McMorris beats Sandbech for slopestyle success in Breckenridge
Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris won the men’s slopestyle at the Dew Tour on Sunday, highlighting Canadian success in Breckenridge, Colorado over the weekend.
McMorris’ opening run score of 94.40 was enough to put him ahead of Olympic silver medallist Stale Sandbech of Norway, who couldn’t better his 90.00 opening effort on the second run. Another Canadian, Darcy Sharpe, was third with 87.00 points.
McMorris had finished third behind Sandbech and American Sage Kotsenburg in Olympic men’s slopestyle at Sochi 2014.
Last week in Beijing, McMorris finished second to fellow Canadian Max Parrot at the Air + Style big air competition that has three stops in the 2015-16 season, with Innsbruck and Los Angeles being the last two. Parrot was fourth in the slopestyle on Sunday in Breckenridge.
Sharpe’s sister Cassie, a freestyle skier, was second in women’s ski superpipe earlier over the weekend, while snowboarder Spencer O’Brien delivered a clutch final run for second place in women’s slopestyle.