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AFP World Tour Rankings Update - March 1st

Mar 1, 2017

Words: Jeff Schmuck

It’s time once again for another update on the AFP World Tour Rankings, and it’s a massive one, with 10 events taking place over the course of the past week, including the Platinum-Level SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals in La Clusaz, France (Slopestyle), the Gold-Level FIS NorAm Cup at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta (Slopestyle & Halfpipe), the first stop of the Bronze-Level Step Up Tour in Vallé Du Parc, Quebec (Slopestyle), the third stop of the Swiss Freeski Open in Davos, Switzerland (Halfpipe & Big Air), the Bronze-Level Winter Sport Festival in Bialka Tatrzanska, Poland (Big Air) and five Bronze-Level USASA events (all Slopestyle). Here’s a look at how these events impacted the AFP World Tour Rankings…

SFR FREESTYLE TOUR
Location: La Clusaz, France
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Platinum

SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals Men's Podium: Alex Hall (3rd), Oystein Braten (1st), Antoine Adelisse (2nd).
Photo courtesy of SFR Freestyle Tour

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Oystein Braten: 1st —> 1st (EVEN)
• Braten’s win counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results over the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from last season’s Freeski World Cup Corvatsch with an additional 95 points, so he remains in first.
2) Antoine Adelisse: 57th —> 17th (+40)
• Adelisse’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his fourth result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 40 spots up.
3) Alex Hall: 9th —> 7th
• Hall’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Nanshan Freeski Open with an additional 180 points, so he moves two spots up.
4) Colin Wili: 32nd —> 21st (+11)
• Wili’s fourth place finish counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from last season’s Swiss Freeski Championships with an additional 499.57 points, so he moves 11 spots up.
5) Evan McEachran: 9th —> 8th (-1)
• McEachran’s fifth place finish counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from last season’s Freeski World Cup Corvatsch with an additional 75.11 points, but due to Alex Hall now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks, he drops one spot.
6) Noah Wallace: 15th —> 12th (+3)
• Wallace’s sixth place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s SFR Freestyle Tour at Font Romeau with an additional 216.38 points, so he moves three spots up.
7) Aleksi Patja: 26th —> 20th (+6)
• Patja’s seventh place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s SFR Freestyle Tour at Font Romeau with an additional 372.88 points, so he moves six spots up.
8) Antti Ollila: 17th —> 16th (+1)
• Ollila’s eighth place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Nanshan Freeski Open with an additional 155.06 points, so he moves one spots up.
9) Benoit Buratti: 56th —> 30th (+26)
• Buratti’s ninth place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from last season’s Freeski World Cup Corvatsch with an additional 516.56 points, so he moves 26 spots up.
10) Alex Hackel: 143rd —> 45th (+98)
• Hackel’s tenth place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his third result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 98 spots up. 

SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals Women's Podium: Sarah Hoefflin (2nd), Kelly Sildaru (1st), Jennie-Lee Burmansson (2nd).
Photo courtesy of SFR Freestyle Tour

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Kelly Sildaru: 1st —> 1st (EVEN)
• Sildaru’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results over the past 52 weeks, and replaces her result from last season’s European Freeski Open with an additional 125 points, so she remains in first.
2) Sarah Hoefflin: 15th —> 12th (+3)
• Hoefflin's second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last summer’s Cardrona Games with an additional 478.94 points, so she moves three spots up.
3) Jennie-Lee Burmansson: 43rd —> 27th (+16)
• Burmansson’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and is her second result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 16 spots up.
4) Isabel Atkin: 6th —> 4th (+2)
• Atkin’s fourth place finish counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s X Games Aspen with an additional 83.66 points, so she moves two spots up.
5) Katie Summerhayes: 9th —> 8th (+1)
• Summerhayes’ fifth place finish counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain with an additional 106.22 points, so she moves one spot up.
6) Annie Karava: 81st —> 81st (EVEN)
• Karava’s sixth place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 81st.
7) Taylor Lundquist: 19th —> 14th (+5)
• Lundquist seventh place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s SFR Freestyle Tour at Font Romeau with an additional 337.88 points, so she moves five spots up.
8) Nadia Gonzales: 14th —> 13th (+1)
• Gonzales’ eighth place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Winter Park with an additional 241 points, so she moves one spot up.
9) Tess Ledeux: 3rd —> 3rd (EVEN)
• Ledeux’s ninth place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last season’s European Freeski Open with an additional 48.68 points, but does not secure her enough points to overtake Maggie Voisin, so she remains in third.
10) Nikki Blackall: 11th —> 11th (EVEN)
• Blackall’s tenth place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s Aspen Snowmass Open with an additional 80.21 points, but does not secure her enough points to overtake Keri Herman, so she remains in 11th. 

FIS NORAM CUP WINSPORT
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Disciplines: Slopestyle & Halfpipe
Sanctioning Level: Gold

FIS NorAm Cup Men's Slopestyle Podium: Tanner Gordon (2nd), Philippe Langevin (1st), Matthew Wilcox (3rd).
Photo courtesy of Freestyle Canada

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Philippe Langevin: 29th —> 24th (+5)
• Langevin’s win counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results over the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Mount Sima with an additional 212.50 points, so he moves five spots up.
2) Tanner Gordon: 304th —> 304th (EVEN)
• Gordon’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 304th.
3) Matthew Wilcox: 18th —> 22nd (-4)
• Wilcox’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from last season’s European Freeski Open with an additional 69.67 points, but due to other athletes now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks as a result of their performances at the SFR Freestyle Tour, he drops four spots.
4) Ethan Swadburg: 31st —> 31st (EVEN)
• Swadburg’s fourth place finish counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Seven Springs with an additional 184.46 points, but due to Benoit Buratti now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks as a result of his performance at the SFR Freestyle Tour, he remains in 31st.
5) Luke Smart: 55th —> 51st (+4)
• Smart’s fifth place finish counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Silverstar with an additional 199.19 points, so he moves four spots up. 

FIS NorAm Cup Women's Slopestyle Podium: Emma Stevens (2nd), Sofia Tchernetsky (1st), Elena Ann Paskevich (3rd).
Photo courtesy of Freestyle Canada

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Sofia Tchernetsky: 27th —> 18th (+9)
• Tchernetsky’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results over the past 52 weeks, and replaces her result from last season’s Canadian Open Tour at Stoneham with an additional 387.10 points, so she moves nine spots up.
2) Emma Stevens: 20th —> 19th (+1)
• Stevens’ second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Mount Sima with an additional 301.49 points, so she moves one spot up.
3) Elena Ann Paskevich: 106th —> 65th (+41)
• Paskevich’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and is her second result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 41 spots up.
4) Rell Harwood: 28th —> 21st (+7)
• Harwood’s fourth place finish counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Waterville Valley with an additional 195.31 points, so she moves seven spots up.
5) Megan Cressey: 26th —> 25th (-1)
• Cressey’s fifth place finish counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Mount Sima with an additional 200.75 points, but due to Rell Harwood now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks, she drops one spot. 

Men’s Halfpipe

1) Nick Goepper: 88th —> 52nd (+36)
• Goepper’s win counts towards his top 4 Halfpipe results over the past 52 weeks, and his second result in that time frame, so he moves 36 spots up.
2) Hunter Hess: 12th —> 7th (+5)
• Hess’ second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper with an additional 233.17 points, so he moves five spots up.
3) Birk Irving: 8th —> 4th (+4)
• The amount of points (702.50) Irving accumulated with his third place performance does not eclipse his top 4 results over the past past 52 weeks, but due to last season’s X Games Oslo now having dropped off the 52-week window, he moves four spots up.
4) Jake Mageau: 20th —> 8th (+12)
• Mageau’s fourth place finish counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s U.S. Grand Prix at Copper with an additional 146.58 points, so he moves 12 spots up.
5) Jaxin Hoerter: 13th —> 9th (+4)
• Hoerter’s fifth place finish counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Seven Springs with an additional 237.30 points, so he moves four spots up. 

Women’s Halfpipe

1) Carly Margulies: 11th —> 7th (+4)
• Margulies’ win counts towards her top 4 Halfpipe results over the past 52 weeks, and replaces her result from last season’s USASA Nationals with an additional 387.10 points, so she moves four spots up.
2) Abigale Hansen: 12th —> 9th (+3)
• Hansen’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper with an additional 300.93 points, so she moves three spots up.
3) Svea Irving: 24th —> 16th (+8)
• Irving’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper with an additional 300.93 points, so she moves eight spots up.
4) Jeanee Crane-Mauzy: 11th —> 10th (-1)
• Crane-Mauzy’s fourth place finish counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Seven Springs with an additional 201.60 points, but due to Abigale Hansen now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks, she drops one spot.
5) Mackenzie Wilson: 18th —> 19th (-1)
• Wilson’s fifth place finish counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last season’s Canadian Open Tour at Stoneham with an additional 236.62 points, but due to Svea Irving now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks, she drops one spot. 

STEP UP TOUR
Location: Vallé Du Parc, Quebec
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Yan Bussiere: 110th —> 117th (-7)
• Bussiere’s win counts towards counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from last season’s Step Up Tour at Le Relais with an additional 88.23 points, but due to his eighth place finish at last season’s Step Up Tour at Vallé Du Parc (in which he accumulated 36.50 more points than his win at this year’s event, due to this year’s event being Bronze-Level and last year’s being Silver-Level) now having dropped off the 52-week window, he drops seven spots.
2) Philippe Boily-Doucet: 93rd —> 96th (-3)
• Boily-Doucet’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Delta Le Relais with an equal amount of points, but due to other athletes now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks as a result of their performances at the past week’s events, he drops three spots.
3) Etienne Brochu: 558th —> 558th
• Brochu’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 558th. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Sandrine Leclerc: 90th —> 70th (+20)
• Leclerc’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 20 spots up.
2) Jenifer Desrosiers: 130th —> 130th (EVEN)
• Desrosiers’ second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 130th. 

* Note that there were only two female competitors at this event. 

SWISS FREESKI OPEN
Location: Davos, Switzerland
Disciplines: Halfpipe & Big Air
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Halfpipe

1) Frederick Iliano: 179th —> 179th (EVEN)
• Iliano’s win counts towards his top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is his first result in that time frame, so he re-enters the rankings in 179th.
2) Rafael Kreienbuehl: 201st —> 101st (+100)
• Kreienbuehl’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his second result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 100 spots up.
3) Robin Briguet: 97th —> 65th (+32)
• Briguet’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his third result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 32 spots up. 

Women’s Halfpipe

1) Sabrina Cakmakli: 48th —> 40th (+8)
• Cakmakli’s win counts towards her top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is her second result in that time frame, so she moves eight spots up.
2) Martina Muller: 83rd —> 83rd (EVEN)
• Muller’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 83rd.
3) Michaela Bartsch: 87th —> 87th (EVEN)
• Bartsch’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 87th. 

Men’s Big Air

1) Kim Gubser: 242nd —> 69th (+173)
• Gubser’s win counts towards his top 4 Big Air results in the past 52 weeks, and is his second result in that time frame, so he moves 173 spots up.
2) Robby Franco: 166th —> 166th (EVEN)
• Franco’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 166th.
3) Vojtech Bresky: 174th —> 174th
• Bresky’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 174th. 

* Note that there was no Women’s Big Air division at this event. 

WINTER SPORTS FESTIVAL
Location: Bialka Tatrzanska, Poland
Discipline: Big Air
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Big Air

1) Szczepan Karpiel-Bulecka: 157th —> 157th (EVEN)
• Karpiel-Bulecka’s win counts towards his top 4 Big Air results in the past 52 weeks, and is his first result in that time frame, so he re-enters the rankings in 157th.
2) Jan Krzysztof: 167th —> 167th (EVEN)
• Krzysztof’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 167th.
3) Edvards Lansmanis: 173rd —> 173rd (EVEN)
• Lansmanis’ third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 173rd. 

Women’s Big Air

1) Natalia Slepecka: 29th —> 29th (EVEN)
• Slepecka’s win counts towards her top 4 Big Air results in the past 52 weeks, and is her first result in that time frame, so she re-enters the rankings in 29th.
2) Zuzanna Witych: 36th —> 36th (EVEN)
• Witych’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 36th.
3) Julia Bogunia: 41st —> 41st (EVEN)
• Witych’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 41st. 

USASA SOUTHWEST SERIES
Location: Red River, New Mexico
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Derek Martinez: 519th —> 519th (EVEN)
• Martinez’s win counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is his first result in that time frame, so he re-enters the rankings in 519th.

* Note that there was only one male competitor at this event. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Marion Balsamo: 127th —> 127th (EVEN)
• Balsamo’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is her first result in that time frame, so she re-enters the rankings in 127th.
2) Ccelia Tafoya: 138th —> 138th (EVEN)
• Tafoya’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 138th.
3) Emily Holmes: 145th —> 145th (EVEN)
• Witych’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 145th. 

USASA SOUTH TAHOE SERIES
Location: Sierra-at-Tahoe, California
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Jamison Mace: 516th —> 516th (EVEN)
• Mace’s win counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is his first result in that time frame, so he re-enters the rankings in 516th.
2) Logan Flynn: 535th —> 535th (EVEN)
• Flynn’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 535th.
3) Zachary Poulin: 669th —> 355th (+314)
• Poulin’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his second result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 314 spots up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Marea Adams: 129th —> 129th (EVEN)
• Adams’ win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is her first result in that time frame, so she re-enters the rankings in 129th.
2) Katie Ashton: 133rd —> 133rd (EVEN)
• Ashton’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 133rd. 

* Note that there were only two female competitors at this event. 

USASA NEW HAMPSHIRE SERIES
Location: Attitash, New Hampshire
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Hunter Henderson: 138th —> 119th (+19)
• Henderson’s win counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results over the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from this season’s Aspen Snowmass Open with an additional 140.81 points, so he moves 19 spots up.
2) Noah Drake Duval: 268th —> 166th (+102)
• Duval’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his fourth result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 102 spots up.
3) Max Switzer: 195th —> 155th (+40)
• Switzer’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results over the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from this season’s Aspen Snowmass Open with an additional 145.21 points, so he moves 40 spots up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Grace Henderson: 21st —> 22nd (-1)
• The amount of points (345) Henderson accumulated with her win does not eclipse her top 4 Slopestyle results over the past 52 weeks, and due to Rell Harwood now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks as a result of her performance at the FIS NorAm Cup, she drops one spot. 

* Note that there was only one female competitor at this event. 

USASA ADIRONDACK SERIES
Location: Whiteface, New York
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Bryant Ward: 516th —> 300th (+216)
• Ward’s win counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is his third result in that time frame, so he moves 216 spots up.
2) Jake Prichard: 132nd —> 120th (+12)
• Prichard’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results over the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour with an additional 73.03 points, so he moves 12 spots up.
3) Avery Higgins-Lopez: 560th —> 560th
• Higgins-Lopez’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 560th. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Julia Schneider: 127th —> 86th (+41)
• Schneider’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is her second result in that time frame, so she moves 41 spots up. 

* Note that there was only one female competitor at this event. 

USASA ROCKY MOUNTAIN SERIES
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Sammy Schuiling: 67th —> 74th (-7)
• The amount of points (370) Schuiling accumulated with his win does not eclipse his top 4 Slopestyle results over the past 52 weeks, and due to other athletes now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks as a result of their performances at the past week’s events, he drops seven spots.
2) Deven Fagan: 251st —> 248th (+3)
• Fagan’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his third result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves three spots up.
3) Thibault Magnin: 323rd —> 204th (+119)
• Magnin’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his third result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 119 spots up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Brynn Wedlake: 79th —> 78th (+1)
• Wedlake’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is her second result in that time frame, so she moves one spot up.
2) Josie Seibel: 131st —> 131st (EVEN)
• Seibel’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and is her first result in the past 52 weeks, so she re-enters the rankings in 131st.
3) Lauren Meredith: 149th —> 96th (+53)
• Meredith’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 53 spots up. 

OVERALL RANKINGS

As a result of the above events, here are some significant movements in the top 20 on the Men’s and Women’s Overall Rankings…

Men

Nick Goepper: 19th —> 2nd (+17)
Birk Irving: 20th —> 4th (+16)
Alex Hall: 16th —> 9th (+7)
Sammy Schuling: 11th —> 9th (+2)
Hunter Hess: 15th —> 12th (+3)
Evan McEachran: 24th —> 15th (+9)
Dylan Marineau: 63rd —> 16th (+47)

Women

Marin Hamill: 15th —> 4th (+11)
Svea Irving: 9th —> 6th (+3)
Nikita Rubocki: 10th —> 7th (+3)
Sofia Tchernetsky: 20th —> 11th (+9)
Nikki Blackall: 16th —> 12th (+4)
Isabel Atkin: 23rd —> 20th (+3)

That’s all for now on the AFP World Tour Rankings. Stay tuned for our next update following the conclusion of the Platinum-Level Freeski World Cup Corvatsch and SFR Freestyle Tour Halfpipe Finals, along with the Silver-Level FIS NorAm Cup at Mount St. Louis Moonstone and over 10 Bronze-Level events.

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