Sigourney Gains on Bowman with Win

Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) gained ground on Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) in the U.S. Olympic qualification standings after her victory in Friday’s halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Series presented by The North Face.

December 21, 2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO. (Dec. 21) – Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) gained ground on Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) in the U.S. Olympic qualification standings after her victory in Friday’s halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Series presented by The North Face. Sigourney and Bowman took first and second in the FIS World Cup event with Marie Martinod of France in third. Athletes take on slopestyle on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with live streaming on www.usfreeskiing.com.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) gained ground on Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) in the U.S. Olympic qualification standings after her victory in Friday’s halfpipe final at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Series presented by The North Face.
  • Sigourney and Bowman took first and second in the FIS World Cup event with Marie Martinod of France in third.
  • Sigourney led with a score of 85.00 after a solid first run and Bowman couldn’t match it, remaining in second place throughout the competition. Sigourney put down her second run and finished with an 86.6. 
  • Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) took the next spot for the USA in fourth, pushing her up to fourth in the qualification standings. Logan was given the FIS World Cup yellow bib as she is the World Cup points leader in halfpipe so far this season after her results Friday and at the New Zealand World cup event. Logan also competed in the slopestyle qualifier Friday but did not to qualify for the final.
  • Both Bowman and Sigourney met the minimum Olympic qualification criteria Friday by earning their second top-three finish, but with three qualification events to go, the race for the Olympic team is far from over.
  • Cold temperatures and falling snow made for challenging conditions, slowing down the athletes in the halfpipe and making it difficult to transition between tricks.
  • Sigourney’s winning run: Alley-oop Japan, leftside 900, alley-oop 540, leftside 540, rightside 540 and 720 tail.
  • Bowman’s second run: Rightside 900, leftside 540 mute, straight-air mute, cork leftside 900, rightside 720 and switch 540.
  • The next stop in the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix tour is Breckenridge Jan 8-12. The event was relocated from Northstar California Resort.
  • Athletes take on slopestyle on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. MST with live streaming on www.usfreeskiing.com.

QUOTES
Brita Sigourney
I’m so excited and so relieved. I know that January is going to be a huge month full of competitions and I was really hoping to relieve some of the stress there by getting these two out of the way and getting some good results under my belt. So I’m just happier than I could ever be right now.

Maddie Bowman
It feels pretty good. I’m pretty excited. But I’m just going to keep pushing and trying to do my best at every event. The conditions were super snowy, but Luke, being a boss, always pulling through and getting our skis super fast. It wasn’t too big of a deal.

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