Gu Fifth, Stevenson Sixth in Slopestyle Finals
Eileen Gu (San Francisco) was the top-placed American in fifth in the freeski slopestyle finals at the 2018 FIS Junior Freeskiing & Snowboard World Championships Friday. On the men’s side, Ryan Stevenson (Washington, N.J.) led the way for the U.S. Team in sixth.
Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru won her second Junior World slopestyle title, as Russia’s Anastasia Tatalina took the silver, and Japan’s Kokone Kondo the bronze. Svea Irving (Winter Park, Colo.) was ninth, and Montana Osinski (Fairfield, Conn.) was 12th.
In the men’s final, Sweden’s Oliwer Magnusson won the gold, Norway’s Sebastian Schjerve took the silver and Kim Gubser of Switzerland the bronze. Cody LaPlante (Truckee, Calif.) was 10th.
Freeski competition continues Saturday at Cardrona Alpine resort with the men’s halfpipe qualifiers. The women’s halfpipe qualifier is scheduled for Sunday, with both the men and women’s halfpipe finals are scheduled for Tuesday.
Men’s halfpipe qualifier