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Farrell Earns Second Consecutive Podium in Seiser Alm

By Andrew Gauthier
January, 26 2019
Lyon Farrell Seiser Alm
Lyon Farrell on the podium at the Seiser Alm, Italy FIS World Cup in slopestyle. (FIS Snowboard)

U.S. Snowboard Pro Team member Lyon Farrell (Haiku, Hawaii) landed himself on the podium Saturday at the FIS Snowboard World Cup slopestyle in Seiser Alm, Italy.

“I had an epic day of riding with my friends and am so stoked to end up on the podium,” said Farrell. “I’m proud of my riding and the good vibes everyone shared with me today. I’m already excited for next year’s competition.”

Farrell’s excitement for next year’s Seiser Alm World Cup is for good reason as he’s building quite the resume. He earned his first ever World Cup podium in 2018 with a third place finish to join the winner and teammate Chris Corning (SIlverthorne, Colo.) in the top three. Not only is this Farrell’s second consecutive podium at Seiser Alm, but it’s his second career World Cup podium. Norway’s Marcus Olimstad and Stian Kleivdal finished off the podium in first and third respectively.

U.S. Pro Team member Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, Alaska) finished just off the podium in fourth and U.S. Rookie Team member Sean Fitzsimons (Hood River, Ore.) finished in seventh. After competition in Seiser Alm, Farrell jumps from ninth to the second in the FIS World Cup slopestyle standings behind Corning in the top spot. Ryan Stassel also made his way from 12th to fourth. Lastly, Fitzsimons climbed from 18th to 14th.

The U.S. Freeski athletes will take to the slopestyle course in Seiser Alm on Saturday for the final round of competition. The U.S. Snowboard Team now focuses on the 2019 FIS World Championships in Park City, Utah Feb. 1-10 with slopestyle, big air and halfpipe competition. Tune into NBC to catch all the action.

Please note: An initial set of results was released by FIS  that incorrectly listed Kleivdal in second, with Farrell in third. However, after an inquiry by his coach, a video review of Farrell’s best run revealed that a scoring error had been made on his cab double cork 1260, and judges amended his score in accordance to a jury decision. The results now available are the correct, official results.

Men’s slopestyle

Men’s slopestyle


Sunday, Jan. 27

6:30 a.m. - Men’s and women’s slopestyle - Seiser Alm, Italy - & NBC Sports Gold
7:00 a.m. - Men’s and women’s slopestyle - Seiser Alm, Italy - Olympic Channel-TV*