Local Favorite Alex Schlopy Takes Top Honors in the Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final and Kaya Turski wins the Women’s at Snowbasin Resort

Ogden, Utah – February 13, 2011 – After dominating on the slopes all season, 19-year-old Bobby Brown of Breckenridge, Colo. concluded the Toyota Championship as the overall men’s freeski slopestyle Dew Cup champion. Brown narrowly missed the podium in today’s final with a fourth place finish, but earned enough points to push him to the top of the freeski slopestyle rankings and take home the coveted Cup. With his hometown cheering him on, Park City, Utah native Alex Schlopy, 18, won his first Winter Dew Tour final in men’s freeski slopestyle. On the women’s front, Canadian Kay Turski, 22, landed on top of the podium with a winning score of 89.50.

“I’m super stoked about winning the Dew Cup,” said Brown. “It’s great to be out here in the sunny weather here in Snowbasin and to end up winning. I’m pumped.”
The men’s freeski slopestyle final concluded with local Utah athletes in the number one and two podium positions. Schlopy wowed the crowd with a technical run that included a front 3 swap, blind 3 swap, blind 2 out, blind 630 out of the canyon, lefside 900 to switch 1440 for a top score of 94.50. After winning the Last Chance Qualifier and placing first in the prelims, Utah’s Joss Christensen, age 19, finished in second with a score of 92.00. Australia’s Russ Henshaw earned the third podium position with a score of 87.50.
“It’s crazy to have won. I’ve been looking at those Dew Tour trophies for a long time, and I finally got one so I’m stoked,” said Schlopy. “It’s a beautiful day out here, and we’re having fun. It’s Utah, my hometown state so it’s good.”

In the women’s freeski slopestyle final, Turski stomped the competition, throwing out a front switchup into switch 270 blind up to a front 270 out of the flat rail to a cab 720 to a cab 540, for a top score of 89.50. Devin Logan, age 17 of Dover, Vt., finished second with an 85.00 and Australia’s Anna Segal, 24, rounded out the podium in third with a 79.25.
“I’m just really excited to have won today,” said Turski. “I pulled it together, and I’m really stoked on my season so far so I hope I can just keep it going.”
The four-day competition is the third and final stop on the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour season featuring men and women’s snowboarding and freeskiing disciplines. The Toyota Championship will conclude today with the men and women’s snowboard slopestyle finals where the remaining Dew Cup champions will be honored.
Winter Dew Tour’s Toyota Championship
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ogden, Utah – Snowbasin Resort
Men’s Freeski Slopestyle – Finals
1. Alex Schlopy, Park City, Utah, 94.50. 2. Joss Christensen, Park City, Utah, 92.00. 3. Russ Henshaw, Australia, 87.50. 4. Bobby Brown, Breckenridge, Colo., 85.00. 5. Jossi Wells, New Zealand, 84.00. 6. JF Houle, Canada, 82.00. 7. Sammy Carlson, Tigard, Ore., 80.75. 8. Philip Casabon, Canada, 79.00. 9. Tom Wallisch, Pittsburgh, Penn., 69.50. 10. McRae Williams, Park City, Utah, 65.00. 11. Dane Tudor, Palmer, Ark., 55.50. 12. Elias Abuhl, Switzerland, 16.00.
Men’s Freeski Slopestyle – Tour Rankings
1. Bobby Brown, 274. 2. Russ Henshaw, 234. 3. Alex Schlopy, 219. 4. JF Houle, 218. 5. Sammy Carlson, 210. 6. Elias Ambuhl, 204. 7. Philip Casabon, Canada, 157. 8. McRae Williams, 153. 9. Alexis Godbout, 150. 10. Tom Wallisch, 144.
Women’s Freeski Slopestyle – Finals
1. Kaya Turski, Canada, 89.50. 2. Devin Logan, Dover, Vt., 85.00. 3. Anna Segal, Australia, 79.25. 4. Kim Lamarre, Canada, 68.25. 5. Keri Herman, Breckenridge, Colo., 65.50. 6. Ashley Battersby, Park City, Utah, 61.75
Women’s freeski results are not part of season-long Dew Cup rankings.
The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Nike 6.0 Open                         Dec. 16-19        Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Winter Dew Tour Killington      Jan. 20-23         Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
Toyota Championships            Feb. 10-13        Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah
In its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells (Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).
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