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Countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Ferreira Wins Overall World Cup Globe

By Courtney Harkins
March, 22 2018
Alex Ferreira - Tignes
Alex Ferreira kisses his crystal globe after winning the World Cup overall title. (Getty Images/AFP-Jean-Pierre Clatot)

Olympic silver medalist Alex Ferreira (Aspen, Colo.) took his fourth World Cup freeski halfpipe podium of the season in Tignes, France to snag the 2017-18 World Cup halfpipe title. The U.S. Freeski Team also took home the FIS Freestyle Nations Cup in halfpipe.

Olympic bronze medalist Brita Sigourney (Carmel, Calif.) landed on the podium in the final World Cup in third place, but it wasn’t quite enough to maintain her overall World Cup lead. Olympic gold medalist Cassie Sharpe of Canada continued her late-season dominance, taking the victory in Tignes and capturing the overall World Cup title. Sigourney finished second in the overall standings.

Carly Margulies (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) were just off the World Cup podium in fourth and fifth.

A stacked U.S. men’s team came into Thursday’s finals with Ferreira and two-time Olympic gold medalist David Wise (Reno, Nev.) duking it out for the overall World Cup title. But Wise wasn’t able to put down a clean run and Ferreira walked away with his first FIS crystal globe. Wise finished in second overall.

It was a #TeamNorthAmerica podium in the final World Cup with Noah Bowman of Canada taking the win and Simon D’Artois of Canada in third. Birk Irving (Winter Park, Colo.) was fourth and Taylor Seaton (Avon, Colo.) fifth.

The men and women of the U.S. Freeski Team also stepped on stage to collect the FIS Freestyle Nations Cup in halfpipe, awarded to the team with the most World Cup points after the season.

Men's halfpipe
Women's halfpipe

Men's and women's halfpipe standings