Meet Sage Kotsenburg, the youngest Dew Tour Champion ever

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 15, 2010 3:49 pm

He may have just gotten his driver’s license, but when it comes to driving his snowboard, Park City‘s Sage Kotsenburg is a seasoned veteran.  In fact, at the age of 16, he became the youngest Dew Cup champion in Winter Dew Tour history.  He was crowned champion at the final stop of the 2010 Winter Dew Tour at Mount Snow Resort, in Vermont.  Kotsenburg was near the lead in all three stops of the tour, which was a great surprise when you consider where he started the season.

Kotsenburg had to qualify just to get into the Dew Tour this season.  He started as an Open Qualifier in Breckenridge, and

Kotsenburg’s run at Mount Snow

barely was able to get out of the qualifying round.  But he did, and in that same competition, which was his first professional contest, he took second place.  At the second

A second place finish in his first pro competition

stop in the Tour at Snowbasin, Kotsenburg took third place and put himself in a good position to win the overall slopestyle title going into the final stop at Mount Snow.  

Some might think that the pressure would set in at this last stop of the Tour, but that was not the case with Kotsenburg.  He turned in a solid performance and was in second place at the event, which led him to finish number one overall in the standings, with a 20 point advantage over Torstein Horgmo.  After winning the title, Kotsenburg was very humble: ”Before this year the thought of winning the Dew Cup didn’t even cross my mind,” said Kostenburg. “Coming into the stop I started to think, ‘Hey, I can actually do this!’ So I put my mind to it and to come away with the overall win is just amazing. I’m so excited!”

Here at TSC, we offer Sage our congrats and best of luck next season!