Shaun White and Kaitlyn Farrington emerged victorious after fighting through the snowy conditions and slow halfpipe at the Dew Tour halfpipe finals in Breckenridge, Colorado. White exhibited a huge double McTwist 1200 in his first run, scoring him a 95.25. The defending Dew Tour champion, Louie Vito, gave White some competition after his first run with a 90, but missed his double 1200 in his second run.
Farrington debuted back-to-back 900’s for the first time ever in her competition run, earning her the top spot in the finals. U.S. Snowboarding teammate, Maddy Schaffrick, clinched the third spot with a huge front-side 720 after battling two consecutive injuries.
An enthusiastic White said, “I am excited! After coming off a knee injury this summer I am glad to be on top. I feel great and I am pumped for the season. This is the road to Sochi!”
“I qualified last for the finals and really squeaked in so it was a really nice surprise to end up in first today. It’s such a good feeling to land both my runs and win the Dew Cup again, the last time I won it was in 2010 and it’s great to be back,” commented an equally excited Farrington.
The halfpipe athletes move on to the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix and FIS World Cup at Copper Mountain January 9-13.