Mammoth Mountain, U.S.A (11 February 2015) – Day two of the 2015 U.S Revolution Tour at Mammoth Mountain saw another New Zealand athlete on the podium with Britt Hawes taking out third place in the women’s freeski halfpipe yesterday.
“I’m stoked to take out third place at the Rev Tour,” says Britt. “I’ve been working on a couple of new tricks and grabs and am happy to see it all come together under competition pressure.”
First place went to Canadian Megan Warrener with Paula Cooper of the USA in second place.
The Rev Tour is sanctioned by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and is an Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) Silver level event. The Tour started in 2003 to bridge the gap from grassroots competition to the elite level.
Up and coming freeskier Finn Bilous (Wanaka) qualified fifth in his heat and was one of 12 male riders to progress to finals where he finished ninth overall, meeting his goal to finish in the top 10.
“I was very happy with how today went for me and pleased to put down all four of my runs (two in qualifiers, two in finals). I was really happy to make finals against such a stacked field of riders therefore knew I was going to have to up my run from qualifiers to do well. I ended up doing my best halfpipe runs ever including both way cork 900s, a cork 1080 and also a both way 720 combo which I recently learnt training in Breckenridge.”
US skiers dominated the men’s halfpipe podium with Birk Irving first, Colby Stevenson second and Jake Mageau third.
Competition continued today with the freeski and snowboard Big Air. Jackson Wells finished in fourth place in freeski and Carlos Garcia Knight fourth in snowboard. Official results to follow