Kenworthy Keeps Overall Title at AFP Worlds
With a near-flawless first run, Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) won the AFP World Championship slopestyle event at Whistler Blackcomb Monday after taking second place in the big air comp on Sunday.
The results earned him the AFP Overall World title for the third year in a row. Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) took the men’s AFP Slopestyle World title after finishing second in Monday’s competition.
In the women’s slopestyle, 14-year-old Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, MT) took the win, beating a field of seasoned competitors.
Also on Monday, both David Wise (Reno, NV) and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) were officially awarded their career first AFP Halfpipe World titles, men’s and women’s respectively.
“This is such a great ending to my year, I worked hard all season and it’s nice to have this cherry on top,” said Bowman. “It’s rewarding to get first after coming in second last year, and this feels like some really good momentum. I’m looking forward to some down time this spring and getting back to it this summer.”
“I don’t pay too much attention to the rankings, but this is a great ending to my season,” said Wise. “As always it’s such a stacked field of competition and to be on top is an honor. Because we all work so hard, this could really go to anybody and I am grateful to end on such a high note.”
The AFP World Championships marked the end of the 2012-13 season and the final event for U.S. Freeskiing.
Check out the season’s final AFP rakingings here.
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