Stevenson, Goepper Land on the Podium at Snow Rodeo
It was no-holds-barred for athletes dropping into the slopestyle course under mostly cloudy skies at the Calgary Snow Rodeo on Saturday, Feb. 15. U.S. Freeski team member Colby Stevenson continues to bring the heat to slopestyle finishing second.
“I came out today and landed the run I had planned,” said Colby who took an early lead in the first run with a nose butter 4 on, switch 4 backslide and a dub 16 stale. “I’m very stoked on my skiing and I’m having more fun in competitions than ever. I can’t wait for two weeks at home in Park City before heading to Norway for X Games.”
Carrying the momentum from two wins in two weeks at X Games Aspen and Mammoth Grand Prix and earning himself Best Trick at Dew Tour Street Style, Colby started things off strong in Calgary. However, Switzerland’s Andri Ragettli squeezed out a narrow lead with a solid second run.
Third place went to Colby’s teammate Nick Goepper with a technical run that included a two on rodeo out of the cannon.
“This one feels good,” said Nick. “It’s been a little while since I was on the box. I had to fight for this one and if feels good to land in the top three.”
Meanwhile, teammate Willie Borm landed a solid run earning him sixth place with Alex Hall rounding out tenth for the U.S. Freeski men. On the women’s side, U.S. Freeski team member Marin Hammil took sixth place.
Men’s Freeski slopestyle
Women’s Freeski slopestyle