Goepper Second In Dew Tour Slopestyle
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (Dec. 16, 2017) – Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) finished second in the slopestyle finals at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge Saturday to lead five U.S. Freeski team members into the top 10. Saturday’s event was the second of four Olympic qualifying events.
“I’m feeling good with one podium locked down (for Olympic team qualifying). It was a fun contest … I’m stoked to be the top American,” said Goepper, who plans to step up his game and shoot for another podium and qualify for the Olympic team next month at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in Snowmass, Colo. “I’m just going to train harder, be more focused and try to win.”
Alex Hall (Salt Lake City) was fifth, followed by Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, Colo.) in sixth, Bobby Brown (Denver) in eighth and U.S. Freeski Rookie Team member Cody LePlante (Truckee, Calif.) posting a career-best pro finish in ninth.
In the women’s finals, Darian Stevens (Missoula, Mont.) was third, and Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, Mont.) was fourth.
“More than anything, I’m just so, so pleased with my riding right now,” said Voisin, who was third in qualifying. “I haven’t pushed myself this hard in a long time, and I think I have a lot of work to do, but I’m just so honored to be a part of women’s freeskiing right now because it’s just blowing up!”
Men and women’s slopestyle