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AFP World Tour Rankings Update - March 8th

Mar 9, 2017

Words: Jeff Schmuck

Another week, another massive update on the AFP World Tour Rankings, as 12 events took place over the course of the past week, including the Platinum-Level Freeski World Cup Corvatsch in Corvatsch, Switzerland (Slopestyle), the Silver-Level FIS NorAm Cup at Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Ontario (Slopestyle), the Bronze-Level Delta Avila at Mont Avila, Quebec (Slopestyle), the Bronze-Level Nor Freeski Cup at Oppdal, Norway (Slopestyle), and eight Bronze-Level USASA events (4 Slopestyle & 4 Halfpipe). Here’s a look at how they impacted the AFP World Tour Rankings…

* Note that the results from the recently concluded SFR Freestyle Tour Halfpipe Finals in Tignes, France will be included in next week’s update, once last year’s SFR Freestyle Tour Halfpipe Finals have dropped off the 52-week window.

FREESKI WORLD CUP CORVATSCH
Location: Corvatsch, Switzerland
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Platinum

Freeski World Cup Corvatsch Men's Podium: Gus Kenworthy (3rd), Teal Harle (1st), McRae Williams (2nd)

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Teal Harle: 23rd —> 18th (+5)
• Harle’s win counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is his fourth result in that time frame, so he moves five spots up.
2) McRae Williams: 2nd —> 2nd (EVEN)
• Williams’ second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his fourth result in the past 52 weeks, but does not secure him enough points to overtake Oystein Braten, so he remains in second.
3) Gus Kenworthy: 14th —> 10th (+4)
• Kenworthy’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Nanshan Freeski Open with an additional 328.50 points, so he moves four spots up.
4) Nick Goepper: 10th —> 9th (+1)
• Goepper’s fourth place finish counts towards his top 4 results, and is his fourth result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves one spot up.
5) Alex Bellemare: 9th —> 5th (+4)
• Bellemare’s fifth place finish counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s X Games Aspen with an additional 223.75 points, so he moves four spots up.
6) Andri Ragettli: 3rd —> 3rd (EVEN)
• Ragettli’s sixth place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s SFR Freestyle Tour at Font Romeu with an additional 38 points, but does not secure him enough points to overtake McRae Williams, so he remains in third.
7) Colin Wili: 21st —> 15th (+6)
• Wili’s seventh place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s SFR Freestyle Tour at Font Romeu with an additional 139.54 points, so he moves six spots up.
8) Christian Nummedal: 39th —> 37th (+2)
• Nummedal’s eighth place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from last season’s European Freeski Open with an additional 177.66 points, so he moves two spots up.
9) Henrik Harlaut: 28th —> 12th (+16)
• Harlaut’s ninth place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his fourth result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 16 spots up.
10) Bobby Brown: 25th —> 16th (+9)
• Brown’s tenth place finish counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s SFR Freestyle Tour at Font Romeu with an additional 588.04 points, so he moves nine spots up.

Freeski World Cup Corvatsch Women's Podium: Emma Dahlstrom (2nd), Isabel Atkin (1st), Mathilde Gremaud (3rd)

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Isabel Atkin: 4th —> 2nd (+2)
• Atkin’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces her result from this season’s SFR Tour at Font Romeu with an additional 171 points, so she moves two spots up.
2) Emma Dahlstrom: 6th —> 7th (-1)
• Dahlstrom’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s SFR Freestyle Tour at Font Romeu with an additional 231.54 points, but due to her result replacing her win at last season’s Freeski World Cup Corvatsch (which has now dropped off the 52-week window), she drops one spot.
3) Mathilde Gremaud: 27th —> 18th (+9)
• Gremaud’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and is her fourth result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves nine spots up.
4) Maggie Voisin: 5th —> 4th (-1)
• Voisin’s fourth place finish counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s SFR Freestyle Tour at Font Romeu with an additional 302.75 points, but due to her result replacing her third place performance at last season’s Freeski World Cup Corvatsch (which has now dropped off the 52-week window), she drops one spot.
5) Devin Logan: 7th —> 6th (+1)
• Logan’s fifth place finish counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s X Games Aspen with an additional 41.44 points, so she moves one spot up.
6) Johanne Killi: 5th —> 5th (EVEN)
• Killi’s sixth place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last season’s European Freeski Open with an additional 84.01 points, but does not secure her enough points to overtake Tess Ledeux, so she remains in fifth.
7) Coline Ballet-Baz: 29th —> 16th (+13)
• Ballet-Baz’s seventh place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s Stubai Freeki Open with an additional 463.85 points, so she moves 13 spots up.
8) Giulia Tanno: 9th —> 11th (-2)
• Tanno’s eighth place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s SFR Freestyle Tour at Font Romeu with an additional 295.83 points, but due to her result replacing her second place showing at last season’s Freeski World Cup Corvatsch (which has now dropped off the 52-week window), she drops two spots.
9) Katie Summerhayes: 10th —> 9th (-1)
• Summerhayes’ ninth place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain with an additional 31.11 points, but due to Sarah Hoefflin now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks, she drops one spot.
10) Kaya Turski: 16th —> 19th (-3)
• Turski’s tenth place finish counts towards her top 4 results, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, but due to her result replacing her fourth place finish at last season’s Freeski World Cup Corvatsch (which has now dropped off the 52-week window), she drops three spots. 

FIS NORAM CUP
Location: Mount St. Louis, Ontario
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Silver

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Patrick Dew: 34th —> 31st (+3)
• Dew’s win counts towards his top 4 results Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from last season’s U.S. Revolution Tour at Seven Springs with an additional 110.39 points, so he moves three spots up.
2) Colin Bridger: 77th —> 55th (+22)
• Bridger’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Aspen Snowmass Open with an additional 137.16 points, so he moves 22 spots up.
3) Luke Smart: 51st —> 43rd (+8)
• Smart’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Mount Sima with an additional 80.56 points, so he moves eight spots up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Sofia Tchernetsky: 18th —> 17th (+1)
• Tchernetsky’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces her result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Mount Sima with an additional 50 points, so she moves one spot up.
2) Emma Stevens: 19th —> 20th (-1)
• Stevens' second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from last season’s Canadian Open Tour at Stoneham with an additional 54.90 points, but due to other athletes (namely Mathilde Gremaud and Coline Ballet-Baz) now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks as a result of their performances at Freeski World Cup Corvatsch, she drops one spot.
3) Megan Cressey: 25th —> 26th (-1)
• Cressey’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and replaces her result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Silverstar with an additional 14.19 points, but due to Mathilde Gremaud now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks as a result of her performance at Freeski World Cup Corvatsch, she drops one spot. 

DELTA AVILA
Location: Mont Avila, Quebec
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Philippe Boily-Doucet: 96th —> 78th (+18)
• Boily-Doucet’s win counts towards his top 4 results Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from this season’s Delta Belle Neige with an additional 17.02 points, so he moves 18 spots up.
2) Mathieu Dufresne: 160th —> 128th (+32)
• Dufresne’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Canadian Open Tour at Mount St. Louis Moonstone with an additional 49.13 points, so he moves 32 spots up.
3) Emile Bergeron: 351st —> 227th (+124)
• Bergeron’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his second result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 124 spots up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Olivia Asselin: 60th —> 53rd (+7)
• Asselin’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is her fourth result in that time frame, so she moves seven spots up. 

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

NOR FREESKI CUP
Location: Oppdal, Norway
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Trym Sunde Andreassen: 139th —> 118th (+21)
• Andreassen’s win counts towards his top 4 results Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from last season’s Nor Freeski Championships with an additional 219.03 points, so he moves 21 spots up.
2) Henning Hansen Pytte: 189th —> 149th (+40)
• Pytte’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from this season’s Nor Freeski Cup at Trysil with an additional 124.07 points, so he moves 40 spots up.
3) Gustav Johnsen Granoien: 557th —> 557th (EVEN)
• Smart’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 557th. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Marina Johansen: 51st —> 52nd (-1)
• Johansen’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, but due to other athletes now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks as a result of their performances in the past week’s events, she drops one spot.
2) Elvira Marie Ros: 49th —> 52nd (-2)
• Ros’ second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, but due to other athletes now having a higher amount of accumulative points over the past 52 weeks as a result of their performances in the past week’s events, she drops two spots.
3) Victoria Brunborg: 145th —> 145th (EVEN)
• Brunborg’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 UNBOUND SERIES - REV TOUR QUALIFIER
Location: Mammoth Mountain, California
Discipline: Halfpipe
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Halfpipe

1) Aaron Durlester: 53rd —> 53rd (EVEN)
• Durlester’s win counts towards his top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is his fourth result in that time frame, but does not secure him enough points to overtake Nick Goepper, so he remains in 53rd.
2) Carter Harrison: 197th —> 197th (EVEN)
• Harrison’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 197th.
3) Guy Laborde: 204th —> 204th (EVEN)
• Laborde’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 204th. 

Women’s Halfpipe

1) Sabrina Dion: 80th —> 80th (EVEN)
• Dion’s win counts towards her top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is her first result in that time frame, so she re-enters the rankings in 80th.
2) Lauren Drexel: 54th —> 54th (EVEN)
• Drexel’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and is her second result in the past 52 weeks, but does not secure her enough points to overtake Keltie Hansen, so she remains in 54th.

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

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

Men’s Halfpipe

1) Justin Lehr: 187th —> 187th (EVEN)
• Lehr’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 187th.
2) Finn Abiko: 194th —> 194th (EVEN)
• Abiko’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 194th.
3) Kenji Mowrey: 205th —> 205th (EVEN)
• Mowrey’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 205th. 

Women’s Halfpipe

1) Katie Ashton: 78th —> 78th (EVEN)
• Ashton’s win counts towards her top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is her first result in that time frame, so she re-enters the rankings in 78th. 

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

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

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Deven Fagan: 248th —> 132rd (+116)
• Fagan’s win counts towards his top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is his fourth result in that time frame, so he moves 116 spots up.
2) Sammy Schuiling: 74th —> 69th (+5)
• The amount of points (351.54) Schuiling secured with his second place showing does not eclipse his top 4 results in the past 52 weeks, but due to other athletes’ results from last season now having dropped off the 52-week window, he moves five spots up.
3) Kiernan Fagan: 58th —> 57th (+1)
• The amount of points (338) Fagan secured with his third place performance does not eclipse his top 4 results in the past 52 weeks, but due to other athletes’ results from last season now having dropped off the 52-week window, he moves one spot up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Brynn Wedlake: 78th —> 64th (+14)
• Wedlake’s win counts towards her top 4 Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and is her third result in that time frame, so she moves 14 spots up.
2) Lauren Meredith: 96th —> 72nd (+24)
• Meredith’s second place showing counts towards her top 4 results, and is her third result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 24 spots up.
3) Serena Gardner: 163rd —> 97th (+66)
• Gardner’s third place performance counts towards her top 4 results, and is her second result in the past 52 weeks, so she moves 66 spots up. 

USASA ROCKY MOUNTAIN SERIES HALFPIPE
Location: Breckenridge, Colorado
Discipline: Halfpipe
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Halfpipe

1) Liam Baxter: 81st —> 64th (+17)
• Baxter’s win counts towards his top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is his fourth result in that time frame, so he moves 17 spots up.
2) Jack Ganley: 69th —> 65th (+4)
• Ganley’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and replaces his result from last season’s USSA Junior National Championships with an additional 199.13 points, so he moves four spots up.
3) Michael Brown: 99th —> 70th (+29)
• Brown’s third place performance counts towards his top 4 results, and is his third result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 29 spots up. 

Women’s Halfpipe

1) Brynn Wedlake: 39th —> 34th (+5)
• Wedlake’s win counts towards her top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is her fourth result in that time frame, so she moves five spots up. 

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

USASA BIG MOUNTAIN WEST SERIES SLOPESTYLE #1
Location: Park City, Utah
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Troy Podmilsak: 595th —> 226th (+369)
• Podmilsak’s win counts towards his top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is his third result in that time frame, so he moves 369 spots up.
2) Ryan McElmon: 65th —> 75th (-10)
• The amount of points (306.08) McElmon secured with his second place showing does not eclipse his top 4 results in 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 in the past week’s events, he drops 10 spots.
3) Rodney Alex Koford: 337th —> 220th (+117)
• Koford’s third place performances at both USASA Big Mountain West Series Slopestyle events count towards his top 4 results, and are his second and third results in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 117 spots up. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Callie Crump: 128th —> 128th (EVEN)
• Crump’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 128th. 

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

USASA BIG MOUNTAIN WEST SERIES SLOPESTYLE #2
Location: Park City, Utah
Discipline: Slopestyle
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Zane Severson: 111th —> 99th (+12)
• Severson’s win counts towards his top 4 results Slopestyle results in the past 52 weeks, and replaces his result from this season’s Bjorn Thorsen Memorial with an additional 17.22 points, so he moves 12 spots up.
2) Jack Lam: 392nd —> 153rd (+239)
• Lam’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his fourth result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 239 spots up.
3) Rodney Alex Koford
• See above

* Note that there no female division at this event. 

USASA BIG MOUNTAIN WEST SERIES HALFPIPE #1
Location: Park City, Utah
Discipline: Halfpipe
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Halfpipe

1) Elias Huber: 229th —> 71st (+158)
• Huber’s win at this event and his second place showing at the additional USASA Big Mountain West Series Halfpipe event both count towards his top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and are his second and third results in that time frame, so he moves 158 spots up.
2) Dylan Schneider: 113th —> 76th (+113)
• Schneider’s second place showing counts towards his top 4 results, and is his third result in the past 52 weeks, so he moves 37 spots up.
3) Sam Gaskin: 64th —> 56th (+8)
• Gaskin’s third place performances at both USASA Big Mountain West Series Halfpipe events count towards his top 4 results, and are his third and fourth results in the past 52 weeks, so he moves eight spots up. 

Women’s Halfpipe

1) Hanna Blackwell: 32nd —> 31st (+1)
• Blackwell dual victories at both USASA Big Mountain West Series Halfpipe events count towards her top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and replace her results from this season’s Bjorn Thorsen Memorial and the U.S. Revolution Tor at Copper with an additional 79.52 points, so she moves one spot up. 

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

USASA BIG MOUNTAIN WEST SERIES HALFPIPE #2
Location: Park City, Utah
Discipline: Halfpipe
Sanctioning Level: Bronze

Men’s Halfpipe

1) Henry Townshend: 234th —> 105th (+129)
• Townshend’s win counts towards his top 4 Halfpipe results in the past 52 weeks, and is his third result in that time frame, so he moves 129 spots up.
2) Elias Huber
• See above
3) Sam Gaskin
• See above

Women’s Halfpipe

1) Hanna Blackwell
• See above

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

OVERALL RANKINGS

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

Men’s

Birk Irving: 4th —> 3rd (+1)
Henrik Harlaut: 8th —> 6th (+2)
Alex Bellemare: 14th —> 8th (+6)
Patrick Dew: 10th —> 9th (+1)
Bobby Brown: 13th —> 12th (+1)
Colin Wili: 24th —> 16th (+8)
Brayden Tritter: 22nd —> 19th (+3)

Women’s

Dillan Glennie: 8th —> 7th (+1)
Sofia Tchernetsky: 11th —> 10th (+1)
Isabel Atkin: 20th —> 14th (+6)
Emma Dahlstrom: 21st —> 20th (+1)

That’s all for now on the AFP World Tour Rankings, but be sure to stay tuned for next week’s update, which will include results from the Platinum-Level SFR Freestyle Tour Halfpipe Finals, the Platinum-Level X Games Norway, and most importantly, a major announcement regarding this season’s AFP World Tour Rankings.

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