Vail, Colo. native Kendall Deighan had the hot hand Thursday (Jan. 13) as she secured wins in both women’s Ski Halfpipe and Ski Slopestyle competitions at the second stop of this season’s U.S. Revolution Tour in Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon.
On the men’s side, Eagle, Colorado’s Tanner Coulter snatched up the slopestyle win while Daniel Rosenblum of Stamford, Conn. took the halfpipe win.
After poor weather postponed Wednesday’s halfpipe competition, skiers were determined to compete in both halfpipe and slopestyle Thursday despite rain and fog.
With a score of 60.50, Deighan took the top spot in the women’s slopestyle competition over Kirsten Cooley in second and Katie Turner in third.
“I was definitely a little tentative waking up this morning, but the course ran really well,”said Deighan of her winning run. “It felt really good.”
Deighan capped her successful Thursday with an afternoon halfpipe victory. Behind her finished Maddie Eakin and Renee Shapiro in second and third, respectively.
Coulter captured the slopestyle crown with a score of 90.00 beating out second-place finisher Andy Partridge and Canadian Taeden Schneider-Clark in third.
Rounding out the action, Rosenblum won the men’s halfpipe event, scoring a 31.30, topping second place Conor Garrecht-Connelly and third place Carson Lehouillier.
In its seventh year the, U.S. Revolution Tour is the top freestyle junior event tour in the country, bringing together athletes across the country to identify the top juniors in halfpipe, slopestyle, and cross events.
Athletes 13 and older compete in open class halfpipe and slopestyle events, and athletes 15 and older compete in snowboardcross and skicross open class events. The U.S. Revolution Tour is also used to qualify athletes for U.S. Grand Prix, World Juniors, U.S. Open, U.S. World Cup, USASA Nationals and Project Gold camps.
The U.S. Revolution Tour continues Friday with the men’s and women’s skicross and snowboardcross.
U.S. Revolution Tour
Mt. Hood Meadows, OR – Jan. 13, 2010
1. Tanner Coulter, Eagle, CO, 90.00
2. Andy Partridge, Park City, UT, 84.50
3. Taeden Schneider-Clark, Canada, 82.50
1. Kendall Deighan, Vail, CO 60.50
2. Kirsten Cooley, Colorado Springs, CO, 52.50
3. Katie Turner, Littleton, CO, 47.75
1. Daniel Rosenblum, Stamford, CT, 31.30
2. Conor Garrecht-Connell, Steamboat Springs, CO, 31.00
3. Carson Lehouillier, Squaw Valley, CA, 30.00
(scores delayed due to wetness of scoreboard)
1. Kendall Deighan, Vail, CO,
2. Maddie Eakin, Bend, OR,
3. Renee Shapiro, Sun Valley, ID,
For complete results: www.live-timing.com