Freeskiing Programs

Goepper Takes Dominating X Slope Win

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USSA
2013-01-27 12:38
 

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 27) - Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) was huge on the jumps and smooth and clean technically as he soared to X Games gold in slopestyle skiing Sunday. Goepper nailed a 94 on his second of three runs to take the victory. Norway's Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen won the women's title with Ashley Battersby (Park City, UT) the top American in fourth.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) soared to X Games gold winning slopestyle on Sunday.
  • Goepper's second of three runs was a 94 featuring a switched double 1080 Japan and a switch right double misty 1260 mute grab.
  • He was the only American to medal. Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) was sixth and Alex Schlopy (Park City, UT) seventh.
  • Norway's Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen won the women's title with Ashley Battersby (Park City, UT) the top American in fourth.
  • Battersby crashed on her final run and was being treated for a leg injury.
  • Keri Herman (Breckendrige, CO), who won the opening Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, was fifth.

QUOTES
Nick Goepper

It feels absolute amazing, I've been dreaming of this moment from when I was a little kid. I just got off the phone with my mom and she reminded me of when I said that I wanted to win the X Games when I was small. It's great to be here with these rad guys.

Anyone could have won this contest, watching everyone drop in was nerve wracking, i swear i almost peed my pants several times! I felt super good, my skis were running fast and I was visualizing my runs with smooth grabs and clean landings. It was one of the best courses I have ever hit, the staff did such a good job keeping everything clean and smooth. This was a great contest.

I'm really looking forward to the Olympic test event in Russia next. It'll be cool to check out the Olympic venue.

RESULTS
Men's Official Results 
Women's Official Results