Results & recap: Bretz takes top score in men’s Copper Grand Prix halfpipe qualifiers

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Scotty Lago earning his spot in the finals | P: @CopperMtn Scotty Lago earning his spot in the finals | P: @CopperMtn

After 3 full heats, the men’s Copper Grand Prix halfpipe qualifiers are a wrap, and the finals roster is set. Coming hot off of last week’s Dew Tour superpipe win, Greg Bretz came out swinging, snapping up a 94.00 with his first run and qualifying first for Saturday night’s finals. Taylor Gold, who took second in last weekend’s comp, also qualified into finals, based on his overall ranking.

Finals is looking to be a stacked competition, with riders like Lago, Hirano, Davis, and Vito stepping up to battle it out with Bretz for the win.

Check out the finals roster, plus their top scores from today’s qualifiers, here:

Qualified from Heat 1: 

Ben Ferguson — 93.75

Ayumu Hirano — 91.00

Scotty Lago — 84.25

Ryo Aono — 81.75

Qualified from Heat 2:

Arthur Longo — 93.75

Chase Josey — 91.50

Louie Vito — 91.25

Christian Haller — 88.00

Qualified from Heat 3:

Greg Bretz — 94.00

Danny Davis — 88.50

Yiwei Zhang — 87.75

Taku Hiraoka — 87.00

Qualified based on overall ranking:

Matt Ladley — 85.50

Scotty James — 84.75

Benji Farrow — 83.75

Taylor Gold — 82.75

The women’s halfpipe qualifiers are set to go down this afternoon, and finals for both the men and women’s halfpipe riders are scheduled to start at 7pm on Saturday, Dec. 21 in Copper.