancing)

1. Maddie Bowman - 86.6

2. Ayana Onozuka - 83.8

3. Sabrina Cakmakli - 81.0

4. Janina Kuzma - 79.0

5. Cassie Sharpe - 69.8

6. Devin Logan - 64.4

-- Cut off --

7. Keltie Hansen - 64.2

8. Brita Sigourney - 64.0

9. Jamie Crane-Mauzy - 62.8

10. Jeanee Crane-Mauzy - 56.4

11. Jen Hudak - 49.8

12. Maiko Satoh - 49.0

13. Brittany Hawkes - 45.4

14. Laila Friis-Salling - 42.2

15. Annalisa Drew - 38.4

16. Marie Martinod - 35.8

17. Yurie Watabe - 27.0

18. Kimmy Sharpe - 20.8

19. Allison Welsh - 17.80

20. Angeli VanLaanen - DNS

Abigale Hansen - DNS

Next up was heat 1 of the guys, with the wind making an appearance and making conditions a little bit breezy. This didn't hinder anyone from going absolutely massive, and I think we can all agree that pipe skiing is progressing to an insane level where it is so fun to watch right now! The top four from each heat advanced, with two extra spots being handed out based on their overall score. Unfortunately, the wind did pick up substantially in heat two which led to a few skiers who opted not to take a second run. Healing vibes going out to Marco Ladner and Jon Anders Lindstad who suffered some painful looking crashes. Best wishes for a healthy recovery!

Thomas Krief

Simon D'Artois

Benoit Valentin

Wing Tai Barrymore

David Wise

Noah Bowman

Full Results:

Qualifying from Heat 1:

David Wise - 92.4

Simon D'Artois - 90.4

Alex Ferreira - 90.0

Benoit Valentin - 89.6

Qualifying from Heat 2:

Torin Yater-Wallace - 92.4

Justin Dorey - 91.0

Kevin Rolland - 89.4

Gus Kenworthy - 86.2

Qualifying from overall score:

Kyle Smaine - 84.6

Noah Bowman - 80.0

-Cut off-

Birk Irving - 78.2

Thomas Krief - 71.4

Joffrey Pollet-Villiard - 70.4

Walter Wood - 67.0

Jossi Wells - 66.8

Jon Anders Lindstad - 63.2

Kris Atkinson - 62.6

Cameron Brodrick - 60.4

Lennon Vaughn - 58.6

Miguel Porteous - 59.0

Andreas Gohl - 57.6

Lukas Muellauer - 55.8

Murray Buchan - 55.6

Kalle Hilden - 54.6

Gurimu Narita - 52.6

Lyman Currier - 51.6

Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon - 50.4

James Machon - 47.4

Fabian Meyer - 46.6

Felix Coudouy - 43.2

Colby Stevenson - 40.6

Aaron Blunck - 32.6

Wing Tai Barrymore - 25.2

Mike Riddle - 18.6

Marco Ladner - 17.4

Broby Leeds - 8.0

Byron Wells - DNS

That's it for now, tomorrow we have slopestyle qualifiers on deck. If you'd like to keep up with the action, make sure you are following @newschoolersdotcom on instagram where I will be posting all week!


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