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AFP World Tour Rankings - December 14th

Dec 14, 2016

Words: Jeff Schmuck

The 2016/2017 AFP World Tour has kicked into high gear, with three significant and exceptional events taking place over the course of the past week, including the first Platinum-Level event of the season, the Dew Tour (Slopestyle) in Breckenridge, Colorado, the first stop of the Silver-Level U.S. Revolution Tour (Halfpipe) at Copper Mountain, Colorado, and the first stop of the Bronze-Level Swiss Freeski Open (Slopestyle) at Glacier 3000 in Gstaad, Switzerland. Here’s a look at how they shook up the AFP World Tour Rankings…

DEW TOUR
Sanctioning Level: Platinum
Discipline: Slopestyle

Dew Tour Men's Slopestyle Podium: Oystein Braten (2nd), Henrik Harlaut (1st), Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (3rd). Photo by Chris Ortiz / Dew Tour

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Henrik Harlaut: 122nd —> 64th (+ 58)
• Harlaut’s win is his second Slopestyle result in the past 52 weeks (since last year’s Dew Tour results have now dropped off the 52-week window), which moves him 58 spots up.
2) Oystein Braten: 1st —> 1st (EVEN)
• The 2016 AFP World Tour Slopestyle Champion’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, which helps keep him in 1st.
3) Alex Beaulieu-Marchand: 281st —> 224th (+ 57)
• ABM’s third place finish is his first Slopestyle result in the past 52 weeks, which moves him 57 spots up.
4) Jossi Wells: 30th —> 30th (EVEN)
• Wells’ result counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results (and is his third in the past 52 weeks), which helps keep him in 30th.
5) McRae Wiliams: 5th —> 5th (EVEN)
• Williams’ result counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, which helps keep him in 5th.
6) Fabian Bosch: 3rd —> 4th (- 1)
• Bosch’s sixth place showing counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, but replaces his third place finish at last year’s Dew Tour, which bumps him down a spot.
7) Evan McEachran: 7th —> 6th (+ 1)
• McEachran’s result counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, which moves him one spot up.
8) Jesper Tjader: 9th —> 7th (+ 2)
• Tjader’s result counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, which moves him two spots up.
9) Andri Ragettli: 2nd —> 2nd (EVEN)
• The amount of points (775.18) Ragettli received with this result does not eclipse his top 4 Slopestyle results, so he remains in 2nd.
10) Nick Goepper: 108th —> 34th (+ 74)
• Goepper’s result counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, which moves him 74 spots up.
11) Joss Christensen: 17th —> 20th (- 3)
• Christensen’s result counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, but replaces his fourth place finish at last year’s Dew Tour, which bumps him three spots down.
12) James Woods: 4th —> 3rd (+ 1)
• The amount of points (728.78) Woodsy received with this result does not eclipse his top 4 Slopestyle results, but due to the amount of points he’s accumulated over the past 52 weeks now being higher than Fabian Bosch’s (who was bumped down a spot due to his podium finish at last year’s Dew Tour dropping off the 52-week window), he moves one spot up.
13) Bobby Brown: 8th —> 8th (EVEN)
• Brown’s result counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, which helps keep him in 8th.
14) Vincent Gagnier: 402nd —> 296th (+ 106)
• Gagnier’s result is his first Slopestyle result in the past 52 weeks, which moves him 106 spots up.
15) Alex Bellemare: 19th —> 13th (+ 6)
• Bellemare’s result counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, which moves him six spots up.
16) Gus Kenworthy: 16th —> 11th (- 5)
• Kenworthy’s result counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, but replaces his victory at last year’s Dew Tour, which bumps him five spots down.

Dew Tour Women's Slopestyle Podium: Maggie Voisin (2nd), Kelly Sildaru (1st), Kaya Turski (3rd). Photo by Chris Ortiz / Dew Tour

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Kelly Sildaru: 1st —> 1st (EVEN)
• Sildaru’s result counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results, which helps keep her atop the leader board.
2) Maggie Voisin: 39th —> 12th (+ 27)
• Voisin’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results (and is her third in the past 52 weeks), which moves her 27 spots up.
3) Kaya Turski: 41st —> 13th (+ 28)
• Turski’s third place finish counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results (and is her third in the past 52 weeks), which moves her 28 spots up.
4) Isabel Atkin: 6th —> 3rd (+ 3)
• Atkin’s result counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results, which moves her three spots up.
5) Devin Logan: 7th —> 4th (+ 3)
• Logan’s result counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results, which moves her three spots up.
6) Yuki Tsubota: 16th —> 14th (- 2)
• Tsubota’s result counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results, but due to it replacing her fifth place finish at last year’s Dew Tour and other athletes (namely Maggie Voisin and Kaya Turski) now having more accumulative points in the past 52 weeks as a result of their performances at Dew Tour, she drops two spots.
7) Nikki Blackall: 10th —> 9th (- 1)
• Blackall’s results counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results, but due to other athletes (namely Keri Herman) now having more accumulative points in the past 52 weeks as a result of their performances at Dew Tour, she drops one spot.
8) Katie Summerhayes: 11th —> 10th (+ 1)
• Summerhayes’ eighth place result counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results (and replaces her 14th place finish at last year’s Dew Tour), which moves her three spots up.
9) Keri Herman: 15th —> 6th (+ 9)
• Herman’s result counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results (and is her fourth in the past 52 weeks), which moves her nine spots up.
10) Kim Lamarre: 46th —> 44th (+ 2)
• Lamarre’s result counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results (and is her second in the past 52 weeks), which moves her two spots up.

U.S REVOLUTION TOUR @ COPPER MOUNTAIN
Sanctioning Level: Silver
Discipline: Halfpipe

U.S Revolution Tour Men's Halfpipe Podium: Hunter Hess (3rd), Ben Valentin (1st), Mike Riddle (2nd). Photo courtesy of U.S. Freeskiing

Men’s Halfpipe

1) Ben Valentin: 3rd —> 2nd (+ 1)
• The amount of points (550) Valentin received as a result of his win does not eclipse his top 4 Halfpipe results, but due to last year’s Dew Tour results dropping off the 52-week window, he moves one spot up due to the amount of points he’s accumulated in the past 52 weeks now being higher than other athletes.
2) Mike Riddle: 69th —> 64th (+ 5)
• Riddle’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 Halfpipe results (and is his second in the past 52 weeks), which moves him two spots up.
3) Hunter Hess: 17th —> 16th (+ 1)
• Hess’ third place finish counts towards his top 4 Halfpipe results, which moves him one spot up.
4) Brendan MacKay: 125th —> 121st (+ 4)
• Mackay’s results counts towards his top 4 Halfpipe results (and is his first in the past 52 weeks), which moves him four spots up.
5) Nico Porteous: 20th —> 18th (+ 2)
• The amount of points (471.21) Porteous received with this result does not eclipse his top 4 Halfpipe results, but due to last year’s Dew Tour results dropping off the 52-week window, he moves two spots up due to the amount of points he’s accumulated in the past 52 weeks now being higher than other athletes.

U.S Revolution Tour Women's Halfpipe Podium: Rowan Cheshire (3rd), Marie Martinod (1st), Cassie Sharpe (2nd). Photo courtesy of U.S. Freeskiing

Women’s Halfpipe

1) Marie Martinod: 5th —> 5th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (587.50) Martinod received as a result of her win does not eclipse her top 4 Halfpipe results, so she remains in 5th.
2) Cassie Sharpe: 3rd —> 4th (- 1)
• The amount of points (556.49) Sharpe received as a result of her second place showing does not eclipse her top 4 Halfpipe results, but due to her podium finish at last year’s Dew Tour dropping off the 52-week window (and Annalisa Dew now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks), she drops one spot.
3) Rowan Cheshire: 14th —> 13th (+ 1)
• Cheshire’s results counts towards her top 4 Halfpipe results, which moves her one spot up.
4) Janina Kuzma: 8th —> 7th (- 1)
• The amount of points (516.58) Kuzma received with this result does not eclipse her top 4 Halfpipe results, but due to her fourth place finish at last year’s Dew Tour dropping off the 52-week window (and Devin Logan now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks), she drops one spot.
5) Saori Suzuki: 29th —> 25th (- 4)
• Suzuki’s result counts towards her top 4 Halfpipe results, but due to her ninth place showing at last year’s Dew Tour dropping off the 52-week window and four other athletes (Sierra Bowman, Britt Hawes, Paula Cooper and Maiko Satoh) now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks, she drops four spots.

SWISS FREESKI OPEN @ GLACIER 3000
Sanctioning Level: Bronze
Discipline: Slopestyle

Swiss Freeski Open Men's Slopestyle Podum: Till Matti (2nd), Cyrill Hunziker (1st), Joona Sipola (3rd). Photo courtesy of Swiss Freeski

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Cyrill Hunziker: 48th —> 48th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (345) Hunziker secured with his win does not eclipse his top 4 Slopestyle results, so he remains in 48th.
2) Till Matti: 81st —> 75th (+ 6)
• Matti’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, so he moves six spots up.
3) Joona Sipola: 994th —> 438th (+ 556)
• Sipola’s third place finish counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results, so he moves 556 spots up.

Swiss Freeski Open Men's Slopestyle Podum: Sofia Tchernetsky (2nd), Darian Stevens (1st), Tora Johansen (3rd). Photo courtesy of Swiss Freeski

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Darian Stevens: 123rd —> 123rd (EVEN)
• Stevens’ win is her first Slopestyle result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 123rd.
2) Sofia Tchernetsky: 27th —> 27th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (327.98) Tchernetsky received as a result of her second place showing does not eclipse her top 4 Slopestyle results, so she remains in 27th.
3) Tora Johansen: 68th —> 45th (+ 13)
• Johansen’s third place finish counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results, so she moves 13 spots up.

OVERALL RANKINGS

As a result of the above events and last year’s Dew Tour results dropping off the 52-week window, here are some notable movements in the top 20 on the Men’s and Women’s Overall Rankings…

Men

Oystein Braten: 6th —> 4th (+ 2)
Henrik Harlaut: 16th —> 10th (+ 10
Felix Stridsberg-Usterud: 8th —> 7th (+ 1)
McRae Williams: 10th —> 9th (+ 1)
Finn Bilous: 17th —> 16th (+ 1)
Sam McKeown: 18th —> 17th (+ 1)
Jesper Tjader: 22nd —> 18th (+ 4)
Evan McEachran: 23rd —> 20th (+ 3)

Women

Emma Dahlstrom: 10th —> 9th (+ 1)
Maggie Voisin: 58th —> 10th (+ 48)
Annalisa Drew: 12th —> 11th (+ 1)
Svea Irving: 22nd —> 15th (+ 7)
Isabel Atkin: 24th —> 20th (+ 4)

That’s all for now on the AFP World Tour Rankings, but stay tuned for another update prior to Christmas on the first Platinum-Level Halfpipe event of the year, the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colorado.

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