Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air Wraps Grand Prix Day #1
A big first day of competition at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe in the superpipe was capped off in the biggest way possible - the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air. Snowboarders and freeskiers threw hammers for over 90 minutes, trying to outdo each other on a massive 85-foot jump while a hyped crowd watched below.
Riders impressed the judges and crowd alike, showing everyone exactly why the event is called the Progression Session.
Gus Kenworthy with a tailgrab on his way to winning Men's Freeski Big Air
Winners were crowned for both skiers and riders, scroll below for a look at the podium finishers.
WOMEN'S FREESKI - 1st: Tiril Sjastad Christainsen; 2nd: Alexi Micinski; 3rd: Catherine Warcal
MEN'S FREESKI - 1st: Gus Kenworthy; 2nd: Alex Schlopy; 3rd: Joss Christensen
WOMEN'S SNOWBOARD - 1st: Stephanie Sue Feld
MEN'S SNOWBOARD - 1st: Kyle Mack; 2nd: Ryan Stassel; 3rd: Mark Hoyt
Stay tuned as we keep you updated all week as the Grand Prix Halfpipe events continue. Tomorrow, the freeskiers get their turn to battle for spots in Saturday's final.
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