Words: Jeff Schmuck
Following the conclusion of one of the most mind-binding Big Air contests in the history of freeskiing (and the first Gold-Level Big Air on this season’s AFP World Tour), the One Hit Wonder in Thredbo, Australia, it’s time for a quick update on how the event impacted the AFP World Tour Rankings…
One Hit Wonder Big Air Podium: Fabian Bosch (2nd), Alex Hall (1st), Birk Ruud (3rd)
ONE HIT WONDER
Sanctioning Level: Gold
Discipline: Big Air
1) Alex Hall: 51st —> 51st (EVEN)
• Hall remains in 51st following his win, as it is the only Big Air contest he’s competed in over the course of the last 52 weeks. His victory has also allowed him to move 21 spots up into 4th on the Men's Overall Rankings.
2) Birk Ruud: 10th —> 8th (+2)
• Ruud’s second place performance counts towards his top 4 Big Air results over the past 52 weeks, allowing him to move two spots up.
3) Fabian Bosch: 1st —> 1st (EVEN)
• Bosch continues to remains in 1st, although the 702.50 points he obtained with his third place finish does not replace any of his top 4 Big results from the past 52 weeks.
4) Dean Bercovitch: 146th —> 32nd (+114)
• Bercovitch’s fourth place finish counts towards his top 4 Big Air results, allowing him to make a massive leap of 114 spots.
5) Noah Morrison: 9th —> 8th (+1)
• Morrison’s fifth place finish counts towards his top 4 Big Air results, allowing him to move one spot up.
6) Alex Beaulieu-Marchand: 63rd —> 63rd (EVEN)
• ABM remains in 63rd, as this event is the only Big Air contest he’s competed in over the past 52 weeks.
7) Klaus Finne: 7th —> 3rd (+4)
• Finne’s result counts towards his top 4 Big Air results, allowing him to move four spots up and overtake the 3rd place position.
8) Kai Mahler: 10th —> 4th (+6)
• Mahler’s result counts towards his top 4 Big Air results, allowing him to move six spots up into 4th.
9) Jonas Hunziker: 5th —> 5th (EVEN)
• Hunziker’s result replaces his score from last year’s One Hit Wonder and counts towards his top 4 Big Air results, which keeps him in 5th.
10) Evan McEachran: 24th —> 23rd (+1)
• McEachran’s result counts towards his top 4 Big Air results, allowing him to move one spots up.
That’a all for now on the AFP World Tour Rankings, but for more info and highlights from the One Hit Wonder, visit onehitwonderevent.com, and be sure to stay tuned for one more rankings update (on this week’s Cardrona Games in New Zealand) before the tour breaks until winter in the Northern Hemisphere begins.