Chris Corning stood atop the podium at the last World Cup of the season. (FIS)
SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (Mar. 25, 2017) – Chris Corning (Silverthorne, CO) hit the highlight to an incredibly successful season when he won the final FIS World Cup slopestyle event of the season on Saturday.
Corning was coming in hot off a double medal week at the World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, where he earned silver in big air and bronze in slopestyle. Spindleruv Mlyn is his second World Cup win—the first came at Cardrona in 2015.
Corning will remain in Spindleruv Mlyn for the Junior World Championships next week, where he is expected to be highly competitive after winning the junior titles in both big air and slopestyle in 2016.
The men’s 2017 crystal globe award for FIS overall slopestyle snowboarder went to 16-year-old Red Gerard (Silverthorne, CO), who had his first career World Cup win at the Mammoth Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in February.
Norway’s Tischendorf Fridtjof was second for the men on Saturday and Jamie Nicholls of Great Britain was third. Brock Crouch (Carlsbad, CA) finished just off the podium in fourth. Gerard and Judd Henkes (La Jolla, CA) also made the final, finishing seventh and 10th respectively.
Kirra Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) was the only American competing for the women. She finished 10th. Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand won for the women, Spencer O’Brien of Canada was second and Germany’s Silvia Mittermueller was third.
Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won the crystal globe for overall slopestyle title for the women; it was her career’s fourth win. Julia Marino (Westport, CT) was second in the overall slopestyle standings.
Chris Corning won for the men. His second run scored 92.34: half Cab 50-50 backside 360 out, backside rodeo 720 nose, frontside 180 switch 50-50 switch backside 360 out, 270 on 450 out, frontside 270 on, backside triple cork 1440 melon.
Red Gerard earned the crystal globe for FIS overall slopestyle title for the men.
Jamie Anderson earned the crystal globe for FIS overall slopestyle title for the women.