Chas Guldemond overcame the odds to take second at the Dew Tour slopestyle snowboarding finals in Breckenridge, Coloradoafter battling extreme blowing winds and snow. He sported a near perfect double backside rodeo and a smooth cab double 1260 in his second run, securing his second position with a score of 90.75. Guldemond was one of the few in the competition that put down an impressive run despite the treacherous conditions. Teammates, Sage Kotsenburg
and Eric Willett were not quite able to overcome the weather conditions coming up short on the final jumps and finishing in 9th and 10th, respectively.
“I see all of these competitions as great training in my goal to make it to the Olympics. The weather was really tough today, but I think we all did our best and are having fun which is what snowboarding is really all about,” said Guldemond.
He further stated, “I’m really happy with my finish today and glad I was able to keep my speed up despite the wind and snow. After the holidays I am really looking forward to head to Copper for the Grand Prix.”
Halfpipe athletes will keep up the action in the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix and FIS World Cup at Copper Mountain January 9-13 featuring both halfpipe and slopestyle.