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FitzSimons Fifth in First World Cup

By Libby Arganbright
October, 21 2023
Sean FitzSimons in Chur
Sean FitzSimons at Big Air Chur. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team rider and Olympian Sean FitzSimons competed in the first World Cup of the season, a big air event in Chur, Switzerland. The event featured the world’s best snowboarders, showcasing their air awareness on Switzerland’s largest freestyle ramp. 

In qualifications, FitzSimons landed a frontside triple cork 1440, securing a spot in the finals. During the nighttime finals, FitzSimons went big with three runs: front triple 1440 weddle, back 1620 weddle and back triple 1440 weddle, respectively. 

FitzSimons finished fifth overall, trailing behind a full Japan podium sweep, with Hiroto Ogiwara in first, Kira Kimura in second and Takeru Otsuka in third.

FitzSimons has an impressive track record, having competed in both slopestyle and big air in the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, as well as taking home first at the Laax 2022 World Cup in slopestyle. 

Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team athletes Jake Canter, Brooklyn DePriest and Fynn Bullock-Womble, who landed a new trick, cab 1440, also competed in qualifications, but did not qualify for finals. Next up, the Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team will travel to Beijing, China for the next contest of the 2023-24 season. 

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