Wise, Logan Take U.S. Halfpipe CrownsTweet
STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT (March 26) – Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) sailed above the competition to take her first U.S. title, winning the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships women’s halfpipe skiing event. David Wise (Reno, NV) earned his third U.S. crown in four years with a win Saturday at Stratton Mountain.
With back-to-back podium finishes in last weekend’s halfpipe World Cup double header in France, both Logan and Wise were brimming with confidence and full of momentum going into Saturday’s competition.
Standing with Wise on the podium was Marshall Lacroix (Bondville, VT) who came in second and Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) who finished third.
Logan, who was runner up at the U.S. Championships in 2009, was joined on the podium by Dara Howell (Canada) in second and Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) third.
Sunday, March 27 will be the final day of the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships. Dual moguls will close out this action packed season ending competition.
Halfpipe skiing is one of five events being considering for possible inclusion in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The International Olympic Committee will announce it’s decision next week.
Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships
Stratton Mountain, VT – March 26, 2011
1. David Wise, Reno, NV, 46.00
2. Marshall Lacroix, Bondville, VT, 45.80
3. Aaron Blunck, Crested Butte, CO, 44.90
4. Broby Leeds, Vail, CO, 39.10
5. Bily Mann, Truckee, CA, 38.60
6. Alex Ferreira, Aspen, CO, 38.1
7. Daniel Rosenblum, Stamford, CT, 38.0
8. John Leonard, Vail, CO, 37.80
9. Even Schwartz, Weston, CT, 37.40
10. Ben Parker, Bellevue, ID, 33.60
11. James Campbell, Windham, NH, 31.10
12. Evan Walls, Manchester, MA, 31.00
1. Devin Logan, West Dover, VT, 36.80
2. Dara Howell, Canada, 31.80
3. Maddie Bowman, Lake Tahoe, CA, 31.60
4. Kendall Deighan, Vail, CO, 31.30
5. Annalisa Drew, Andover, MA, 30.50
6. Chloe Lee, Park City, UT, 25.10
7. Hannah Haupt, Sun Valley, ID, 23.30
8. Keni Maras, Lake Geneva, WI, 21.80
9. Blake Peterson, Park City, UT, 19.50
10. Emily Simpkins, Salt Lake City, UT, 16.50
11. Jeanee Crane-Mauzy, Waterville Valley, NH, 14.50
12. Eden Netelkos, Underhill, VT, 14.00
13. Peaches Harrison, Park City, UT, 13.70