ATOMIC team freeskiers Jossi Wells and Andreas Hatveit are AFP champions

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 22, 2010 10:14 am

It’s been a great season for the ATOMIC Freeski Team, as Jossi Wells is the AFP Overall World Champion, and Andreas Hatveit is the AFP Big Air Champion.  See below for the press release from ATOMIC, and congratulations to Jossi and Andreas!

THE AFP SEASON 2009/2010 HAS CONCLUDED AND TWO ATOMIC TEAM RIDERS TOP THE
DISCIPLINE RANKINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FREESKIING PROFESSIONALS. JOSSI
WELLS ADDED THE SUPERPIPE TITLE TO HIS AFP OVERALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, AND
ANDREAS HÅTVEIT BECOME AFP BIG AIR CHAMPION.

The official rankings of the Association of Freeskiing Professionals consider all major Freeskiing
competitions in the three disciplines Superpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air from summer 2009 until now,
including the NZ Open in New Zealand, all important in-city big airs in autumn, both X Games, the
Dew Tour, all major Open events and the most prominent invitational contests in winter. With the Jon
Olsson Invitational Big Air last week and the WSI Superpipe this Tuesday, the AFP season has finally
concluded. Jossi Wells comfortably added the discipline title in Superpipe to his AFP Overall World
Championship that he had already secured earlier this season. Andreas Håtveit on the other side
needed a win in the last event to clinch the Big Air rankings. Congratulations to the new AFP
Superpipe and Big Air Champions!

JOSSI WELLS DOMINATES THE SUPERPIPE
The freestyle prodigy from New Zealand, Jossi Wells, took an early lead in the superpipe rankings
winning the NZ Open Superpipe on his home ground. He managed to keep hold of the top position
throughout the long season, as he consistently made Top 5 finishes in all Dew Tour events which
earned him the Superpipe Dew Cup, including a win at Snowbasin, and a second place at the X
Games Superpipe in Aspen. Jossi Wells didn’t even compete at the last event in Whistler, the WSI
Superpipe, following a slight injury at the Jon Olsson Super Sessions in Sweden, but was still
managing to comfortably take home the superpipe title.

ANDREAS HÅTVEIT CLINCHES THE BIG AIR TITLE
It was a different story for Andreas Håtveit. The Norwegian had placed incredibly well in several in-
city big airs in autumn, including a win at the King of Style in Stockholm and two podiums at the
freestyle.ch in Zürich and the London Freeze, but as he doesn’t consider himself a big air specialist,
he didn’t take the season ranking too seriously. Thus he needed a win at the last event of the season,
the Jon Olsson Invitational in Åre last week. The calm and concentrated performer he is, Andreas
Håtveit managed to show his best riding when it counted most and clinched the AFP Big Air Title in
the last minute. Of course, he was more than happy after his win at the JOI: “I didn’t really think of it before this event came up. But then I got the chance and I took it! Maybe I have to focus on big air a
bit more in the future.”
With these outstanding results, the season has almost ended for the ATOMIC Freeski Team beside
several film shoots of some riders. With many victories at the major events throughout the season,
the AFP Overall World Championship and two out of three AFP discipline titles in its possession, it is
safe to say that the ATOMIC crew is the leading force in the freeski world.

 

 

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