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KILLINGTON RESORT HOSTS THE SECOND STOP OF THE WINTER DEW TOUR SUPERPIPE FINALS TODAY

01/22/2011

Snowboarders Louie Vito and Kelly Clark from Vermont along with Freeskier Kevin Rolland Win Superpipe Finals

KILLINGTON, Vt. (January 22, 2011) –Over 140 of the best snowboarders and freeskiers in the world have descended upon Killington Resort to throw down in four days of heart-pounding competition at the 2nd stop of the Winter Dew Tour. Today, the superpipe finals culminated in an under-the-lights aerial battle for Dew Cup bragging rights.

Louie Vito, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, won his second straight snowboard superpipe Winter Dew Tour final, further securing his lead in overall rankings heading into the final stop of the 2010-11 Tour at Snowbasin in Utah. Vito is now one of the leading contenders for Toyota Athlete of the Year. On the women’s side, Vermont’s own Kelly Clark of West Dover achieved her first snowboard superpipe win of the 2010-11 season.
Kevin Rolland, of La Plagne, FRA, continues to earn a place on the podium throughout his Winter Dew Tour career, winning the second stop of the 2010-11 Tour. Now a lead Dew Cup contender, Rolland is tied with Simon Dumont in the overall Tour ranking as they head into the final stop of the season.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the second stop of the Winter Dew Tour,” states Rob Megnin, Killington’s director of sales and marketing. “It has been exciting to watch these world-class athletes battle it out in our massive 22-foot superpipe and we’re looking forward to seeing an epic duel in the slopestyle finals tomorrow.”

The four-day competition is the second of three stops on the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour featuring men and women’s snowboarding and freeskiing superpipe and slopestyle competitions. The Winter Dew Tour will conclude at Killington tomorrow with the snowboard and freeski slopestyle finals.

Men’s Snowboard Superpipe – Finals
1. Louie Vito, Bellefontaine, Ohio, 93.00
2. JJ Thomas, Breckenridge, Colo., 88.00
3. Mason Aguirre, Duluth, Minn., 86.50

Men’s Snowboard Superpipe – Tour Rankings
1. Louie Vito, 200
2. JJ Thomas, 174
3. Matt Ladley, 166
4. Mason Aguirre, 166
5. Steve Fisher, 152
6. Trevor Jacob, 140
7. Greg Bretz, 136
8. Spencer Shaw, 123
9. Luke Mitrani, 107
10. Jake Mitrani, 99

Women’s Snowboard Superpipe – Finals
1. Kelly Clark, West Dover, Vt., 95.75
2. Gretchen Bleiler, Aspen, Colo., 92.25
3. Queralt Castellet, Spain, 86.00

Women’s Snowboard Superpipe – Tour Rankings
1. Queralt Castellet, 186
2. Kelly Clark, 174
3. Elena Hight, 174
4. Soko Yamaoka, 156
5. Kaitlyn Farrington, 144
6. Ellery Hollingsworth, 136
7. Kelly Marren, 132
8. Gretchen Bleiler, 92
9. Jamie Anderson, 86
10. Sophie Rodriguez, 82

Freeski Superpipe – Finals
1. Kevin Rolland, France, 92.50
2. Gus Kenworthy, Telluride, Colo., 87.75
3. Simon Dumont, Bethel, Maine, 86.75

Freeski Superpipe – Tour Rankings
1. Kevin Rolland, 186
2. Simon Dumont, 186
3. Thomas Krief, 160
4. Justin Dorey, 146
5. Dan Marion, 127
6. Gus Kenworthy, 123
7. Torin Yater-Wallace, 119
8. Matt Margetts, 111
9. Mike Riddle, 108
10. David Wise, 105

 
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About Killington Resort
Killington Resort offers the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the East, world-class terrain parks, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world complemented by numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. For the 2010-11 season, Killington Resort is the East Coast stop for the Winter Dew Tour, Jan. 20-23, showcasing the top winter ski and snowboard athletes from around the world competing in Superpipe and slopestyle competition at Bear Mountain. www.killington.com

Winter Dew Tour
The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, and a $1.5 million competitive purse.  Each event features snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle).  At season’s end, the overall point’s leaders are crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements compliment the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live cutting edge music. The Winter Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA.  The Winter Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia and Extreme Channel. Current Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew, Toyota, Nike 6.0, Verizon, MATADOR Beef Jerky, Power Bar, Paul Mitchell, Ball Park and National Guard. For more information, visit www.Allisports.com.

Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer-facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

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