X Games Aspen 2013: Ski SuperPipe Women's Final

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 25, 2013 10:37 pm

The Women’s Ski SuperPipe Final was a bittersweet moment at the 2013 X Games in Aspen. The female athletes poured their hearts into every trick in memory of 4-time gold medalist Sarah Burke who passed away just last year before the X Games during practice in Utah. The video tribute of Sarah Burke was shown to fans and competitors, resulting in tears and foggy goggles. 

X Games Aspen 2013 - January 26, 2013Former U.S. Ski teammate and close friend of Burke, Roz Groenewoud won last year’s X Games with the highest score in Women’s SuperPipe history with a 93.66. However, this year, with a red “Sarah” sticker on her helmet,  “Roz G” earned a score of 86.66 and took home the silver medal. It was Maddie Bowman who finished first with a clean run consisting of several 900s that gave her 91.33. 

Serious air by Roz Groenewoud | Photo by Scott Cla

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Winter X Games Aspen 2012

Despite her knee injury, 20-year-old Megan Gunning  was just as impressive and took home the bronze medal with a score of 85.00. Noteworthy of the Finals is X Games American rookie Annalisa Drew, who attempted the first 1260 in Women’s Ski SuperPipe but didn’t quite complete the rotation. Drew pushed the limit of possibilities and finished strong in 6th place. 

Maddie Bowman in action | Photo: ESPN.com

Whether the female athletes are rookies or veterans, one thing is for sure, their heart and dedication to the sport will never fade.

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