Tom Wallisch Claims 2011/2012 Men’s Slopestyle World Champion Title

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 24, 2012 1:05 pm

Professional skier Tom Wallisch has enjoyed an amazing competition season this year. He is among the most elite athletes in the action sports game and now has the 2011/2012 Men’s Slopestyle World Champion title to add to his accolades. Over the course of the season Tom received 5273.04 points through consistent podium finishes at the Winter X Games, X Games Europe, Mammoth Grand Prix and all three Dew Tours.

“I am so stoked on my season,” said Wallisch. “I skied the best I have ever skied and now I have the title to prove it. Men’s Slopestyle World Champion is the highest achievement that I can get in one winter and I am so excited. I am glad the judges like the way I skied”.

Wallisch has made a name for himself thanks to his flawless style, phenomenal rail skills and effortless landings. Through his consistency and unparalleled technical ability, he has managed to earn some of the highest scores ever awarded during competition.

Second place was a battle to the finish between Bobby Brown and Nick Goepper. Bobby had an opportunity to overthrow Nick if he beat him during the weekend’s competition and scored above 5th place. Bobby did manage to best Nick during the competition, however he landed in 6th — one place shy of his goal. Nick was able to hold on to his 2nd place ranking, while Bobby settled for a respectable 3rd. Gus Kenworthy had a great run during the weekend which bumped him up to 4th place which bumped Andreas HĂ„tveit into 6th. Russ Henshaw was also able to improve his standings thanks to the weekend, moving up to 5th.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Goepper. “Last year I had no idea I would be in this position this year and it is so crazy. I am super stoked to be in the top three in slopestyle.”