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TOP ATHLETES BATTLE IT OUT IN SLOPESTYLE AND SUPERPIPE FINALS AT KILLINGTON RESORT FOR THE COVETED DEW CUP

01/22/2012

Freeskiers set records as Torin Yater-Wallace becomes the youngest Winter Dew Tour winner ever and Tom Wallisch wins with the highest freeski score in the Tour’s history 

KILLINGTON, Vt. (January 22, 2012) - Vermont’s Killington Resort hosted the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour, the largest on-snow event in the East, with superpipe and slopestyle competitions at Bear Mountain that included a VIP Party at the Wobbly Barn with a live DJ set from RAC. Over the course of the four-day event, approximately 32,000 people experience this year’s Pantech Invitational at Killington Resort, a 10% increase from last year’s event.

Saturday afternoon, snowboarders threw down their best in the slopestyle finals and the competition continued into the night with the freeskier superpipe finals in an under-the-lights aerial battle. The action concluded today with heart-pounding showdowns in the freeskiers’ slopestyle finals and men’s snowboard superpipe finals with top Tour rankings and Dew Cup bragging rights on the line.

“We’re thrilled to host the only East Coast stop of the Winter Dew Tour for the second year in a row,” stated Chris Nyberg, president and general manager for Killington Resort, “It was incredible to watch these world-class athletes battle it out,” he continued. “This was an extraordinary event that brings the Killington community together and is enjoyed by our guests.”

Saturday kicked off with men’s snowboard slopestyle finals where Eric Willet, out of Breckenridge, CO, took first place with a stellar run putting him in third for the Dew Cup standings heading into the final stop at Snowbasin in Utah.

The ladies took the stage next as they dropped into the superpipe finals with Maddie Bowman from South Lake Tahoe, CA, bringing amplitude and style that carried her to the top podium. The night concluded under the lights where Torin Yater-Wallace won his first pro event and became the youngest Winter Dew Tour event winner ever at age 16.

This morning, women freeskiers started the competition with slopestyle finals where Montreal native Kaya Turski took first, edging out Vermonter Devin Logan. Turski now leads the race for the Dew Cup. Men’s freeski competition was topped off by Tom Wallisch achieving the highest ever Winter Dew Tour score in slopestyle. He heads into the Dew Tour Toyota Championships at Snowbasin in first place.

The Tour concluded late Sunday afternoon in a heart pounding battle as I-Pod (Iouri Podladtchikov) upset Louie Vito, the reigning Dew Cup Champion in the superpipe, in the last two runs of the event. I-Pod now holds first place with a two point lead over Vito as they prepare for the final stop in Utah.

Check out photos available for publication.

Winter Dew Tour Pantech Invitational Results, Jan. 19-22, 2012
 
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final Results
1. Eric Willett, Breckenridge, Colo., 91.00.  2. Sebastien Toutant, Canada, 85.50.  3. Justin Morgan, Ballston Lake, NY, 80.25.  4. Aleksander Ostreng, Norway, 80.25.  5. Jake Aaronson, Needham, Mass., 69.00.  6. Antoine Truchon, Canada, 66.50.  7. Gjermund Braaten, Norway, 60.75.  8. Ulrik Badertscher, Norway, 55.50.  9. Charles Reid, Canada, 53.00.  10. Chas Guldemond, Reno, Nev., 53.00.  11. Mark McMorris, Canada, 44.25.  12. Staale Sandbech, Norway, 41.50
 
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle  – Tour Rankings
1. Sebastien Toutant, 180.  2. Gjermund Braaten, 164.  3. Eric Willett, 156.  4. Charles Reid, 138.  5. Chas Guldemond, 128.  6. Justin Morgan, 121.  7. Mark McMorris, 112.  8. Aleksander Ostreng, 111.  9. Sage Kotsenburg, 101.  10. Antoine Truchon, 87.  

Women’s Freeski Superpipe Final Results
1.Maddie Bowman, South Lake Tahoe, Cali., 87.50.  2. Devin Logan, Dover, Vt., 86.00.  3. Brita Sigourney, Carmel, Cali., 85.00.  4. Annalisa Drew, Andover, Mass., 75.25.  5. Anais Caradeux, France, 73.25.  6. Ayana Onozuka, Japan, 72.75.  
 
Women’s Freeski Superpipe  – Tour Rankings
1. Maddie Bowman, 100.  2. Devin Logan, 90.  3. Brita Sigourney, 82.  4. Annalisa Drew, 76.  5. Anais Caradeux, 72.  6. Ayana Onozuka, 68.  
 
Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final Results
1. Torin Yater-Wallace, Snowmass, Colo., 93.75. 2. Tai Barrymore, Sun Valley, Id., 88.50.  3. Tucker Perkins, North Hampton, N.H., 85.75.  4. Justin Dorey, Canada,83.00.  5. Kevin Rolland, France, 80.50.  6. David Wise, Reno, Nev., 78.75.  7. Joss Christensen, Park City, Utah, 77.38.  8. Duncan Adams, Breckenridge, Colo., 76.75.  9. Taylor Seaton, Avon, Colo., 76.50.  10. Gus Kenworthy, Telluride, Colo., 76.00.  11. Noah Bowman, Canada, 73.25.  12. Xavier Bertoni, France, 46.25.
 
Men’s Freeski Superpipe – Tour Rankings
1.  Kevin Rolland, 172.  2. Torin Yater-Wallace, 168.  3. Justin Dorey, 166.  4. Tucker Perkins, 154.  5. Duncan Adams, 142.  6. Tai Barrymore, 129.  7. Gus Kenworthy, 128.  8. David Wise, 116.  9. Noah Bowman, 92.  10. Taylor Seaton, 91.  

Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Final Results
1. Kaya Turski, Canada, 92.25. 2. Devin Logan, Dover, Vt., 92.25. 3. Emilia Wint, Denver, Colo., 85.00. 4. Eveline Bhend, Switzerland,80.00. 5. Emma Dahlstrom, Sweden, 41.25. 6. Dara Howell, Canada, 36.50.
 
Women’s Freeski Slopestyle  – Tour Rankings
1. Kaya Turski, 100.  2. Devin Logan, 90.  3. Emilia Wint, 82.  4. Eveline Bhend, 76.  5. Emma Dahlstrom, 72.  6. Dara Howell, 68.  7. Keri Herman, 64.  8. Ashley Battersby, 60.  9. Maude Raymond, 56.  10. Nina Rusten Andersen, 52.
 
Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final Results
1. Tom Wallisch, Pittsburgh, Penn., 95.25.  2. Bobby Brown, Breckenridge, Colo.,93.00.  3. Nick Goepper, Lawrenceburg, Ind., 91.25.  4. Sammy Carlson, Hood River, Ore., 90.25.  5. Henrik Harlaut, Sweden, 88.75.  6. Andreas Hatveit, Norway, 87.25.  7. Russ Henshaw,Australia, 85.50.  8. JF Houle, Canada, 84.00.  9. Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Canada, 83.50.  10. Chris Logan, Mammoth Lakes, Cali., 80.75.  11. Alexis Godbout, Canada, 80.50.  12. Dane Tudor, Palmer, Alaska, 72.00.  13. Alex Bellemare, Canada, 68.50.  14. Philip Casabon, Canada, 60.25.
 
Men’s Freeski Slopestyle  – Tour Rankings  
1.Tom Wallisch, 200.  2. Nick Goepper, 172.  3. Bobby Brown, 158.  4. Russ Henshaw, 136.  5. Alexis Godbout, 130.  6. Andreas Hatveit, 112.  7. Chris Logan, 100.  8. Sammy Carlson, 85.  9. Alex Schlopy, 85.  10. Joss Christensen, 81.
 
Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final Results
1.Iouri Podladtchikov, Switzerland, 96.75.  2. Louie Vito, Bellefontaine, Ohio, 95.25.  3. Matt Ladley, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 89.00.  4. Luke Mitrani, Mammoth Lakes, Cali, 87.50.  5. Roger Kleivdal, Norway, 83.25.  6. Spencer Shaw, Stratton, Vt., 69.75.  7. Mason Aguirre, Duluth, Minn., 65.25.  8. Tore Holvik, Norway, 65.00.  9. Zachary Black, Breckenridge, Colo., 58.00.  10. Jack Mitrani, Mammoth Lakes, Cali. 47.00.  11. Kyle Mack, West Bloomfield, Mich., 20.75.  12. Danny Davis, Highland, Mich., 18.50.
 
Men’s Snowboard Superpipe – Tour Rankings
1. Iouri Podladtchikov, 182.  2. Louie Vito, 180.  3. Matt Ladley, 150.  4. Luke Mitrani, 124.  5. Roger Kleivdal, 111.  6. Shaun White, 100.  7. Spencer Shaw, 97.  8. Mason Aguirre, 91.  9. Zachary Black, 91.  10. Danny Davis, 88.
 
The full schedule of the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour is as follows:

  • Nike Open, Dec. 15-18 at Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
  • Pantech Invitational, Jan. 19-22 at Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.    
  • Toyota Championships, Feb. 9-12 at Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah

Entering its fourth season, the Winter Dew Tour includes three events over the course of three months with each stop featuring a premier 22-foot superpipe and top-notch slopestyle course as well as live entertainment and a festival village.

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About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts more than 70 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over six peaks and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition, the numerous après, dining, shopping and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 50 years. Killington.com

Winter Dew Tour
The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country. 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 broadcasts on Versus. The Winter Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia, Extreme Channel and Allarco Superchannel. The Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Nike, Pantech, Ball Park, National Guard, Mongoose, Paul Mitchell, and PlayStation®. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

AlliSports
AlliSports, is an action sports lifestyle brand whose mission is to connect fans with athletes and brands through best in class events, media, and authentic branded products.  AlliSports includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli Media which creates, produces, and distributes original content; Alli RideShop an online retailer carrying top skate and BMX consumer products; and Alli MotoShop an online retailer carrying top moto consumer products.  AlliSports is owned by NBC Sports.  More information can be found at www.allisports.com.

NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast’s 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, Versus, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the Olympics, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, IndyCar, French Open, Tour de France and The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.