Local Favorite Josh Daiek and Angel Collinson take day one honors at Kirkwood

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 27, 2011 3:14 pm

Day one of competition at the North American Freeskiing Championships concluded with local favorite, Josh Daiek on top for the men, who displayed creative lines, fluid turns and big airs.  Second and third place went to Dylan Crossman and Ted Davenport, repectively.     For the ladies, Angel Collinson continued her dominance of the season in the top spot with Janina Kuzma taking second and Rebecca Selig finishing third. Check out freeskiingworldtour.com for complete resutls.  Top 3 women below and the runs from the top 3 men as well

Amazing conditions welcomed the skiers who gave the spectators and the live feed viewers plenty to cheer about.  Huge airs, technical lines and high speed shredding was the order of the day. 

It was somewhat of a suprise that many of the European heavy hitters crashed out, leaving the field wide open, only 2 finished in the top 15. Save for Guerlain Chicherit who looked like a flying eagle hucking his meat, stomping creative airs and skiing fast and smooth to finish 6th, taking a break from his rally car racing to come back to the tour and kill it like the superstar of freeskiing he is.  Jeremy Prevost wowed with an energetic, big airs and fluid skiing to finish in 4th.  Julien Lopez, the Flying Frenchmen threw down a solid run to finish in the top 20 to represent as well. 

But the rest of the Euro contingent had issues.  Adrien Coirier absolutely killed it with the fastest, gnarliest run of the day until he face flopped a 40 footer at the bottom of the venue off the Kodak Cliffs.  Others crashed out on Frank’s Alternate, like Seb Mechaud who sent it huge lookers left and lost a ski, Aurelien Ducroz tomahawked the landing and the Meat Grinder could be renamed the Snow Shark for the amount of skiers who couldn’t manage the feature.

Tomorrow’s finals with have one run on the Cirque with the final 10 or so qualifying for the super finals.  One last run to claim the title in one of the most talented fields ever.

You can watch the finals right here on The Ski Channel.com tomorrow!  It’s going to be siiiiiick….