Gus Kenworthy and Devin Logan bring home the Sarah Burke Overall trophy at AFP World Championships. (Freeskier/Shay Williams)
WHISTLER, CANADA (April 24) – U.S. Freeskiing athletes Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) were crowned the overall AFP World Champions following the season ending slopestyle and halfpipe competitions last weekend in Whistler. The overall trophies were named and presented in honor of the late 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.
Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) was named the men's AFP overall champion for the second straight season with results that 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.
Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) won the women's AFP overall standings with two X Games silver medals in halfpipe and slopestyle.
The overall trophies were renamed in honor of the late Sarah Burke and presented at the AFP World Championships April 19-22 in Whistler.
Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) claimed the men's 2012 halfpipe AFP World Championship title with Canada’s Rosalind Groenewoud taking the women's.
Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) took home the 2012 men’s slopestyle AFP World Championship title. Women's winner was Canada’s Kaya Turski.
The AFP overall awards are based on the top four finishes for halfpipe and slopestyle and top two finishes in big air for the men. On the women’s side it is determined by their top three halfpipe and slopestyle finishes each season. The AFP season spans from August to April.
QUOTES Gus Kenworthy 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. It’s always satisfying to achieve your goals. It’s been a fun season full of competitions and I have been on the road a ton so I am looking forward to being home a bit and spending some time with my family and friends.
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.
Devin Logan 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. It was my best season so far and I am looking forward to continuing my success next year.
I am stoked that both of my disciplines are in the Olympics and I’m hopeful that I’ll have a shot to get in. It’s a really cool time to be in freeskiing and I am lucky to be here.