This week we've been following the Red Bull Cold Rush at Silverton Mountain from afar, and today we have the results in after the athletes voted last night in the peer-judged competition.
Dane Tudor came out on top in the men's competition, beating out Pep Fujas and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa for the top spot; Rachael Burks dominated the women's field, beating out Jackie Passo, and Michelle Parker.
Here's a recap and video highlights from both the Slopestyle and Big Mountain competitions, via Red Bull Media House:
Tudor owned the Big Mountain day as he dropped into the Pequeño chute, launching a quick air off a rock, blasting through the Hourglass section of the course before launching a huge 25+ foot rock chute dubbed the Broom Closet. Then on the Slopestyle day he threw down a super clean line with a tailgrab off the Mine Cart rail, a super stylie 720 and a switch 540 off the Castle jump to earn the respect of his fellow competitors.
"I'm just super stoked. Everyone out here just kills it, so to be on top at Red Bull Cold Rush is just awesome. I'm really hyped as I'm heading up to Alaska this week so carrying this win up there is gonna make it a great time," said Tudor following his win. Tudor added, "I said this to someone the other day. A lot of events are panel judged, and a lot of times you're like 'this person shouldn't have gotten this score or this person should have got that score', so when I heard we're judging ourselves I was hyped as the athletes we want there are making the decisions."
On the Women's side, Rachael Burks stomped the biggest line of the Big Mountain day dropping into the Grande, dropping a rocky section before heading skiers right into an even bigger cliff drop. Then during the Slopestyle competition, Burks put together a clean line airing off the step-up and transferring over the knuckle before sending the biggest backflip of the day off the Castle jump.
"It's the biggest honor and I'm so stoked that I don't really have words. I've never been on a number one podium but to be on the podium at Red Bull Cold Rush is the biggest deal in the whole world and I'm just elated."
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