U.S. Freeskiing athletes Gus Kenworthy and Devin Logan were named the overall AFP World Champions following the season finale slopestyle and halfpipe competitions held in Whistler this past weekend. The trophies for overall champion were named and presented in honor of the late Sarah Burke. The AFP standings span across halfpipe, slopestyle and big air competitions, which include 35 events between August and April.
This is Kenworthy’s second straight season residing at the top of the AFP rankings. He claimed the title of overall champion through top-level performances in big air and slopestyle competitions. Highlights from the 2011/2012 season include victories at the World Skiing Invitational/AFP World Championships, Jon Olsson Invitational big air and Dumont Cup slopestyle.
“I knew that I wanted to take this award home again this year and I made it a goal of mine from the start of the season,” said Kenworthy. “It’s always satisfying to achieve your goals. It’s been a fun season full of competitions and I have been on the road a ton so I am looking forward to being home a bit and spending some time with my family and friends.”
He went on to say, “This gets me excited for Sochi in 2014 and it will be great to see what the next year and a half brings my way.”
On the women’s side, Devin Logan led the pack to establish herself as the top female in the AFP overall standings with two X Games silver medals in halfpipe and slopestyle.
“Sometimes it’s tricky to compete in slopestyle and halfpipe, it can get pretty tiring, but I had an incredible season and this award really brings it home for me. It was my best season so far and I am looking forward to continuing my success next year,” said Logan.
“I am stoked that both of my disciplines are in the Olympics and I’m hopeful that I’ll have a shot to get in. It’s a really cool time to be in freeskiing and I am lucky to be here.”