A sweep headlines Canada’s six slopestyle podiums at Dew Tour
Canadians dominated the slopestyle competitions at Dew Tour, with six podium finishes including a men’s snowboard sweep by Mark McMorris, Max Parrot and Sébastien Toutant.
Here’s a breakdown of Canada’s epic weekend in Colorado.
Mark McMorris – gold
Olympic bronze medallist McMorris dominated the jumps competition with his first two runs securing the leader position. His successful backside triple cork 1440 indy and a frontside triple cork 1440 mute, were not only good enough for first, but gave him a 20 point lead over the competition. After some huge rails by his Canadian teammates, winning gold came down to his final jib run, however McMorris’s produced winning with a total score of 172.66.
Max Parrot – silver
After the jumps competition Parrot wasn’t sitting in podium position, however he brought his A-Game into jibs. Despite missing the landing on his first two runs, Parrot put it all on the table and busted out a trick he learned that morning to secure silver with a score of 161.66 and the best score of day two.
Sébastien Toutant – bronze
Toutant’s best scores in the jumps competition were from his opening and closing runs. The Canadian opened with a backside triple cork 1440 indy, and ended with a cab triple cork 1440 to finish jumps in third. Despite a lot of movement in the ranking on day two, Toutant was able to hold onto a podium spot and finished just behind Parrot with 160.66 points.
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Poor weather conditions resulted in the women’s jump compeition being cancelled, however luckily for O’Brien her impressive tricks had the Canadian ranked third with 80 points. The top two spots on the podium went to Americans Jamie Anderson (91.33) and Hailey Langland (86.00) who finished first and second respectively.
Men’s freestyle skiing
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand – bronze
Beaulieu-Marchand landed some impressive rail tricks en route to his podium finish, including a blind 270 on 450 out on the down flat rail. The Canadian’s total score of 153.99 ranked him behind Norway’s Oystein Braten (158.32) and the Swedish winner Henrik Harlaut (162.65). Beaulieu-Marchand was also the only athlete to make two Dew Tour podiums, his second bronze medal was in the street style competition, which is not an Olympic event.
Women’s freestyle skiing
Kaya Turski – bronze
Turski‘s trick of the weekend came in the rail final, when the Canadian landed a switch disaster 450 during her third run helping her bring her total score to 146.99 to secure third. The compeition’s title went to 14-year-old Estonia Sidary Kelly who won with 159.33 points. Maggie Voisin from the United States grabbed second, with a overall score of 135.32.