Olympic silver medalist Alex Ferreira led an American podium sweep in a stacked field at the Dew Tour men’s modified superpipe skiing final on Sunday in Breckenridge, Colorado.
By the time Ferreira dropped in for his third and final run it was a victory lap, the win already locked in place after scoring a 90.00 on his first run that proved unbeatable the rest of the competition.
It was the second Dew Tour skiing halfpipe title in a row for the 24-year-old from Aspen, Colorado. Ferreira kicked off his Olympic campaign at the Dew Tour last year with a victory in the event and went on to win the overall world cup halfpipe title.
Two-time Olympian Aaron Blunck came through with a big third and final run to finish in second place. Sitting in ninth after his second-run score of 32.33, Blunck put together a solid effort to score an 86.00 and leap over most of the field for the silver.
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In the process, he bumped two-time Olympic halfpipe champion David Wise to the bronze medal position. Wise scored an 84.67 on his first run and went into his final run of the day with a chance to improve, but slipped on the landing on a right-side double cork 1260.
The modified superpipe is new to the Dew Tour this year. It features slopestyle jumps at both the beginning and end of the pipe which skiers and snowboarders must incorporate into their runs.
Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.