Photos: Geoff Jansen
Americans Gus Kenworthy and Maggie Voisin took home the men’s and women’s Slopestyle wins at the 2013 Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) World Skiing Invitational (WSI) at the 18th Annual World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC. Kenworthy, who currently holds the top AFP men’s overall world ranking, was the top qualifier for the ten man final and last to drop in on each of the two finals runs. Scoring a 93.67 on his first run, Kenworthy cruised to the win with a second run victory lap.
Coming in just behind Kenworthy was American Nick Goepper, scoring a 93 on his second run, landing a switch double cork misty rodeo 1260 on the bottom jump. Australian Russ Henshaw finished in third spot with a score of 92.67, landing a double cork 1260 tail grab on the final jump. Canadian Alex Beaulieu-Marchand just missed the podium in fourth place with a score of 92.
In the women’s final, Maggie Voisin scored a 90 on her first of two runs to take the victory. Norwegian Tiril Christiansen finished in second place with a score of 88, and Jamie Crane-Mauzy of the United States rounded out the podium with a score of 81.67. Whistler local and hometown favorite Yuki Tsubota finished in fourth place, crashing on the last jump of her second run. The WSI wrapped up last night with the 2013 AFP Awards Dinner, where the top overall ranked men’s and women’s skiers each took home the Sarah Burke Memorial Trophy.