Monster Energy’s Birk Ruud takes first place in Men’s Freeski Slopestyle at the 2021/2022 FIS Freeski Slopestyle World Cup season opener in Stubai | New


STUBAI, Austria, November 21, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Slopestyle season has started on a high note! Monster Energy congratulates Birk Ruud by winning first place in the Men’s Freeski Slopestyle in Stubai, Austria, Saturday. At the opening of the 2021/22 FIS Slopestyle Freeski World Cup season, the 21-year-old from Oslo, Norway, took the victory in a battle against the best riders in the sport. He was joined on the podium by his 23-year-old Norwegian compatriot Ferdinand Dahl In third place.

Also doing a great performance, 30 years old Sarah hoefflin of Geneva, Switzerland won second place in the hotly contested women’s freeski slopestyle final.

As the official opening of the 2021/22 FIS Slopestyle Freeski World Cup season, this weekend’s competition took place in the legendary Stubai Glacier resort in the Austrian mountains. Broadcast live on ORF1 and Eurosport1 and live on skiworldcup.live, the event showcased the world’s elite Freeski Slopestyle.

The stakes were high with just three Slopestyle World Cup competitions until the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at February 2022. The riders were looking to win points for the World Cup season and a total 50,000 CHF in prize money.

In the men’s Freeski Slopestyle final on Saturday, the 16 qualified riders came from Austria, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, as good as UK and United States. The perfectly sculpted Stubai Zoo Snowpark provided the backdrop for the world-class Slopestyle, offering a plethora of rails, jib obstacles and a section with high jumps for the great outdoors.

In perfect weather conditions on the glacier, Monster Energy Birk Ruud ranked among the top contenders and former 2019/20 FIS World Cup champion in the Big Air discipline. In October, the 21-year-old from Oslo had already won third place in the first FIS Freeski Big Air competition of the season.

Saturday allowed Ruud to demonstrate his complete skills in Slopestyle. In his very first run in the final, Ruud pulled off a perfect routine including a left double jump 1620 mute grab, a right double 1440 safe grab. In the rail section he fine-tuned a left slide from 270 to 450 on the outside, disaster right from 450 forward, a switch on a back slide and a very technical change to the left from 450 catastrophic for 87.60 points and victory ahead from Canada Max Moffatt in second place.

“My day was really good. My practice was not very good, but I managed to focus and find my inner focus in the composition. I’m super happy. Really happy to see all the boys there. Kill him. It’s amazing, “said Ruud of Monster Energy after winning the FIS Freeski Slopestyle World Cup at Stubai. “I’m going to celebrate this one and then focus on the next one. There’s always competition coming up, so I have to keep my head straight and keep my feet on the ground.”

Saturday’s victory marks the second Slopestyle World Cup victory in Ruud’s career. The Norwegian started competing internationally at a young age. In 2016, the pro rookie won gold in freeski slopestyle at the Youth Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Since then he has become a top competitor and won the Big Air Crystal Globe Trophy of the FIS World Cup 2020. Ruud also has four X Games medals (2 gold, 2 silver) to his name. .

Also claiming a place on the podium, the 23-year-old Monster Energy rider Ferdinand Dahl of Norway took his bag of technical tips on the downhill course. A selection of highly advanced rail tricks, including a 270-lip to 270-lip left mixer switch on a supercharged right side on the S-rail combo, earned Dahl a score of 86.06 points in his second. round for third place. This is the ninth podium in Dahl’s World Cup career.

In the women’s freeski Slopestyle event on Saturday, the Swiss team rider Sarah hoefflin fell among the podium favorites after finishing the previous FIS World Cup season in third place in Slopestyle. In October 2021, the 30-something Geneva won second place in the Women’s Big Air Freeski at the FIS World Cup in Chur, Switzerland, in front of a local crowd.

The eight best riders of the final represented Austria, Canada, Estonia, Norway, Switzerland, the UK and United States. As the session at Stubai began, Olympic gold medalist Hoefflin proved her consistency and penchant for technical tricks on the stacked downhill course.

On his first run, Hoefflin put together a perfect routine including a 1080 double wobble switch on the first move, followed by a rail line including a 270 blind as well as a frontside switchup. Releasing elegant tunes in the jumping section scored 80.30 points. The rider of the Swiss national team won second place behind estonia Kelly Sildaru first.

Taking second place at Stubai marks Hoefflin’s twelfth career World Cup podium. After graduating in neuroscience in 2013, she discovered professional freestyle skiing relatively late in her career. But his track record in competition is unprecedented: Hoefflin won gold in slopestyle at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. That same year, she also won gold in Women’s Big Air Skiing at the 2018 X Games Aspen and now holds four X Games medals. In April 2021, Hoefflin was crowned “Rule of the Week” at the Audi Nines snow sports media event.

Stay tuned as the season continues at the FIS Visa Big Air Freeski World Cup presented by Toyota from 3-4 December 2021, at the Steamboat Resort in Colorado.

To know more about Birk Ruud, Sarah hoefflin, Ferdinand Dahl and the Monster Energy Snow Sports Team, visit http://www.monsterenergy.com. Also be sure to follow Monster Energy on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TIC Tac for exclusive updates of the 2021/2022 Freeski season.

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