Qualifying Results: U.S. Extremes at Crested Butte

Subaru U.S Extreme Freeskiing Championships Qualifier Recap

From the Freeskiing World Tour — Ninety qualifying athletes and seven masters competitors descended down the start gate at Headwall during today’s Subaru U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships Qualifier event at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. With only a few inches of snow received in the past 24 hours, competitors had to be precise when choosing their lines if they wanted to make it into tomorrow’s Day 1.

Judges had a tough time deciding who will move onto tomorrow’s competition, but after a long, closed-door deliberation, eight women and 21 men will be joining the list of pre-qualified athletes at Staircase tomorrow.

“Today’s level of skiing was really impressive,” said judge Rex Wehrman. “There are so many good skiers on the tour now that you have to set yourself apart from them to make the cut.”

First and second place for the women, Emiko Torita and Kele Thorsen, raised the bar, and for the men, Ryan Sutton, who placed first, skied a solid line.

The forecast is predicting snow all weekend with an accumulation of four inches expected tonight and 7 to 10 inches for tomorrow.

Judges are expecting to see high energy runs, skiers hitting big airs and stomping their landings on Staircase’s steep and technical terrain, on quite possibly the gnarliest mountain on the tour. The ladies are scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m., followed by the men. The masters will resume competition on Sunday.

Subaru U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships
At Crested Butte
Qualifier Day – Headwall
Friday, February 18, 2011

Masters Men
Place. Name, Hometown, Score
1. Scott Kennett, Telluride, 31.93
2. Mike Preston , Crested Butte, 30.17
3. Aaron Lypps, Crested Butte, 29.30
4. Kevin Mayer, Eldora, 21.30
Cut-off
5. Marc Ridley, Steamboat , 0.00

Masters Women
1. Teri Seibert, Vail, 21.30
2. Rosalind Cross, Crested Butte, 18.20

Dave George sends during Friday's U.S. Extremes qualifying day at Crested Butte. Photo: Eben Wight/MSI

Dave George sends during Friday's U.S. Extremes qualifying day at Crested Butte. Photo: Eben Wight/MSI

Ladies
1. Emiko Torita, Winter Park, 37.07
2. Kele Thorsen , Crested Butte, 35.70
3. Alex Reidman, Seven Springs, 32.27
4. Francesca Pavillard, Crested Butte, 32.13
5. Jesse Ambrogi-Yanson, Breckenridge, 31.17
6. Lizzie Siebert, Vail, 30.23
7. Ciera Glenn, Crested Butte, 29.73
8. Natalie Segal 9, Mt. Buller, AUS, 29.53
Cut-off
9. Robin McElroy, 28.53
10. Kaytlin hughes, Mt. Hood, 28.37
11. Hillary Bean , Jackson Hole, 27.50
12. Alix Klein, Crested Butte, 26.80
13. Hailey Loeffler, Crested Butte, 26.70
14. Ashely Magnuson, Vail, 24.73
15. Hillari Spencer, Crested Butte, 24.57
16. Katherine Crew, Vail, 24.13
17. Leah Fielding, Vail, 22.97
18. Alexandra Robb, 22.67
19. Allie Donovan, Squaw Valley, 19.03
20. Sasha Dingle, Stowe, VT/Bridger, 14.70
21. Alex George, Jackson Hole, 13.60
22. Jennifer Wiegand , Zugspitze, TDQ

Gents
1. Ryan Sutton, Crested Butte, 37.90
2. Alex Norton, Crested Butte, 36.50
3. Nick DeVore, Aspen, 36.40
4. David G. Bunt, Crested Butte, 36.37
5. Rob Dickinson, Crested Butte, 35.57
6. Joe Augusten, Taos, 35.53
7. Gabe Robbins, Crested Butte, 35.23
8. Tom Runcie, Crested Butte, 34.90
9. Randy Evans, Crested Butte, 34.83
10. Connor Pelton, Monarch, 34.37
11. Alex Mitchell, Crested Butte, 34.30
11. Alex Else, Attitash, 34.30
13. Silas Chickering-Ayers, Mad River Glen, 34.27
14. Ben Furimsky, Crested Butte, 33.93
15. Rob Gosiewski, 33.70
16. Max Lindsey, Crested Butte, 33.57
17. Evan Haines, Tahoe, 33.47
17. Nick Fountain, Sugarloaf, 33.47
19. Ed Dujardin , Targhee, 33.43
20. Colin MacMillan, Crested Butte, 33.40
21. Chris Hinkley, Eaglecrest, 33.03
Cut-off
22. Bryan Wespiser, Crested Butte, 32.17
23. Kegan Zorens, Loveland, 31.70
24. Robert Walter, Squaw Valley, 31.43
25. Sean Gremmels, Crested Butte, 31.30
26. Scott Craft, Vail, 31.17
27. David “Digger” George, Snowbird/Loon, 31.13
28. Matt Clark, Powder Horn, 31.03
29. Casey Baskins, Vail, 30.63
30. Ian Lockhart, Vail, 30.60
31. Sean Richard, Breckenridge/Vail, 30.13
32. Conor Lynch, Breckenridge, 29.73
33. Austin Foote, Stratton Mt., 29.60
34. Trevor Haley, Vail, 29.43
35. Jacob Quiggle, Crested Butte, 29.10
36. Ryan Hoynacki, Crested Butte, 28.73
37. Jared Locke , Stowe/Crested Butte, 28.57
38. Chris Dach, Crested Butte, 28.37
39. Blake Clarkson, Lake Louise, 27.87
40. Kerry Lofy, Steamboat, 27.50
41. Joe Jasper, Bridger Bowl, 27.27
42. Tristan Brown, Sun Valley, 27.03
43. Drew Ashley, Loveland, 26.47
44. Max Krone, Sugar Bowl, 26.40
45. Andrew Dunning, 26.27
46. Alex Mattes-Ritz , Crested Butte, 26.10
47. Greg Ernst, Aspen, 26.07
48. Patrick Westfeldt , Aspen/Snowmass, 25.40
49. Andrew Winogradow, Crested Butte, 25.33
50. Kevin Frazier, Aspen Highlands, 25.27
51. Michael Curran, Crested Butte, 25.27
52. Brad Coffey, Crested Butte, 24.47
53. TJ David, Alta, 24.37
54. Tait Trautman, Stevens Pass, 23.87
55. Rob Raymond, Bridger Bowl, 23.53
56. David Mroch, Alpine Valley, 22.70
57. River Winquist, Crested Butte, 20.53
58. Will Dujardin, Crested Butte, 14.97
59. Scott Kramer, Breckenridge, 14.53
60. Jon Jay, Aspen/Snowmass, 14.33
61. Tucker Baer, A-Basin, 14.00
62. Matt Roettger, Crested Butte, 13.43
63. Scott Ryan, Winter Park, 13.13
64. Drew Rasmussen, Snowbird, 12.47
65. Mark Chapman, Mary Jane, 0.00
66. Dillon Baer, Copper, 0.00
67. Ben Breslauer, Crested Butte, 0.00
68. Andy Taschler, Granite Peak @ Rib Mt., 0.00

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