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Ladd Mines Halfpipe Silver at Junior Worlds

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
September, 4 2018
Men's Freeski Podium
Dylan Ladd (left) won the silver medal in the men's freeski halfpipe at the 2018 FIS Junior World Championships Saturday. (Iain McGregor / Winter Games NZ)

Dylan Ladd (Lakewood, Colo.) won the freeski halfpipe silver medal at the 2018 FIS Junior Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships Tuesday at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Ladd, competing in his second Junior World Championships, came through with big back to back 900s at the top of the pipe and finished with a super technical double flat 900 down the pipe to land on the podium. New Zealand's Nico Porteous won the gold, and Norway's Birk Rudd came through with the bronze.

Hunter Carey (Winter Park, Colo.) was fifth, Conner Ladd (Lakewood, Colo.) sixth, and Aaron Durlester (Mammoth, Calif.) was ninth.

In the women's halfpipe final, Estonia's Kelly Sildaru won her fifth overall Junior World Championships medal and her second gold medal of the 2018 championships. Russia's Valeriya Demidova took the silver, and China's Kevin Zhang won the bronze. Svea Irving (Winter Park, Colo.) was fourth, and Eileen Gu (San Francisco) was fifth.

Men's freeski halfpipe
Women's freeski halfpipe

Ladd Ski Halfpipe Silver