Riddle Goes Big for Crystal Globe Title

Riddle Goes Big for Crystal Globe Title

The Canadian National Halfpipe Team finished the season in style here today, with Mike Riddle (Spruce Grove, AB) and Rosalind Groenewoud winning the FIS World Cup finals in Sierra Nevada, Spain  while Noah Bowman (Calgary, AB) earned his first medal of the season, a bronze.

For Riddle, the win capped a very consistent season in which the Sherwood Park, AB. native not only achieved provisional nomination to next year’s Canadian Olympic squad, but also took home the Crystal Globe as the top male halfpipe skier on the FIS circuit for 2013.

“It’s such a cool trophy,” said Riddle. “I started out as a mogul skier, so I’ve wanted a Globe since well before I got into halfpipe. I can’t really believe I have one of my own now — it’s pretty cool.”

Photo: Mike Ridewood

Rosalind Groenewoud. Photo: Mike Ridewood

On the women’s side, Groenewoud stood at the top of the podium to finish in second place in the overall standings.

“It was a crazy day with the weather,” said Calgary’s Groenewoud. “I downgraded my runs in qualifications and training so my competition run was the first time I actually did my big tricks in the pipe here. I’m just really thankful for all the mileage I’ve put in that enabled me to do a good run without even training it.”

Canadian freestyle action concludes this weekend with the National Mogul Championships in Val Saint-Côme, QC.

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