Darcy Sharpe Wins Third Straight Snowboard Streetstyle in Downtown Breckenridge
Dylan Alito and Seth Hill Take Second and Third
A huge crowd, falling temperatures and progressive urban snowboarding signaled a party on Main Street with Darcy Sharpe continuing his domination of the Snowboard Streetstyle event taking the win with his flawless style.
With a course as innovative as the varied field of competitors, crowds gathered early to watch riders go head- to-head in a jam format filled with hustle and creativity. After an initial 15-foot freefall drop in, riders had their pick of obstacles from corrugated storm drains, to a half buried storage container, down to a classic flat double rail that finished out the course.
“They definitely got it right this year,” said an excited Sharpe. “Dew Tour always makes cool courses, but this one really allowed all of us to ride our best.”
Taking his smooth Canadian style over one feature and onto the next, Sharpe threw down inventive transfers and technical tricks alike, wowing the crowd with tricks like a switch backside 360 creeper slide to switch 360 off. Among a slew of inventive moves, his clean switch 270 lip slide to 270 off on the bottom rail appeared all but effortless, impressing the judges enough to award him the win over a group of standout riders.
Local talent Dylan Alito and Seth Hill took second and third respectively, with Alito busting out ultra smooth frontside 270 tail slides and even a 50-50 to front flip on a box type obstacle.
Hill was arguably the most aggressive rider of the night clocking more runs than anyone and performing the competitions only backflip.
Finally, the best trick award went to Nial Romanek, as the Minnesota native pulled out a switch nose press to switch backside 180 out on the biggest rail feature on the course.
As only Snowboard Streetstyle will do, downtown Breckenridge came alive tonight providing a proper kick off to what will surely be an exciting Dew Tour weekend.