Another week, another update on the AFP World Tour Rankings, and once again, it’s a big one, with six significant events having taken place since we last checked in. Today we’ll be taking a look at the results from the Bronze-Level Nor Freeski Cup (Big Air) in Dombass, Norway, the Bronze-Level Swiss Freeski Open (Slopestyle & Halfpipe) at Crans Montana, Switzerland, the Silver-Level USSA Freeskiing Junior National Championships (Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air) in Sun Valley, Idaho, the Silver-Level U.S. Revolution Tour Finals (Slopestyle and Halfpipe) at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, the Gold-Level Absolut Spring Park Battle (Slopestyle) at Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl, Austria and the final Platinum-Level event of the season, thr SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals in La Clusaz, France, and how they've affected the AFP World Tour Rankings.
SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals Men's Podium: James Woods (3rd), Oystein Braten (1st), Alex Bellemare (2nd). Photo courtesy of SFR Freestyle Tour
We’ll begin with Men’s Slopestyle, where at the Swiss Freeski Open, Alec Savery came out on top to end up in 58th, Kim Gubser is up 39 spots into 51st after scoring second, and Colin Wili is up 28 into 47th thanks to taking third.
At the USSA Junior Nationals, Quinn Wolderman emerged victorious to land in 78th, Joseph Lauer finished second to find himself in 69th, and Nate Miceli rounded out the podium in third to end up in 80th.
At the U.S. Rev Tour Finals, Mitchell Wilson topped an impressive field to climb 39 spots up the ladder into 42nd, Max Moffatt continued his hot streak with his third podium appearance in row in second, which moves him two spots up into 36th, as did Mark Hendrickson, who is two spots up as well into 50th.
At the Absolut Spring Park Battle, Alex Hall picked up his third win of the season to nudge himself two spots up into 19th, Tim Ryan is up seven into 24th thanks to his second place performance, and Kai Mahler took third to move 12 spots up into 53rd.
And at the final Platinum-Level event of the season, the SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals, Oystein Braten scored his first big win of the winter to extend his lead on top of the leader board, Alex Bellemare’s head spinning second place showing was enough to help him jump 10 spots up into 10th, and James ‘Woodsy’ Woods took third to overtake the 2nd place position.
SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals Women's Podium: Isabel Atkin (2nd), Kelly Sildaru (1st), Tess Ledeux (3rd). Photo courtesy of SFR Freestyle Tour
In Women’s Slopestyle, Mathilde Gremaud claimed victory at the Swiss Freeski Open to bump herself 15 spots up into 43rd, Anna Willcox picked up her first podium of the season in second to move 15 spots up into 44th, and Adie Lawrence is now in 14th thanks to finishing third.
At the USSA Junior Nationals, Rell Harwood’s win has placed her three spots up into 29th, Marin Hamil remains in 26th after scoring second, and Caroline Claire stays in 23rd after taking third.
At the U.S. Rev Tour Finals, the aforementioned Caroline Claire picked up the win, Nikita Rubocki is up nine spots into 35th as a result of her second place showing at the Rev Tour and fourth place finish at USSA Junior Nationals, and Kathryn Alexander is now in 18th after finding the third and final step on the podium.
And at the SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals, a new leader emerged, as Kelly Sildaru scored her fifth consecutive slopestyle win of the season to overtake the top spot from Tiril Christiansen, while second place finisher Isabel Atkin is one spot up into 8th, and Tess Ledeux is eight spots up into 13th thanks to taking third.
U.S. Revolution Tour Finals Men's Halfpipe Podium: Ryan Malone (2nd), Miguel Porteous (1st), Cameron Brodrick (3rd). Photo courtesy of U.S. Freeskiing
In Men’s Halfpipe, Joel Gisler scored his second victory of the season at the Swiss Freeski Open to remain in 21st, second place finisher Robin Brigut has made a significant leap of 26 spots into 86th, and Vince Maharavo stays in 179th after finishing third.
At the USSA Junior Nationals, Cody Laplante is up five spots into 133rd as a result of his victory, while Felix Coudouy is up 20 into 193rd after landing just behind him in second, and Keenan McIntyre is one spot up into 54th as a result of his third place finish.
And at the U.S. Rev Tour Finals, Miguel Porteous continued his impressive season with a win, which keeps him in 14th, Ryan Malone found his second podium of the season in second to nudge himself up one spot into 27th, and Cameron Brodrick remains in 32nd after rounding out the podium in third.
U.S. Revolution Tour Finals Men's
Halfpipe Podium: Jeanee Crane-Mauzy (2nd), Carly Margulies (1st), Rachael Karker (3rd). Photo courtesy of U.S. Freeskiing
In Women’s Halfpipe, the veteran Virginie Faivre took top honors on home court in the Swiss Freeski Open, which has bumped her four spots up into 30th, Emilie Cruz’s second place showing keeps her in 68th, and Megane Collomb’s third place finish has bumped her seven spots up into 31st.
At the USSA Junior Nationals, Marin Hamill pulled double duty with a win to move into 29th, Zoe Atkin is now in 50th as a result of scoring second, and Svea Irving is now in 36th thanks to taking third.
And at the U.S. Rev Tour Finals, Carly Margulies claimed her third victory of the season to move one spot up into 18th, Jeanee Crane-Mauzy found her third podium in a row in second to bump herself one spot up as well, into 11th, and Rachael Karker made it two podiums in a row in third to remain in 13th.
Men’s Big Air
In Men’s Big Air, Henril Melhus is up 16 spots into 107th, Martin Kvatningen is up 10 into 65th and Daniel Furuvik is up 27 into 193rd after finishing first, second and third, respectively, at the Nor Freeski Cup, while at the USSA Junior Nationals, Kiernan Fagan is 10 spots up into 58th, Scott McLaughlin is now in 138th, and Mac Forehand is up 22 into 147th after taking first, second and third, respectively.
Women’s Big Air
And in Women’s Big Air, Caroline Claire rounded out her impressive multi-disciplined weekend with a win, which has moved her six spots up into 31st, Isabella Gold is up three spots into 19th after scoring second, and Nikita Rubocki notched another podium appearance in her belt in third to move three spots up into 21st.
On the Men’s Overall Rankings, the only significant changes to report are Andri Ragettli and Oystein Braten both moving two spots up, into 5th and 10th respectively, as a result of their performances at the SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals, while on the Women’s Overall Rankings, Elena Gaskell has jumped eight spots up into 5th, and Kaya Turski is up 46 spots into 22nd after finishing fourth at the SFR Freestyle Tour.
That’s all for now on the AFP World Tour Rankings, but stay tuned for another quick update in the coming days once we’ve received the results from The Carinthia Open, Nor Freeski Championships and The Golden Crown / Step Up Freeski Tour.