Kenworthy Claims Overall AFP Worlds Title

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 16, 2013 2:16 pm

Gus Kenworthy dominated the competition as he completed a near-flawless first fun to win the AFP World Championship slopestyle event at Whistler Blackcomb Monday following his second place finish in the big air competition the previous day. For the third year in a row, his prowess on the slopes earned him the AFP Overall World title.

“I don’t pay too much attention to the rankings, but this is a great ending to my season,” commented David Wise. “As always it’s such a stacked field of competition and to be on top is an honor. Because we all work so hard, this could really go to anybody and I am grateful to end on such a high note.”

With a near-flawless first run, Gus Kenworthy won the AFP World Championship slopestyle event at Whistler Blackcomb Monday, taking the AFP Overall title for the third year in a row. Here he is at the big air comp on Sunday. (Shay Williams)

With a near-flawless first run, Gus Kenworthy won the AFP World Championship slopestyle event at Whistler Blackcomb Monday, taking the AFP Overall title for the third year in a row. Here he is at the big air comp on Sunday. (Shay Williams)

Nick Goepper took over the men’s AFP Slopestyle World title after grabbing the second place spot in Monday’s competition. On the women’s side, 14-year-old youngster Maggie Voisin emerged victorious defeating a mix of seasoned competitors. Both David Wise and Maddie Bowman stood atop the podium for their career first time as the AFP Halfpipe World titles in the men’s and women’s divisions respectively.

“This is such a great ending to my year, I worked hard all season and it’s nice to have this cherry on top,” exclaimed an elated Maddie Bowman. “It’s rewarding to get first after coming in second last year, and this feels like some really good momentum. I’m looking forward to some down time this spring and getting back to it this summer!”

The AFP World Championships was the final event for U.S. Freeskiing and marked the end of the 2012-2013 season for the winter athletes.

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