News: Benjamin Ogilvie, Lexi Dupont Win Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier In Revelstoke

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Freeskiing World Tour Revelstoke
Revelstoke, BC – Revelstoke’s Separate Reality venue was host to Thursday’s Qualifier for the Swatch Freeskiing and Freeride World Tour. With few spots up for grabs in today’s Day 1 of competition, skiers pushed the limits of big mountain freeskiing to earn their spot. Taking first out of 60 competitors in the Men’s field was Benjamin Ogilvie from Fernie, BC. In first for the Women is Snowbird local Lexi Dupont from a stacked roster of 23 ladies.

“In today’s qualifier, it was definitely clear that skiers needed to step up in every aspect of the criteria; they had to have great technique, control and fluidity,” notes Head Judge Jim Jack on the selective cut. Out of the deep qualifier field, 13 men and 4 women will advance to today's Day 1 competition on North Bowl’s Unlimited Assets. “It was a very competitive cut, so congratulations to the skiers that made it in,” said Jack.

On the women’s side, athletes skied very smart and safe and 99 percent of the competitors stayed on their feet. “Winner Lexi Dupont skied fast and fluid, with direct fall-line skiing,” remarked Announcer Max Kuszaj. “Its no surprise she is sitting in the top qualifying position going into Day 1.” Canadian Crystal-Rose Lee was a close second. For the men, the majority of the skiers made the best use of the terrain and the style/creativity category by adding newschool tricks into their run, which benefited their scores. “A standout for me would be Fernie BC’s own Luke Nelson with his fast, fluid technical skiing on the top of Separate Reality, and smooth 360 at the bottom, encompassing all aspects we encourage in a competitor’s run,” says Kuszaj.

Skiers on the mountain experienced a mix of sun and snow with great conditions and visibility of the venue. “Conditions for this event are definitely shaping up to be some of the best we’ve had here at Revelstoke. The consistency of the snow will make landings cleaner and provides athletes a venue to showcase their abilities. Day 1 of the Swatch Freeskiing and Freeride World Tour starts today and will be broadcast live on www.freeskiingworldtour.com.

Tune in to www.freeskingworldtour.com for live non-stop action January 6-8.

Friday Jan 6: Day 1 Skiing

Saturday Jan 7: Snowboarding

Sunday Jan 8: Day 2 Skiing Finals

QUALIFIER RESULTS

Ladies Result Name Home Mountain Country Score
1 Alexis Dupont Snowbird USA 29.40
2 Crystal-Rose Lee Whistler CAN 29.33
3 Gillian McKercher Sunshine Village CAN 28.93
4 Lauren Goss Revelstoke USA 27.43

Cut-Off
5 Julie Thomas Lake Louise CAN 26.23
6 Kim Bastedo Revelstoke CAN 26.17
7 Kasie Stroshin Whistler CAN 25.90
8 Jenny Strong Whistler CAN 25.30
9 Rachel Findler Whistler CAN 24.97
10 Alex Riedman Crested Butte USA 24.53
11 Zoya Lynn Revelstoke CAN 24.53
12 Alexandra Taran Snowbird USA 24.47
13 Lucy Sackbauer Vail / Big Sky USA 24.43
14 Maddie Crowell Telluride USA 24.40
15 Lindsey Cannon Telski USA 24.03
16 Jill Young Whistler CAN 23.83
17 Karissa Tuthill Jackson Hole USA 23.70
18 Hadley Hammer Jackson Hole USA 23.47
19 Chloe Williams Lake Louise CAN 23.33
20 Katrina Devore Aspen USA 23.10
21 Jacqueline Knutson Alta / Snowbird USA 22.23
22 Tracy Chubb Sun Valley USA 22.07
23 Kelsey Boleski Mad River Glen USA 16.87

Gents Result Name Home Mountain Country Score
1 Benjamin Ogilvie Fernie Alpine Resort CAN 38.20
2 Jake Sakson Aspen Snowmass USA 36.37
3 Luke Nelson Fernie Alpine Resort CAN 36.30
4 Blake Clarkson Snowmass USA 36.20
5 Rylan Kappler Revelstoke CAN 34.73
6 Ben Paciotti Crystal Mountain USA 33.93
7 Conor Pelton Crystal Mountain USA 33.53
8 Patrick Westfeldt Aspen Snowmass USA 32.07
9 Sean Collin Squaw Valley USA 31.73
10 Christian Boucher Whistler CAN 31.60
11 Jason Jones Adanac Ski Hill CAN 31.40
12 Sean Cochrane Revelstoke CAN 30.73
13 Richard Small Fernie Alpine Resort CAN 30.63

Cut-Off
14 Amon Barker Taos USA 30.53
15 Ryan Price Donner Peak USA 30.50
16 Adam McCraw Brimacombe CAN 30.40
17 Ryan Sullivan Whistler CAN 30.10
18 Daryn Edmunds Alta/Snowbird USA 29.63
19 Johnathan Lee Snowbird USA 29.50
20 Paris Tolmachoff Squaw Valley USA 29.37
21 Frank Howard Snowmass USA 29.30
22 Simon Brandelind Brantberget SWE 29.20
23 Rasmus Ekman Sweden SWE 29.03
23 Evan Haines Tahoe USA 28.63
25 Brent Malysh Whitewater CAN 28.20
26 Drew Fisher Alpine Meadows USA 27.73
27 Matt Potter Breckenridge USA 27.43
28 Tommy Ellingson Mt. Baldy USA 26.63
28 Tim Swartz Jackson Hole USA 25.37
30 Brett Dawley Powder King CAN 24.60
31 Darrell Haggard Arapahoe Basin USA 23.93
32 Gabriel Ohlson Bridger Bowl USA 23.47
33 Collin Adams Albequerque USA 22.83
34 TJ David Aspen Snowmass USA 22.77
34 Kyle Taylor Whitefish USA 22.63
36 James Johnson Mt. Rose USA 21.30
37 Andreas Hasselbeck Whistler GER 20.83
38 Yu Sasaki Whistler JPN 20.83
39 Henry Worobec Bridger Bowl USA 20.73
41 Davis Souza Alpine Meadows USA 19.80
42 Wiley Chubb Sun Valley USA 19.67
43 Jason R. Frazier Snowbird USA 19.07
44 austin ross USA 18.13
45 Ryan Walters Bridger Bowl USA 18.10
46 Simon Reeves Mt. Olympus NZ 17.17
47 JJ Vinet Revelstoke CAN 16.67
48 Eric Young Mt. Seymour CAN 16.27
50 Roland Forbes Bogus Basin USA 15.87
51 Deven Bennett Crested Butte USA 15.60
52 Will Collin Squaw Valley USA 14.87
53 Cody Erwin Lk. Louise / Kicking Horse CAN 14.83
54 Matt Francisty Whistler CAN 14.43
55 Conrad Yarmocoy Fernie Alpine Resort CAN 14.17
56 Josh Anderson Squaw Valley USA 14.00
57 Vegard Helgesen Tryvann NOR 13.13
58 Todd Mansfield Canada Olympic Park CAN 11.53
59 Trevor Haley Vail USA 11.40
60 Drew Rouse Vail USA 11.30
61 Griffin Dunne Smugglers Notch USA 0.00
62 Scottie Williams Lost Trail / Powder Mtn. USA 0.00

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