Monday Feb 09, 2015

Extreme Weekend Roundup

Heavy snow all over the Northern Hemisphere made for some seriously sick skiing and snowboarding this week (or so we’ve been told….)

But unfortunately fresh powder and pro competitions don’t always mix. Storms caused havoc at events this weekend but we’ve still managed to stick together all the results and highlights we could to make up your weekly Extreme Weekend Roundup!

Red Bull Crashed Ice: Croxall finally wins first title

Scott Croxall won the first Crashed Ice race of his seven-year career in Helsinki on Saturday – after 14 appearances in the final.

The Canadian held off the challenge of defending champion Marco Dallago of Austria and American Cameron Naasz.

Kyle Croxall finished fourth on the steepest track of the season to maintain a narrow lead at the top of the overall standings.

But his brother Scott is certainly one to watch out for after finally getting his hands on a winner’s trophy.

“I finally got the monkey off my back – this is the best feeling ever,” he said. “I’m overdue. I’m just so happy to be on the number one spot finally!"

Red Bull Crashed Ice heads to Belfast, Northern Ireland for the third event of the tour on 19th February.

World Snowboard Tour: Halfpipe canned after Beauchemin wins Slopestyle

Click here to watch Eric's winning slopestyle run!

American riders Eric Beauchemin and 14-year-old Hailey Langland topped the slopestyle podiums at the US Snowboarding Grand Prix in Mammoth Mountain this week.

But the halfpipe competition was scrapped after heavy weekend snow, leaving the World Snowboard Tour Pro Series overall title resting on one final event.

The second stop on the series followed just days after the opening event in Switzerland, the Burton European Open. But equally stormy weather forced multiple schedule changes before Beauchemin topped the men’s podium and Langland won the women’s event.

Beauchemin saw off competition from Japan’s Yuki Kadono and Canadian Seb Toutant with a score of 88.26. When the women’s final was called off teenager Langland was declared the winner for topping the elimation round with a score of 79.78 just ahead of Anna Gasser and Enni Rukajarvi.

As a result, Rukajarvi now tops the Pro Series slopestyle standings after back-to-back third place finishes with Ty Walker in second and Christy Prior third. In the men’s overall title race Canada’s Tyler Nicholson is setting the pace with Niklas Mattsson of Sweden and Beauchemin just behind.

The Pro Series all comes down the third and final event of the tour, the Burton US Open, which kicks off on March 2nd.

AFP World Tour: Bowman and Dorey top halfpipe

Canada’s Justin Dorey beat Olympic Champion David Wise to halfpipe gold at the Visa US Freeskiing Grand Prix in Mammoth, with Maddie Bowman winning the women’s event.

The finals of the platinum rated AFP World Tour event were cancelled in both halfpipe events due to bad weather meaning the top qualifying scores were used to decide the winner.

Gus Kenworthy rounded off the men’s podium while Janina Kuzma finished behind X Games gold medalist Bowman with Devin Logan in third.

The slopestyle event was completely cancelled because of heavy snow and strong wins, along with snowboard halfpipe.

Skiers have the chance to make up for lost points right away however with platinum event, Frostgun Invitational starting on February 10th.

Coming Next Weekend.....

There’s plenty to look forward to this weekend, providing the weather decides to let us have some fun.

The third round of the Freeride World Tour touches down in Andorra, and will include the cancelled contests from round 2 in Austria. It’s LIVE on this Saturday.

White Style, the epic slopestyle MTB contest held on snow, kicks off the FMB World Tour this weekend and the 2015 Red Bull Air Race gets underway in Dubai.

And if you can’t wait that long then look out for AFP World Tour highlights from the legendary Frostgun Invitational in Val d’Isere which goes down all this week!

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