2017 U.S. GRAND PRIX AT COPPER: HALFPIPE RESULTS

The 2017 Grand Prix stop at Copper Mountain featured a Men's and Women's Superpipe event in extremely snowy conditions on Friday. 

R: Hannah Teter | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Hannah Teter | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

Women's Superpipe Finals:

A stacked lineup of riders from around the world didn't let the continuous snowfall stop them down from bringing their all to the table on Friday in the Mein Vein Superpipe at Copper Mountain. 16 year old American, Chloe Kim put down a very solid run that gave her the victory for the second consecutive year with a score of 95.50. Second place went to Chinise rider Jiayu Liu, who also had an impressive run while battling the elements. Another rider from China, Xuetong Cai, took third with a great run. Some notable American riders who didn't make the podium were Elena Hight who placed fifth, and Hanhah Teter who came in sixth in the competition. 

Final Scores:

Chloe Kim  99.50

Jiayu Liu  91.00

Xuetong Cai  89.25

R: Chloe Kim | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Chloe Kim | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Xuetong Cai | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Xuetong Cai | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Elena Hight | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Elena Hight | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

Men's Superpipe Finals:

The poor visibility and slower conditions didn't seem to affect the guys on Friday as they took to the Mein Vein Superpipe in hopes of a victory. Swiss rider Pat Burgener came out swinging with a switch backside double cork, that had previously never been landed before in a competition! His solid run was more than enough to claim victory. Second Place went to another Swiss rider, Iouri Podlatchikov or iPod, who also stomped a very strong run in the snowy conditions. American rider Chase Josey, who claimed a second place victory earlier this season, was awarded third place for his solid run which included a switch double crippler. Some other notable American riders who missed the podium were Louie Vito who snagged fifth, Greg Bretz who came in ninth, and Danny Davis who placed tenth.

Final Scores:

Pat Burgener  96.25

Iouri Podlatchikov  96.00

Chase Josey  93.75

R: Iouri Podlatchikov | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Iouri Podlatchikov | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Chase Josey | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Chase Josey | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Greg Bretz | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

R: Greg Bretz | P: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort