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AFP World Tour Rankings Update - September 7th

Sep 7, 2016

With the schedule of events in the Southern Hemisphere currently in full swing, it’s time for the second update of the season on the AFP World Tour Rankings. 

On the docket for this update are four significant competitions: the Jossi Wells Invitational (Silver-Level Big Air) in Cardrona, New Zealand; the Australian Junior Freeride Championships (Silver-Level Slopestyle & Halfpipe) at Perisher, Australia; the Thredbo Slopestyle (Bronze-Level Slopestyle) at Thredo, Australia; and the Thredbo Big Air (Bronze-Level Big Air) at Thredbo, Australia. 

Here’s a look at how these events affected the AFP World Tour Rankings… 

JOSSI WELLS INVITATIONAL
Sanctioning Level: Silver
Discipline: Big Air

Men’s Big Air

1) James Woods: 3rd —> 3rd (EVEN)
• Woodsy remains in 3rd, as the 550 points he obtained with his win does not overtake any of his top 4 Big Air results over the course of the last 52 weeks.
2) Jackson Wells: 22nd —> 15th (-7)
• Wells rose into 22nd following the event, but then fell to 15th as a result of his 8th place finish at last year’s Winter Games NZ Big Air dropping off the 52-week window.
3) Noah Morrison: 14th —> 9th (+5)
• Morrison was in 14th following the event, and then jumped into 9th as a result of other athletes’ results dropping off the 52-week window.
4) Finn Bilous: 43rd —> 107th (-64)
• Bilous made a significant ascent into 43rd following the event, but then fell into 107th due to the points he accumulated at last year’s Winter Games NZ Big Air (558.69) dropping off and being replaced with the lesser amount of points (484.03) from this result.

5) Dane Kirk: 119th —> 112th (+7)
• This is Kirk’s first recorded Big Air event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed him to enter the rankings in 119th. He was then bumped him into 112th as a result of other athletes’ results dropping off the 52-week window.

AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR FREERIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sanctioning Level: Silver
Disciplines: Slopestyle & Halfpipe

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Cameron Waddell: 241st —> 237th (+4)
• This was Waddell’s first recorded Slopestyle event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed him to enter the rankings in 241st. He was then was bumped into 237th as a result of his fourth place finish at the Thredbo Slopestyle (see below).
2) Cade Robinson: 394th —> 134th (+260)
• Robinson’s second place finish at this event and his third place showing at the Thredbo Slopestyle (see below) count towards his top 4 Slopestyle results over the course of the last 52 weeks.
3) Taiyo Kawai: 258th —> 253rd (+5)
• This was Kawai’s first recorded Slopestyle event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed him to enter the rankings in 258th. He was then bumped into 253rd as a result of his fifth place finish at the Thredbo Slopestyle (see below).
4) Charles Beaton: 267th —> 262nd (EVEN)
• This was Beaton’s first recorded Slopestyle event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed him to enter the rankings in 267th. He was then bumped into 262nd as a result of his sixth place finish at the Thredbo Slopestyle (see below).
5) Tom Heffernan: 434th —> 428th (+6)
• This was Heffernan’s first recorded Slopestyle event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed him to enter the rankings in 434th. He was then bumped into 428th as a result of other athletes’ results dropping off the 52-week window. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Abi Harrigan: 98th —> 65th (+33)
• Harrigan’s win was one of her top 4 Slopestyle results over the course of the last 52 weeks.
2) Mabel Ashburn: 101st —> 66th (+35)
• Ashburn’s second place showing was one of her top 4 Slopestyle results over the course of the last 52 weeks.
3) Lily King: 105th —> 101st (+4)
• This was King’s first recorded Slopestyle event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed her to enter the rankings in 105th. She was then bumped into 101st as a result of other athletes’ results dropping off the 52-week window.
4) Mia Rennie: 104th —> 69th (+35)
• Rennie’s second place finish at this event and her third place showing at the Thredbo Slopestyle (see below) count towards her top 4 Slopestyle results over the course of the last 52 weeks.
5) Millie Evans: 109th —> 105th (+4)
• This was Evan’s first recorded Slopestyle event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed her to enter the rankings in 109th. She was then bumped into 105th as a result of other athletes’ results dropping off the 52-week window. 

Men’s Halfpipe

1) Cameron Waddell: 131st —> 131st (EVEN)
• This was Waddell’s first record Halfpipe event on the AFP World Tour, so he enters the rankings in 131st.
2) Aaron Durlester: 82nd —> 63rd (+19)
• Durlester’s second place showing was one of his top 4 Halfpipe results over the course of the last 52 weeks.
3) Tom Heffernan: 139th —> 139th (EVEN)
• This was Heffernan’s first recorded Halfpipe event on the AFP World Tour, so he enters the rankings in 139th.
4) Gus Young: 143rd —> 143rd (EVEN
• This was Young’s first recorded Halfpipe event on the AFP World Tour, so he enters the rankings in 143rd.
5) Charles Beaton: 146th —> 146th (EVEN)
• This was Beaton’s first recorded Halfpipe event on the AFP World Tour, so he enters the rankings in 146th.

Women’s Halfpipe

1) Abi Harrigan: 58th —> 58th (EVEN)
• This was Harrigan’s first recorded Halfpipe event on the AFP World Tour, so she enters the rankings in 58th.
2) Teagan Firle: 59th —> 59th (EVEN)
• This was Firle’s first recorded Halfpipe event on the AFP World Tour, so she enters the rankings in 59th.
3) Mabel Ashburn: 60th —> 60th (EVEN)
• This was Ashburn’s first recorded Halfpipe event on the AFP World Tour, so she enters the rankings in 60th.
4) Mia Rennie: 61st —> 61st (EVEN)
• This was Rennie’s first recorded Halfpipe event on the AFP World Tour, so she enters the rankings in 61st
5) Lily King: 65th —> 65th (EVEN)
• This was Lily’s first recorded Halfpipe event on the AFP World Tour, so she enters the rankings in 65th. 

THREDBO SLOPESTYLE
Sanctioning Level: Bronze
Discipline: Slopestyle

Men’s Slopestyle

1) Victor White: 494th —> 487th (EVEN)
• This was White’s first recorded Slopestyle event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed him to enter the rankings in 109th. He was then bumped into 487th as a result of other athletes’ results dropping off the 52-week window.
2) Ryley Lucas: 68th —> 61st (+7)
• Lucas’ second place showing was one of his top 4 results over the course of the last 52 weeks.
3) Cade Robinson: 394th —> 134th (+260)
• Robinson’s result and his aforementioned second place finish at the Australian Junior Freeride Championships count towards his top 4 Slopestyle results over the course of the last 52 weeks.
4) Cameron Waddell: 241st —> 237th (+4)
• Wadell’s fourth place finish bumps him into 237th after entering the rankings at 241st thanks to his aforementioned victory at the Australian Junior Freeride Championships.
5) Taiyo Kawai: 258th —> 253rd (+5)
• Kawai’s fifth place finish bumps him into 253rd after entering the rankings at 258th thanks to his aforementioned third place showing at the Australian Junior Freeride Championships. 

Women’s Slopestyle

1) Kat Alexander: 118th —> 114th (+4)
• This was Alexander’s first recorded Slopestyle event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed her to enter the rankings in 118th. She was then bumped into 114th as a result of other athletes’ results dropping off the 52-week window.
2) Isabella Tvede-Jensen: 120th —> 117th (+3)
• This was Tvede-Jensen’s first recorded Slopestyle event on the AFP World Tour, which allowed her to enter the rankings in 120th. She was then bumped into 117th as a result of other athletes’ results dropping off the 52-week window.
3) Mia Rennie: 104th —> 69th (+35)
• Rennie’s third place finish at this event and her aforementioned second place showing at the Australian Junior Freeride Championships count towards her top 4 Slopestyle results over the course of the last 52 weeks.

THREDBO BIG AIR
Sanctioning Level: Bronze
Discipline: Big Air 

Men’s Big Air

1) Jaime Melton: 50th —> 47th (- 3)
• Melton’s victory earned him 345 points, but he has been bumped three spots down as a result of the points he accumulated at last year’s Winter Games NZ Big Air (571.91) dropping off the 52-week window.
2) Cameron Waddell: 176th —> 176th (EVEN)
• This was Waddell’s first recorded Big Air event on the AFP World Tour, so he enters the rankings in 176th.
3) Thomas Waddell: 44th —> 39th (- 6)
• Waddell’s third place showing earned him 315.50 points, but he has been bumped six spots down as a result of the points he accumulated at last year’s Winter Games NZ Big Air (520.06) dropping off the 52-week window.
4) Cade Robinson: 184th —> 184th (EVEN)
• This was Robinson’s first recorded Big Air event on the AFP World Tour, so he enters the rankings in 184th.
5) Charles Beaton: 186th —> 186th (EVEN)
• This was Beaton’s first recorded Big Air event on the AFP World Tour, so he enters the rankings in 186th. 

Women’s Big Air

1) Abi Harrigan: 30th —> 30th (EVEN)
• This was Harrigan’s first recorded Big Air event on the AFP World Tour, so she enters the rankings in 30th.
2) Mabel Ashburn: 34th —> 34th (EVEN)
• This was Ashburn’s first recorded Big Air event on the AFP World Tour, so she enters the rankings in 34th.
3) Mia Rennie: 38th —> 38th (EVEN)
• This was Rennie’s first recorded Big Air event on the AFP World Tour, so she enters the rankings in 38th.

OVERALL RANKINGS

Last but not least, here are some notable movements on the Men’s & Women’s Overall Rankings as a result of the above events…

Men

Cade Robinson: 557th —> 109th (+448)
Cameron Waddell: 221st —> 144th (+335)
Charles Beaton: 262nd —> 180th (+82)
Tom Heffernan: 340th —> 257th (+83) 

Women

Abi Harrigan: 139th —> 80th (+59)
Mia Rennie: 146th —> 97th (+49)

That’s all for now from the AFP World Tour, but stay tuned for another short but sweet rankings update following the conclusion of this week’s Gold-Level One Hit Wonder Big Air at Thredbo, Australia.

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