It’s time for another update on the AFP World Tour Rankings, and it’s a quick one, with only one event to report on in the lead up to the first ever X Games Oslo, which officially kicks off today in Norway. The event in question is the Gold-Level Aspen/Snowmass Freeski Open, one of the most key open events of each and every season, where up-and-coming athletes have the chance to make a name for themselves while climbing the rankings, along with the opportunity to ski on the X Games Aspen slopestyle, halfpipe and big air venues. Here’s a look at how its altered the AFP World Tour Rankings…
Aspen/Snowmass Freeski Open Men’s Slopestyle Podium: Alex Hackel (2nd), Ethan Swadburg (1st), Ryley Lucas (3rd)
We’ll begin with Men’s Slopestyle, where Ethan Swadburg snagged his first win of the season, which has bumped him from 66th to 56th. In second was the silky smooth Alex Hackel, who is up a whopping 117 spots into 82nd, while Australia’s Ryley Lucas rounded out the podium in third to make a significant leap of his own, from 181st to 140th.
Aspen/Snowmass Freeski Open Women’s Slopestyle Podium: Taylor Lundquist (2nd), Nadia Gonzales (1st), Adie Lawrence (3rd)
In Women’s Slope, Nadia Gonzales topped the field to remain in 10th, while second place finisher Taylor Lundquist is up 22 spots into 30th, and relative newcomer Adie Lawrence is up 20 spots into 24th after taking the third and final step on the podium.
Aspen/Snowmass Freeski Open Men’s Halfpipe Podium: Broby Leeds (2nd), Byron Wells (1st), Miguel Porteous (3rd)
On the Men’s Halfpipe side of things, the always exciting Byron Wells emerged victorious, which keeps him in 7th, Broby Leeds is up three spots into 10th after scoring second, and fellow Kiwi Miguel Porteous is up seven into 24th after taking third.
Aspen/Snowmass Freeski Open Women’s Halfpipe Podium: Anais Caradeux (2nd), Carly Margulies (1st), Jeanee Crane-Mauzy (3rd)
In Women’s Halfpipe, Carly Margulies picked up her second win of the season, which has bumped her three spots up, from 26th to 23rd. In second was the flying frenchie Anais Caradeux, who is now five spots up into 14th, while Jeanee Crane-Mauzy rounded out the podium in third to remain in 13th.
Aspen/Snowmass Freeski Open Men’s Big Air Podium: Patrick Dew (2nd), Taylor Wilson (1st), Mark Hendrickson (3rd…not pictured)
Men’s Big Air
And in Men’s Big Air, the impressive Taylor Wilson stood on top of the podium for his first time this winter, which has allowed him to ascend from 32rd to 18th, second place finisher Patrick Dew has moved 14 spots up as well, from 44th to 30th, while Mark Hendrickson remains in 72nd thanks to his third place performance. Also worth noting is Noah Morrison, who just missed the podium in fourth, but has nudged himself two spots up into 13th as a result.
Last but not least, on the Men’s Overall Rankings, the only significant changes to report are Riley Culver moving one spot up into 6th and Patrick Dew approaching the top 20 by jumping six spots up into 21st, while on the Women’s Overall Rankings, while on the Women’s Overall Rankings, Marin Hamill has made a huge leap of 39 spots, from 50th to 11th, as a result of placing fourth in Slopestyle and tenth in Halfpipe.
That’s it for now on the AFP World Tour Rankings, but stay tuned for another important update next week following this weekend’s X Games Oslo in Norway along with a slew of other events.