Simon Dumont has declared his intention to dominate ski superpipe competition this season, and he backed it up in the best way possible last weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado, kicking off the Winter Dew Tour season at the top of the standings.
Dumont faced the challenge that Justin Dorey laid down in his first run by nailing a double cork 1260 on his first hit, cranking out a great run before unfortunately going down on his last air.
“I was set up for a great first run and couldn’t have been more frustrated when I fell at the end,” said Dumont. “I just felt like I’d worked really hard for this one and thought I could win it, so I went back up to the top, regrouped, and put it down when I needed to.”
He charged into run two, repeating the 1260 and a stylish double flip and landing a clean, full run, besting Dorey’s score by more than three points. Dumont says he intends to be on the podium all season, so he’s sure to be putting on a hell of a show this year.
Elsewhere at the event, Red Bull athlete Bobby Brown finished second in Ski Slopestyle in front of his hometown crowd, so he’s off to a great start just eight points out of the lead for the overall title race. Snowboarder Greg Bretz took third in Superpipe, throwing big backside 540s to frontside 1080s. The snow season is now in full force, so look for more ripping to come from these guys…
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