2017 AFP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONS
The Association of Freeskiing Professionals is proud to present the 2017 AFP World Tour Champions.
JUNE 2, 2017 Ė TAHOE CITY, CA Ė Now that a long and snow-filled winter has sadly wrapped up, the Association of Freeskiing Professionals is excited to announce the 2017 AFP World Tour Champions.
For the stunning seventh and sixth year in a row, respectively, Gus Kenworthy (USA) and Devin Logan (USA) have been crowned as the AFP World Tour Menís & Womenís Overall Champions. In retaining their long-held titles, Kenworthy and Logan have continued to showcase their well-rounded abilities in all disciplines of competitive freeskiing, and will be presented with The Sarah Burke Trophies at the AFP Awards in Breckenridge, Colorado this December.
In Slopestyle, for the second year in a row, Øystein Bråten (NOR) and Kelly Sildaru (EST) are the AFP World Tour Menís & Womenís Slopestyle Champions. Both of these mind-blowing competitors brought home their back-to-back championships via victories at three Platinum-Level AFP-sanctioned events, which allowed them to achieve the maximum amount of accumulative points available on this seasonís AFP World Tour.
In Halfpipe, Aaron Blunck (USA) and Marie Martinod (FRA) are the AFP World Tour Menís & Womenís Halfpipe Champions for their first time. Blunckís victory is highlighted by his long-awaited win at X Games Aspen, while Martinod topped the field thanks to her first place finishes at X Games Aspen and two U.S. Grand Prix events.
In Big Air, Scandinavia has ruled the day, as Henrik Harlaut (SWE) is the AFP World Tour Menís Big Air Champion for the first time since 2013 thanks to his silver medal showings at X Games Aspen and X Games Norway, while Emma Dahlströmís (SWE) equally impressive season helped her win the AFP World Tour Womenís Big Air Champion title for her first time.
On the AFP Junior Rankings, which apply to athletes aged 18-years-old and younger as of December 31, 2016, Birk Irving (USA) and Kelly Sildaru (EST) are the sophomore AFP World Tour Menís & Womenís Junior Overall Champions. In Slopestyle, Alex Hall (USA) has obtained his first AFP championship as the AFP World Tour Menís Junior Slopestyle Champion, while Kelly Sildaru (EST) has been awarded another accolade as the AFP World Tour Womenís Junior Slopestyle Champion. On the halfpipe side of things, Birk Irving (USA) has made it two-for-two by becoming the AFP World Tour Menís Junior Halfpipe Champion, and Madison Rowlands (GBR) has racked up the biggest win of her young career thus far as the AFP World Tour Womenís Junior Halfpipe Champion. And in Big Air, Birk Ruudís (NOR) breakout season has scored him the title of AFP World Tour Menís Junior Big Air Champion, while Kelly Sildaru (EST) has secured her staggering fourth title of the season as the AFP World Tour Womenís Junior Big Air Champion.
All of this yearís AFP World Tour Champions, along with second and third place in each discipline, will be physically crowned at the annual AFP Awards Dinner & Party this December in Breckenridge, Colorado, just prior to the kick-off of Dew Tour.
For more information on the Association of Freeskiing Professionals, the AFP World Tour and the 2017 AFP World Tour Champions, including a look at the results-based breakdown of how these athletes achieved their impressive accolades, visit afpworldtour.com/news/2017-afp-world-tour-champions.