REVELSTOKE, BC – February 7, 2016 – Marking the official wrap of the four day long Red Bull Cold Rush, athletes and fans packed into the Roxy Theatre in Revelstoke, BC on Saturday night to watch all the action from the past week on the big screen, giving the 21 participating athletes a chance to evaluate one another and crown the competition’s most versatile freeskiiers.
Suz Graham and Lexi DuPont sign posters
Bibby, Pettit, Schuster and Collinson
After a spectacular week, first time Red Bull Cold Rush competitor Angel Collinson (Cottonwood Canyon, Utah) took the top step among the five women competing at this week’s event with a final score of 69.30, followed closely by Canada’s own Tatum Monod (Banff, Alberta) in second place (65.90), and Lexi Dupont (Sun Valley, Idaho) in third (57.80). For Lexi Dupont, the third place win was long overdue after narrowly missing the same podium spot at the 2012 Red Bull Cold Rush event in Silverton, CO where she place fourth.
Kye Petersen took first place among the men with a final score of 93.50, following two days of electrifying skiing that included some of the biggest and cleanest tricks of the week, including a 720 in the Big Mountain contest and a technical ride on the Cliff day that included a backflip into one of the loftiest 360’s of the contest. Two new awards will be sitting on the Collinson family mantel following Johnny Collinson’s second place finish (83.50)), just a step down from sister Angel. In third place, Greg Hope finished with a score of 80.50.
The vibe at the Roxy Theatre was nothing but classic, hinting at the nostalgia of ski film premiers past. Athletes, family and locals piled into the venue, filling every seat, corner and inch of floor space as the packed house howled and cheered throughout the screening. But unlike a typical film premier, this one served a purpose as athletes took notes throughout to evaluate and score each other on their performance based on a total possible score of 100 points per athlete based on the Big Mountain and Cliff chapters of the contest.
But the fun isn’t over yet with the People’s Choice Award still to come. Starting February 8th at 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST, fans will have a chance to check out all of the runs from the past week in their entirety just as they were screened to support their favorite athlete. The contest ends on February 10th at 6:00pm PST / 9:00pm EST, with the winner being announced on February 11th. The athlete video with the most total views will be awarded the prize.