Winter Dew Tour: Men’s & women’s halfpipe semi-final results

Women's Snowboard Superpipe Semifinals went off early this morning under bluebird skies in Breckenridge. Maddy Schaffrick came out on top with a run that began with a frontside air into a backside air, front 720, Haakon flip, stalefish, alley-oop 360, ending with a stylish switch backside 540.  The Colorado native's score of 88.75 blew away the competition.  Gretchen Bleiler (83.75) and Queralt Castellet (78.00) finished in second and third, respectively. The top five semi-finalists will compete in the Superpipe Finals tomorrow against Kelly Clark.

Men's Snowboard Superpipe followed the women's contest with a strong line-up that offered no shortage of excitement to a hyped crowd.  Shaun White and Iouri Podlatchikov battled it out with near-perfect runs. Shaun began his run by boosting out of the pipe for a huge backside air, into a frontside double cork 10, a cab 10, a frontside inverted 5 and a backside 9, ending with an alley-oop backside rodeo.  I-Pod came up just short with a score of 96.00.  Kazu Kokubo rounded out the top 3, scoring an 88.75.  The top nine semi-finalists will compete in Superpipe Finals tomorrow against Steve Fisher, JJ Thomas and Louie Vito.

Men's Halfpipe Semi-Final Results – bold advance to final
Rank Name Score
1. Shaun White 98.00
2. Iouri Podlachikov 96.00
3. Kazuhiro Kokubo 88.75
4. Christian Haller 85.25
5. Keito Kumazaki 82.50
6. Danny Davis 81.50
7. Scott Lago 79.75
8. Luke Mitrani 79.00
9. Kohei Kudo 78.75
10. Matt Ladley 78.75
11. Roger Kleivdal 78.75
12. Greg Bretz 77.00
13. Zachary Black 76.00
14. Ryo Aono 71.50
15. Trevor Jacob 67.25
16. Spencer Shaw 65.50
17. Mason Aguirre 65.25
18. Ben Watts 61.00
19. Nathan Johnstone 61.00
20. Jack Mitrani 56.75
21. Benji Farrow 54.50
22. Joeseph Mensch 52.75
23. Nils Mindnich 46.75
24. Arthur Longo 37.25
25. Fredrik Austbo 29.25
26. Ayumu Hirano 23.00
27. Peetu Piiroinen DNS
Women's Halfpipe Semi-Final Results – bold advance to final
Rank Name Score
1. Maddy Schaffrick 88.75
2. Gretchen Bleiler 83.75
3. Queralt Castellet 78.00
4. Kaitlyn Farrington 77.75
5. Xuetong Cai 77.50
6. Holly Crawford 77.25
7. Haruna Matsumoto 71.75
8. Soko Yamaoka 69.00
9. Elena Hight 65.50
10. Rebecca Sinclair 61.25
11. Hannah Teter 56.00
12. Arielle Gold 52.75
13. Sophie Rodriguez 50.25
14. Sarah Conrad 44.00
15. Kelly Marren 37.00
16. Natalie Geer 36.25
17. Ellery Hollingsworth 31.75
18. Sarka Pancochova 25.75
19. Serena Shaw 23.75

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