Freestyler Kelly Sildaru wins 2016 Dew Tour slopestyle pro competition ({{commentsTotal}})

Kelly Sildaru
Kelly Sildaru Source: (Private collection)

Estonian freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru won the Dew Tour’s Women’s Ski Slopestyle Pro Competition in Breckenridge on Saturday. The 14-year-old skier had previously won the Breckenridge competition in 2015 as well.

Sildaru beat American Maggie Voisin with 159.33 to 153.32 points.

After the weather had been calm in the morning and worked in favor of the snowboarders’ competitions, the skiers faced rapidly changing conditions, with strong wind and snow. The competition still had impressive runs though.

“American Devin Logan came out of the gate hot after a slow day on the jumps, flowing through a blind side on, 270 out into a 270 onto the flat down tube, a 450 out of the c-rail and then a 270 out of the final rail.

“Jumps leader Kelly Sildaru bobbled on her first run, overshooting a switch 450 on to the flat down tube, before laying down a relatively clean third run that featured a 360 swap on the flat down rail, a switch 450 on to the flat down tube, a 450 out of the elbow kink, and a 270 on to the final down rail, giving her enough to maintain a lead of 159.33 despite a hungry field at her back.

“Maggie Voisin nearly dethroned Sildaru on her final run, stomping an impressive lap that included a blind swap on the flat down rail, followed by a 270 on and 270 out of the flat down tube, switch 270 on and 270 out of the c-box, and a 270 out of the down rail to finish with a 153.32 and second place,” the Dew Tour’s official web portal reported on Saturday.

The competition’s top five results:

Kelly Sildaru 159.33

Maggie Voisin 153.32

Kaya Turski 146.99

Isabel Atkin 137.33

Devin Logan 136.99

Editor: Editor: Dario Cavegn