Emil Ulsletten Wins First Canadian Slopestyle Event of the 2013-2014 Season at WSSF

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 22, 2013 6:47 pm

The first Canadian 5Star World Snowboard Tour event of the 2013-2014 Season wrapped with the Monster Energy Shred Show Slopestyle. Riders faced difficult weather conditions that made the massive Blackcomb terrain park difficult to navigate. As the day progressed, the weather cleared up enough for riders to throw down impressive runs to compete for the $15,000 top prize.

 

Weather cleared in the afternoon allowing athletes to throw down big tricks. Photo: Adam Taber

Weather cleared in the afternoon allowing athletes to throw down big tricks. Photo: Adam Taber

 

The Blackcomb terrain park has tons of features including some sick rails. Photo: Adam Taber

The Blackcomb terrain park has tons of features including some sick rails. Photo: Adam Taber

 

After just sneaking into the finals with a 10th place qualification, Norways, Emil Ulsletten earned top marks of the podium with an 84.50 score. Ulsletten’s run consisted of a blunt 270 on the down rail, 50/50 frontside 360 with a tuck knee grab on the step down, a frontside double 10 on the first kicker, a backside 360, and a back 9 to cab double 9 on the last feature.

 

The WSSF Slopestyle event drew a great crowd that loved the epic stunts. Photo: Adam Taber

The WSSF Slopestyle event drew a great crowd that loved the epic stunts. Photo: Adam Taber

 

Eric Willett (USA) placed second with an 83.33. Willet’s run consisted of a front 270 on the down rail, a boardslide front 270 on the Pole, a front double 10 to front board to fakie out on the rail, and a switch-back 9 to back 7 on the last jump. Earlier this season, Willett won the 6Star Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck.

 

Ulsletten, Willett and Nicholson took the podium for the competition. Photo: Adam Taber

Ulsletten, Willett and Nicholson took the podium for the competition. Photo: Adam Taber

 

Canadian, Tyler Nicholson rounded off the podium with his Gap front board on the down flat, a nose tail 450 off, a cap double 10 on the first jump, a switch tail 450 on the up rail. On the second jump he did a back 10 double to a front 10 on the last jump earning a score of 78.33.

 

The rough weather in the morning proved a challenge for athletes. Photo: Adam Taber

The rough weather in the morning proved a challenge for athletes. Photo: Adam Taber

 

After a great day of competition Ulsletten, Willett and Nicholson deserved to celebrate. Photo: Adam Taber

After a great day of competition Ulsletten, Willett and Nicholson deserved to celebrate. Photo: Adam Taber

 

Final Results:

 

1. Emil Ulsletten 84.50

2. Eric Willett 83.33

3. Tyler Nicholson 78.33

4. Spencer Link 73.50

5. Maxence Parrot 72.50

6. Eric Beauchemin 66.83

7. Brett Moody 58.83

8. Jeremy Thompson 46.33

9. Jon Versteeg 37.17

10. Charles Reid 15.00

 

To find out more about the World Snowboard Tour 2013-2914 season at www.worldsnowboardtour.com.

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