BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 14) – Brita Sigourney’s (Carmel, CA) amplitude and technical tricks won the judges over at women’s halfpipe finals at Dew Tour today. Teammate Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) whose run featured left and right 900’s with strong grabs, landed her in second. It was Sigourney’s first competition back after she suffered a knee injury in late February. Next up for halfpipe athletes is the VISA U.S. Grand Prix and FIS World Cup at Copper Mountain Jan. 9-13.
Brita Sigourney (Carmel, CA) won women’s Dew Tour halfpipe finals with teammate Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) in second.
Sigourney’s run featured impressive amplitude with a 900 and 540’s spinning both left and right.
Bowman debuted left and right 900’s with solid grabs, the first time done in a women’s competition.
This is Sigourney’s first competition back after suffering a knee injury in late February.
Canada’s Rosalind Groenewoud or “Roz G” took third.
Men’s halfpipe finals saw David Wise (Reno, NV) to fifth with Canada’s Justin Dorey taking the win.
Next on the competition circuit is the VISA U.S. Grand Prix, an FIS World Cup at Copper Mountain Jan. 9-13 featuring both halfpipe and slopestyle.
QUOTES Brita Sigourney I am so happy right now with my skiing, to come off a knee injury and after having to sit out the rest of the season last year was such a bummer and this is so rewarding. I have been training at the Center of Excellence all summer and fall and it really paid off. I really needed this to help get my confidence back up.
Maddie Bowman I really want to do well at this event to start my season off right. It was great to be able to try my new 900 and nail it. This takes a bit of early season pressure off and makes me feel good heading into the season. I was working on my amplitutude during the summer and early season training sessions and feel like it’s coming together for me. I am looking forward to the Grand Prix and am hoping to contiue to get better this season.