Marino Wins 15th Edition of Grandvalira Total Fight
U.S. Snowboard Pro Team member Julia Marino (Westport, Conn.) finished off her competition season with her second consecutive victory, and first slopestyle win, in the El Tarter Snowpark at the 15th edition Total Fight Masters in Grandvalira, Andorra, Saturday.
“Total Fight was an awesome event,” said Marino. “The conditions were great with warm and sunny weather every day and everyone looked like they were having a great time. It was the perfect end to my competition season and I’m stoked I got the win.”
Marino has had a successful season collecting podiums at four different events, including second-place in slopestyle at Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo., second-place in slopestyle at the Burton U.S. Open at Vail, Colo., and just before the win in Andorra, first place at the Quebec City, Canada, World Cup. Overall, Julia’s first slopestyle win at the event in Andorra capped off what was a successful season of competition.
Yuka Fujimori of Japan finished second, and Brooke Voigt of Canada closed out the podium in third place.
For the men, U.S. Snowboard Team members, Lyon Farrell (Haiku, Hawaii), Luke Winkelmann (Blowing Rock, N.C.) and Judd Henkes (La Jolla, Calif.) finished in fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Switzerland’s Michael Schaerer won the event, Canada’s superstar Mark McMorris finished second, and Bendik Gjerdalen of Norway finished in third.
Competition will continue at Total Fight as El Tarter Snowpark transforms into the epicenter of the world’s best freeskiers April 4-6 as athletes take to the course in Grandvalira. Returning champion and U.S. Freeski Pro Team member McRae Williams (Park City, Utah) will be looking to defend his title against an elite crew of the world’s best freeskiers. Tune in live Saturday on Facebook Grandvalira to catch all the action.
Men’s snowboard slopestyle
1. Michael Schaerer (Switzerland)
2. Mark McMorris (Canada)
3. Bendik Gjerdalen (Norway)
Women’s snowboard slopestyle
1. Julia Marino (USA)
2. Yuka Fujimori (Japan)
3. Brooke Voigt (Canada)
HOW TO WATCH
Live stream available on Facebook
Saturday, April 6.
6:00 a.m. - Men’s and women’s slopestyle - Total Fight Masters - Grandvalira, Andorra - Facebook