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AFP World Tour Rankings Update - April 21st

Apr 21, 2017

Words: Jeff Schmuck

It’s getting down to the wire on the 2017 AFP World Tour, with the third and second-to-last events of the season having taken place in the past week: the Silver-Level USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain, Colorado (Slopestyle & Halfpipe), and the Bronze-Level Canadian Junior Nationals in Whistler, B.C. (Slopestyle, Halfpipe & Big Air). Here’s a look at how they affected the AFP World Tour Rankings…

USASA NATIONALS
Location: Copper Mountain, Colorado
Disciplines: Slopestyle & Halfpipe
Sanctioning Level: Silver

Men’s Slopestyle

1) BLAKE ROLFING: 124th —> 68th (+56)
• Rolfing’s win counts towards his top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from this season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Waterville Valley with an additional 306.50 points, so he moves 56 spots up.
2) SAMMY SCHUILING: 74th —> 61st (+13)
• Schuiling’s second place showing counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Seven Springs with an additional 101.71 points, so he moves 13 spots up.
3) RICHARD THOMAS: 35th —> 35th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (500) Thomas secured with his third place performance does not eclipse his top 3 results, so he remains in 35th.
4) TROY PODMILSAK: 131st —> 93rd (+38)
• Podmilsak’s fourth place finish counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Bjorn Thorsen Memorial with an additional 184.43 points, so he moves 38 spots up.
5) PETER RAICH: 36th —> 36th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (471.21) Raich secured with his fifth place finish does not eclipse his top 3 results, so he remains in 36th.

Women’s Slopestyle

1) EILEEN GU: 83rd —> 64th (+19)
• Gu’s win counts towards her top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is her third result in that time frame, so she moves 19 spots up.
2) GRACE HENDERSON: 28th —> 28th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (485.81) Henderson secured with her second place showing does not eclipse her top 3 results, so she remains in 28th.
3) MCKENNA BROWN: 59th —> 52nd (+7)
• Brown’s third place performance counts towards her top 3 results, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves seven spots up.
4) THEA FENWICK: 104th —> 104th (EVEN)
• Fenwick’s fourth place finish counts towards her top 3 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 104th.
5) TESSA HOLSHUE: 56th —> 53rd (+3)
• Holshue’s fifth place finish counts towards her top 3 results, and replaces her result from this season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Waterville Valley with an additional 36.56 points, so she moves three spots up.

Men’s Halfpipe

1) CASSIDY JARRELL: 25th —> 26th (-1)
• Jarrell’s win counts towards his top 3 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from this season’s Bjorn Thorsen Memorial with an additional 205 points, but due to Lennon Vaughan now having a higher amount of accumulative points in the past 52 weeks, he drops one spot.
2) LENNON VAUGHAN: 27th —> 20th (+7)
• Vaughan’s second place showing counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth with an additional 107.65 points, so he moves seven spots up.
3) JOEY LANG: 33rd —> 31st (+2)
• Lang’s third place performance counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s NorAm Cup at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park with an additional 110.26 points, so he moves two spots up.
4) DYLAN LADD: 35th —> 28th (+7)
• Ladd’s fourth place finish counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s USASA Rocky Mountain Series at Copper Mountain with an additional 114.03 points, so he moves seven spots up.
5) SAMMY SCHUILING: 18th —> 18th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (471.21) Schuiling secured with his fifth place finish does not eclipse his top 3 results, so he remains in 18th.

Women’s Halfpipe

1) EILEEN GU: 88th —> 54th (+34)
• Gu’s win counts towards her top 3 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is her second result in that time frame, so she moves 34 spots up.
2) CONNIE BROGDEN: 80th —> 56th (+24)
• Brogen’s second place showing counts towards her top 3 results, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 24 spots up.
3) HANNA BLACKWELL: 41st —> 36th (+5)
• Blackwell’s third place performance counts towards her top 3 results, and replaces her result from this season’s USASA Big Mountain West Series in Park City with an additional 87.50 points, so she moves five spots up.

* Note that there were only three female competitors in this event. 

FOR FULL RESULTS FROM THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE

CANADIAN JUNIOR NATIONALS
Location: Whistler, B.C.
Disciplines: Slopestyle, Halfpipe & Big Air
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) LUKE SMART: 49th —> 48th (+1)
• The amount of points (395) Smart secured with his win does not eclipse his top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, but due to the general fluctuations of the 52-week rolling system, he moves one spot up.
2) CHASE UJEJSKI: 102nd —> 101st (+1)
• Ujejski’s second place showing counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Mount Sima with an additional 16.47 points, so he moves one spot up.
3) PHILIPPE LANGEVIN: 28th —> 28th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (360.50) Langevin secured with his third place performance does not eclipse his top 3 results, so he remains in 28th.

Women’s Slopestyle

1) ELENA PASKEVICH: 40th —> 42nd (+2)
• The amount of points (370) Paskevich secured with her win does not eclipse her top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, but due to the general fluctuations of the 52-week rolling system, she moves two spots up.
2) OLIVIA ASSELIN: 51st —> 48th (+3)
• Asselin’s second place showing counts towards her top 3 results, and replaces her result from this season’s Delta Series at Mont Avila with an additional 6.54 points, so she moves three spots up.
3) SKYE CLARKE: 75th —> 63rd (+12)
• Clarke’s third place performance counts towards her top 3 results, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 12 spots up.

Men’s Halfpipe

1) SASCHA PEDENKO: 61st —> 58th (+3)
• Pedenko’s win counts towards his top 3 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Stoneham with an additional 27.78 points, so he moves three spots up.
2) ANDREW LONGINO: 135th —> 97th (+38)
• Longino’s second place showing counts towards his top 3 results, and is his third result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 38 spots up.
3) NOAH MACLENNAN: 146th —> 99th (+47)
• Maclennan’s third place performance counts towards his top 3 results, and is his third result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 47 spots up.

Women’s Halfpipe

1) ELENA PASKEVICH: 66th —> 55th (+11)
• Paskevich’s win counts towards her top 3 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is her third result in that time frame, so she moves 11 spots up.
2) CHASE CAPICIK: 88th —> 88th (EVEN)
• Capicik’s second place showing counts towards her top 3 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 88th.
3) LYNNETTE CONN: 92nd —> 92nd (EVEN)
• Conn’s third place performance counts towards her top 3 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 92nd.

Men’s Big Air

1) PHILIPPE LANGEVIN: 86th —> 34th (+52)
• Langevin’s win counts towards his top 3 Big Air results in the past 52 weeks, and is his second result in that time frame, so he moves 52 spots up.
2) ANTOINE PLAMONDON: 151st —> 56th (+95)
• Plamondon’s second place showing counts towards his top 3 results, and is his second result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 95 spots up.
3) CARL-FREDERIC MARC-AURELE: 147th —> 147th (EVEN)
• Marc-Aurele’s third place performance counts towards his top 3 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 147th.

Women’s Big Air

1) OLIVIA ASSELIN: 27th —> 27th (EVEN)
• Asselin’s win counts towards her top 3 Big Air results in the past 52 weeks, and is her first result in that time frame, so she re-enters the rankings in 27th.
2) JOSEPHINE HOWELL: 31st —> 31st (EVEN)
• Howell’s second place showing counts towards her top 3 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 31st.
3) SKYE CLARKE: 38th —> 38th (EVEN)
• Clarke’s third place performance counts towards her top 3 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 38th.

FOR FULL RESULTS FROM THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE.

OVERALL RANKINGS

While there are no significant changes to report on the Women's Overall Rankings as a result of the above events, here are some significant movements in the top 30 on the Men’s Overall Rankings...

Men

SAMMY SCHUILING: 11th —> 9th (+2)
PETER RAICH: 25th —> 23rd (+2)

That’s all for now on the AFP World Tour Rankings, but stay tuned for another update next week following the final event of the season, the Swiss Freeski Open in Corvatsch Silvaplana, which will be followed by the unveiling of the 2017 AFP World Tour Champions!

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