FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
EIGHT SNOWBOARD AND FREESKI OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS TO COMPETE IN DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sage Kotsenburg, Jamie Anderson, Iouri Podladtchikov, Kaitlyn Farrington, Joss Christensen, Maddie Bowman, David Wise and Dara Howell Confirmed to Compete December 11-14 at Breckenridge Ski Resort
Dew Tour Mountain Championships to be Televised December 13-14 on NBC and NBCSN
Burr Ridge, Ill. – November 12, 2014 – The Dew Tour Mountain Championships, the world’s premier annual winter action sports event, returns to the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colo. December 11-14. The four-day event will feature many of the world’s best international snowboard and freeski athletes, including all eight superpipe and slopestyle gold medalists from the Sochi Olympics. In addition, NBC and NBCSN will combine to present seven hours of Dew Tour Mountain Championships coverage, December 13-14.
Athletes competing in the 2014 Dew Tour Mountain Championships include snowboard slopestyle competitors Sage Kotsenburg (USA/ Gold), Mark McMorris (CAN/Bronze), Jamie Anderson (USA/Gold), Enni Rukajarvi (FIN/Silver) and Jenni Jones (GBR/Bronze); snowboard superpipe competitors Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI/Gold), Ayumu Hirano (JPN/Silver), Kaitlyn Farrington (USA/Gold) and Kelly Clark (USA/Bronze); freeski slopestyle competitors, Joss Christensen (USA/Gold), Gus Kenworthy (USA/Silver) , Nick Goepper (USA/Bronze), Dara Howell (CAN/Gold) and Devin Logan (USA/Silver); and freeski superpipe competitors David Wise (USA/Gold), Mike Riddle (CAN/Silver), Kevin Rolland (FRA/Bronze), Maddie Bowman (USA/Gold) and Marie Martinod (FRA/Silver).
In the men’s snowboard superpipe competition, 2014 Winter Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov will face a collection of competitors vying to top the podium, including Ayumu Hirano and Danny Davis. In the women’s snowboard superpipe contest, Winter Olympic gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington and bronze medalist Kelly Clark will compete. The men’s snowboard slopestyle competition will feature Winter Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg against bronze medalist Mark McMorris, while the women’s competition will include Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, silver medalist Enni Rukajarvi and bronze medalist Jenny Jones.
After making its Winter Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games, the sport of freeski will see top international contenders take the stage at the Dew Tour Mountain Championships. In the men’s freeski superpipe contest Olympic gold medalist David Wise will face silver medalist Mike Riddle and bronze medalist Kevin Rolland. The American trio that topped the first-ever Olympic men’s freeski slopestyle podium in Sochi, including gold medalist Joss Christensen, silver medalist Gus Kenworthy and bronze medalist Nick Goepper, will once again be going head-to-head, this time for the coveted Dew Cup. In the women’s freeski slopestyle contest, Olympic gold medalist Dara Howell and silver medalist Devin Logan will be competing.
The 2014 Dew Tour Mountain Championships will be televised, December 13-14 on NBC and NBCSN.
DEW TOUR MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|Saturday, Dec. 13||1 – 3 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday, Dec. 14||1 – 2:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sunday, Dec. 14||1 – 3 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday, Dec. 14||4 – 5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
*All times ET
ABOUT THE DEW TOUR
The Dew Tour consists of four marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is televised on NBC and NBCSN and streamed on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on Eurosport, TVA, Fox Sports Asia, Extreme Sports Channel, MCM, ProSieben and Globosat. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Paul Mitchell, Quiznos and Squatch. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–