Amateur freeskier, Ohio Dreams Coach, and Lawrenceburg, Indiana-born Nick Goepper, beat out 81 participants this afternoon to win professional freeskier and X Games gold medalist, Simon Dumont’s, third annual Dumont Cup held at Sunday River Ski Resort. This is the second year in a row that an amateur has out-shined the professionals during the event’s three-year history and Goepper’s second big win since taking third at this year’s Dew Tour.
To win today’s event, Goepper executed a flawless switch double rodeo 900 to a double cork 1080 during the slopestyle finals held on Sunday River’s Rocking Chair Terrain Park.
Goepper, who earned 92.4 points, is joined on the podium with Gus Kenworthy from Telluride, Colorado who took second place with 90 points, and Jacob Wester from Stockholm, Sweden, who took third place with 87.6 points.
Goepper walks away with $12,000 in cash, second place wins $5,000 and third place, $3,000.
Last year’s Dumont Cup was won by Park City-based Alex Schlopy. An amateur at the time, Schlopy has since won a gold medal at this year’s X Games.
Sponsors of the second annual Dumont Cup include: Empire, Giro, Kicker, Nike 6.0, Oakley, Red Bull Skiing, Salomon, Sunday River, and Target.
The Dumont Cup is professional freeskier Simon Dumont’s annual professional and amateur slopestyle event held at his home mountain, Sunday River Ski Resort located in Newry, Maine.