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AFP World Tour Rankings Update - March 23rd

Mar 23, 2017

Words: Jeff Schmuck

It’s time to saddle up for another update on the AFP World Tour Rankings, and it’s a quick one, with only four events having taken place over the course of the past week, including the Silver-Level USSA Junior National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho (Slopestyle, Halfpipe & Big Air), the fourth stop of the Silver-Level Canadian Open Tour at Stoneham, Quebec (Slopestyle & Halfpipe), the Gold-Level Absolut Park Spring Battle at Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl, Austria (Slopestyle), and the Bronze-Level French Cup in Meribel France. Here’s a look at how they shook up the rankings…

USSA JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Location: Sun Valley, Idaho
Disciplines: Slopestyle, Halfpipe & Big Air
Sanctioning Level: Silver

Men’s Slopestyle

1) RICHARD THOMAS: 60th —> 39th (+21)
• Thomas’ 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 Seven Springs with an additional 139.25 points, so he moves 21 spots up.
2) CAL CARSON: 56th —> 48th (+8)
• Carson’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 35.34 points, so he moves eight spots up.
3) SAMMY SCHUILING: 85th —. 71st (+14)
• Schuling’s third place performance counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Seven Springs with an additional 80.56 points, so he moves 14 spots up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) NIKITA RUBOCKI: 42nd —> 42nd (EVEN)
• The amount of points (475) Rubocki secured with her win does not eclipse her top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, so she remains in 42nd.
2) ASHTON GLASS: 78th —> 62nd (+16)
• Glass’ second place showing counts towards her top 3 results, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 16 spots up.
3) TESS HOLSHUE: 74th —> 57th (+17)
• Holshue’s third place performance counts towards her top 3 results, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 17 spots up. 

Men’s Halfpipe

1) CASSIDY JARRELL: 36th —> 25th (+11)
• 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, so he moves 11 spots up.
2) SAMMY SCHUILING: 18th —> 18th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (521.15) Schuiling secured with his second place showing does not eclipse his top 3 Halfpipe results, so he remains in 18th.
3) CAL CARSON: 42nd —> 37th (+5)
• Carson’s third place performance counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper with an additional 161.11 points, so he moves five spots up. 

Women’s Halfpipe

1) ZOE ATKIN: 81st —> 51st (+30)
• Atkin’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 30 spots up.
2) NIKITA RUBOCKI: 29th —> 28th (+1)
• Rubocki’s third place performance counts towards her top 3 results, and replaces her result from this season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper with an additional 101.64 points, so she moves one spot up.
3) REN BITTNER: 65th —> 65th (EVEN)
• Bittner’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 65th. 

Men’s Big Air

1) MAC FOREHAND: 37th —> 15th (+22)
• Forehand’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 22 spots up.
2) RICHARD THOMAS: 79th —> 18th (+61)
• Thomas’ second place showing counts towards his top 3 results, and is his second result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 61 spots up.
3) KIERNAN FAGAN: 69th —> 17th (+52)
• Fagan’s third place performance counts towards his top 3 results, and is his second result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 52 spots up. 

Women’s Big Air

1) ASHTON GLASS: 37th —> 12th (+25)
• Glass’ win counts towards her top 3 Big Air results in the past 52 weeks, and is her second result in that time frame, so she moves 25 spots up.
2) ZOE ATKIN: 31st —> 13th (+18)
• Atkin’s second place showing counts towards her top 3 results, and is her second result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 18 spots up.
3) ALLI MACUGA: 40th —> 14th (+26)
• Macuga’s third place performance counts towards her top 3 results, and is her second result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 26 spots up. 

FOR FULL RESULTS FROM THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE.

CANADIAN OPEN TOUR
Location: Stoneham, Quebec
Disciplines: Slopestyle & Halfpipe
Sanctioning Level: Silver

Men’s Slopestyle

1) PHILIPPE LANGEVIN: 29th —> 26th (+3)
• The amount of points (512.50) Langevin secured with his win does not eclipse his top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, but due to other events (namely last season’s SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals) now having dropped off the 52-week window, he moves three spots up.
2) EMILE BERGERON: 317th —> 310th (+7)
• Bergeron’s second place showing counts towards his top 3 results, and is his third result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves seven spots up.
3) MARK DRAPER: 67th —> 57th (+10)
• Draper’s third place performance counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s NorAm Cup at Mount St. Louis Moonstone with an additional 16.85 points, so he moves 10 spots up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) EMMA STEVENS: 22nd —> 21st (+1)
• The amount of points (512.50) Stevens secured with her win does not eclipse her top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, but due to other events (namely last season’s SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals) now having dropped off the 52-week window, she moves one spot up.
2) ELENA PASKEVICH: 100th —> 73rd (+27)
• Paskevich’s second place showing counts towards her top 3 results, and is her second result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 27 spots up.
3) MEGAN OLDHAM: 99th —> 99th (EVEN)
• Oldham’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 99th. 

Men’s Halfpipe

1) EVAN MARINEAU: 43rd —> 34th (+9)
• Marineau’s win counts towards his top 3 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from this season’s Aspen Snowmass Open with an additional 185.09 points, so he moves nine spots up.
2) KRIS ATKINSON: 27th —> 28th (-1)
• The amount of points (485.81) Atkinson secured with his second place showing does not eclipse his top 3 Halfpipe results, and due to other athletes now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks, he drops one spot.
3) RYAN MALONE: 40th —> 42nd (-2)
• Draper’s third place performance counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from this season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper with an additional 297.55 points, but due to other athletes now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks, he drops two spots. 

Women’s Halfpipe

1) RACHAEL ANDERSON: 33rd —> 29th (+4)
• Anderson’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 four spots up.
2) RACHAEL KARKER: 21st —> 21st (EVEN)
• The amount of points (485.81) Karker secured with her second place showing does not eclipse her top 3 Halfpipe results, so she remains in 21st.
3) MACKENZIE WILSON: 20th —> 20th (EVEN)
• The amount of points (466.25) Wilson secured with her third place performance does not eclipse her top 3 Halfpipe results, so she remains in 20th. 

FOR FULL RESULTS FROM THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE & HERE.

ABSOLUT PARK SPRING BATTLE
Location: Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl, Austria
Disciplines: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Gold

Men’s Slopestyle

1) QUINN WOLFERMAN: 71st —> 31st (+40)
• Wolferman’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 with an additional 379.56 points, so he moves 40 spots up.
2) GUS KENWORTHY: 12th —> 10th (+2)
• The amount of points (733.17) Kenworthy secured with his second place showing does not eclipse his top 3 Slopestyle results, but due to other events (namely last season’s SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals) now having dropped off the 52-week window, he moves two spots up.
3) EIRIK SAETEROY: 156th —> 64th (+92)
• Saeteroy’s third place performance towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from last season’s Nor Freeski Cup at Hemsedal with an additional 441.72 points, so he moves 92 spots up.
4) ETHAN SWADBURG: 31st —> 23rd (+8)
• Swadburg’s fourth place finish counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from last season’s USASA Nationals with an additional 193.53 points, so he moves eight spots up.
5) NOAH WALLACE: 18th —> 18th (EVEN)
• Wallace’s fifth place finish counts towards his top 3 results, and replaces his result from last season’s Total Fight with an additional 7.25 points, but does not secure him enough points to overtake Bobby Brown, so he remains in 18th. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) SOFIA TCHERNETSKY: 21st —> 17th (+4)
• Tchernetsky’s win counts towards her top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces her result from this season’s Aspen Snowmass Open with an additional 71.57 points, so she moves four spots up. 

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

FOR FULL RESULTS FROM THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE.

FRENCH CUP
Location: Meribel France
Disciplines: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) ANTOINE ADELISSE: 16th —> 15th (+1)
• The amount of points (370) Adelisse secured with his win does not eclipse his top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, but due to other events (namely last season’s SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals) now having dropped off the 52-week window, he moves one spot up.
2) DYLAN GUILLAUD MAGNIN: 483rd —> 483rd (EVEN)
• Magnin’s second place showing counts towards his top 3 results, and is his first result in the past 52 weeks, so he re-enters the rankings in 483rd.
3) NATHAN HARBONNIER: 265th —> 259th (+6)
• Harbonnier’s third place performance counts towards his top 3 results, and is his second result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves six spots up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) LOU BARIN: 18th —> 33rd (-15)
• The amount of points (345) Barin secured with her win does not eclipse her top 3 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and due to her sixth place showing at last season’s SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals now having dropped off the 52-week window, she drops 15 spots.
2) ANNI KARAVA: 61st —> 64th (-3)
• Karava’s second place showing counts towards her top 3 results, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, but due to other athletes now having a higher amount of accumulative points in that time frame, she drops three spots.
3) JUSTINE CUOQ: 128th —> 128th (EVEN)
• Cuoq’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 128th. 

FOR FULL RESULTS FROM THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE.

OVERALL RANKINGS

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

Men

SAMMY SCHUILING: 14th —> 11th (+3)
TAYLOR SEATON: 40th —> 15th (+25)

Women

SVEA IRVING: 5th —> 4th (+1)
NIKITA RUBOCKI: 6th —> 5th (+1)
SOFIA TCHERNETSKY: 25th —> 19th (+6)

That’s all for now on the AFP World Tour Rankings, but stay tuned for another update following the conclusion of this week’s events.

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