FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
COLLECTION OF SOCHI GAMES HOPEFULS TO COMPETE AT DEW TOUR ION MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. DECEMBER 12-15
Confirmed Athletes Include: Shaun White, Louie Vito, Kelly Clark and Torin Yater-Wallace
Winter Action Sports Festival Will Serve as Season’s First USSA Selection Event
Stamford, Conn. – November 14, 2013 – The Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships returns to Breckenridge, Colo., December 12-15, featuring the world’s top freeski and snowboard athletes, including Shaun White, Louie Vito, Danny Davis, Kelly Clark, Torin Yater-Wallace and Bobby Brown, competing in superpipe and slopestyle competitions. The event will serve as the first official US Ski and Snowboard Association Olympic team selection event of the 2013-2014 season, and the first ever USSA selection event for freeski slopestyle, freeski superpipe and snowboarding slopestyle disciplines.
The iON Mountain Championships will bring together the country’s top male and female pro superpipe and slopestyle athletes, along with an array of international talent looking to capture the Dew Cup.
NBC Sports Group will feature more than four hours of live coverage of the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, from Breckenridge, Colo. Coverage begins Saturday, December 14 at Noon ET on NBC, and continues through the weekend on NBC and NBCSN. All practice, qualifying, and finals will be streamed live on DewTour.com.
Two time Olympic snowboard half pipe gold-medalist Shaun White (2006, 2010) will attempt to emphasize his dominance in the superpipe, while also showcasing his skills in slopestyle. In addition, Olympic half pipe gold-medalists Kelly Clark (2006) and Australian Torah Bright (2010) will compete in the women’s superpipe contest. US Olympic snowboarding slopestyle hopeful Jamie Anderson will compete as well.
“I’m stoked the Dew Tour is the first Olympic team qualifier. You can guarantee the pipe will be great and everyone comes out for the contest swinging,” said Scotty Lago, 2010 Olympic half pipe bronze-medalist .
Showcasing their skills in men’s and women’s superpipe will be top contenders Torin Yater-Wallace, David Wise, Simon Dumont, Maddie Bowman and Devin Logan. The slopestyle contest will be dominated by Breckenridge native Bobby Brown, and heavy hitters Tom Wallisch and Gus Kenworthy, who are all hungry for valuable USSA selection points. Logan will be pulling double duty at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, as she will also be competing in the slopestyle contest against top contenders including Grete Eliasson.
“I couldn’t be more excited that the Dew Tour is the first USSA selection event this December,” said Yater-Wallace. “The event always brings out the best competition, so it will be the perfect way for freeskiers to make our statement as we prepare for our first Games in Sochi.”
NIKE SNOWBOARDING STREETSTYLE
The iON Mountain Championships will once again host a streetstyle event in downtown Breckenridge, Colo.. The contest will highlight snowboarding’s best urban talent on a collection of street features under the lights on Washington St.
DEW TOUR TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|Sat., December 14||Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final||NBC||Noon|
|Sun., December 15||Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final||NBC||Noon|
|Sun., December 15||Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|Sun., December 15||Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final (taped)||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
*All times listed are ET. Schedules are subject to change.
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