U.S. Freeskiing athletes Gus Kenworthy and Devin Logan were crowned the overall AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) World Champions following the season ending slopestyle and halfpipe competitions last weekend in Whistler, B.C.
The overall trophies were named and presented in honor of the late freeskiing pioneer Sarah Burke.
It was Kenworthy’s second straight winter atop the AFP standings, which spans halfpipe, slopestyle and big air competitions across 35 events stretching from August to April each season.
Kenworthy’s season included first place finishes in slopestyle and big air at the World Skiing Invitational/AFP World Championships, Jon Olsson Invitational big air and Dumont Cup slopestyle.
“I knew that I wanted to take this award home again this year and I made it a goal of mine from the start of the season,” said Kenworthy. “It’s always satisfying to achieve your goals. This gets me excited for Sochi in 2014 and it will be great to see what the next year and a half brings my way.”
Logan took the title with two X Games silver medals in halfpipe and slopestyle.
“Sometimes it’s tricky to compete in slopestyle and halfpipe, it can get pretty tiring, but I had an incredible season and this award really brings it home for me,” said Logan. “It was my best season so far and I am looking forward to continuing my success next year.”
American Torin Yater-Wallace claimed the men’s 2012 halfpipe AFP World Championship title with Canada’s Rosalind Groenewoud taking the women’s. American Tom Wallisch took home the 2012 men’s slopestyle AFP World Championship title. Women’s winner was Canada’s Kaya Turski.
Image by Shay Williams