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Winkelmann Leads Five Americans Into Slopestyle Finals

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
August, 30 2018
Luke Winkelmann
Luke Winkelmann won the first qualifying heat Thursday at Cardrona Alpine Resort. (Iain McGregor / Winter Games NZ)

Luke Winkelmann (Bowling Rock, N.C.) led the way for the U.S. Team in snowboard slopestyle qualifiers Thursday at the 2018 FIS Junior Freeskiing & Snowboard World Championships.

In the first men’s qualifying heat, Winkelmann took the top spot with a score of 89.66. Jake Canter (Evergreen, Colo.) finished sixth with a score of 80.66 to advance to the finals. Japan’s Takeru Otsuka won the second heat with a score of 90.00. Will Healy (Riverside, Conn.) was fourth with a score of 84.00.

On the women’s side, Jade Thurgood (Salt Lake City) was fifth with a score of 71.20.  Ty Schnorrbusch (Frisco, Colo.) was eighth with 58.20.

The men and women’s slopestyle finals take place Friday at the Big Bucks Park at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Men’s slopestyle qualifier heat 1
Men’s slopestyle qualifier heat 2
Women’s slopestyle qualifier

Men’s slopestyle finals
Women’s slopestyle qualifier