X Games Aspen 2021 Day Three News and Results

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X Games Aspen 2021 Day Three News and Results

Rookie Henricksen Adds Second Gold Medal with Jeep Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle; Goepper Takes First Gold Since 2015 in Jeep Men’s Ski Slopestyle; Anderson Goes Double Gold with Pacifico Women’s Big Air; Totsuka Wins First Gold in Monster Energy Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe; Marcus Kleveland On Top in The Real Cost Men’s Snowboard Big Air; Harlaut Wins Golden Knuckles in Wendy’s Ski Knuckle Huck

X Games Aspen 2021 wrapped up today, with a jam-packed Sunday filled with Jeep Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle, Jeep Men’s Ski Slopestyle, Pacifico Women’s Snowboard Big Air, Monster Energy Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe, The Real Cost Men’s Snowboard Big Air and Wendy’s Ski Knuckle Huck.  The 20th annual event, live from Buttermilk Mountain, was the first-ever with no spectators in attendance.

The day began with sunny skies and perfect conditions for the Jeep Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle competition. For the first time since 2009, an American topped the podium as rookie Dusty Henrickson earned his second gold medal in his rookie X Games event. At just 17 years old, Dusty became the first snowboarder to win two gold medals in his rookie appearance. His second run was highlighted by technical rails and stylish jumps, including a Cab hardway 270 bringback, a backside 1440 Weddle grab and a double crippler double grab melon to stalefish. Stylemaster Rene Rinnekangas took silver and Mons Roisland took bronze, landing his switch backside double cork 1620 tailgrab for the first time at X Games. 

American Nick Goepper is one of only three skiers who have won Jeep Men’s Ski Slopestyle more than once, and he returned to the top of the podium for the first time since 2015 today. Nick took an early lead and watched the rest of the field shuffle below him after that. Goepper had the most technical rail sections of the competition and spun his jumps in all four directions. His third run was his best with a left 270 to forward right 450 pretzel, 270 switch on pretzel 450, switch left 270 pretzel 450, left double cork 1260 tail grab, switch right double 1260 Weddle grab, right double cork 1260 tailgrab and switch left double cork 900 Japan. Norwegian Ferdinand Dahl took silver and Canadian Evan McEachran bronze. 

Although Jamie Anderson has long been dubbed the queen of Slopestyle, in today’s Pacifico Women’s Snowboard Big Air competition she proved she’s also Big Air royalty. In her second run, Jamie landed a frontside double cork 1080 Weddle grab and a cab double cork 1080 Weddle grab to land the top spot.  Silver medalist Miyabi Onitsuka had the single highest scored run in the competition with a first-in-women’s-competition cab double cork 1260 Weddle grab, earning her a 47. Kiwi Zoi Sadowski-Synnott added her second medal of the weekend with bronze.

After settling for silver in 2019 and 2020, Yuto Totsuka took his first gold medal in Monster Energy Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe. Throwing down a frontside double cork 1440 frontside grab, cab double cork 1260 Indy, switch backside 1080 Indy, backside double cork 1260 Weddle grab and a frontside double cork 1260 frontside grab, he bested two-time defending gold medalist Scotty James, who settled for silver, and fellow Japanese rider and rookie Ruka Hirano, who took bronze.

In one of the most progressive showcases of snowboarding, The Real Cost Men’s Snowboard Big Air saw five of the eight riders’ combined scores total over 90 points. Marcus Kleveland raised the bar, landing the first-ever backside quad cork 1800 Indy  grab for a score of 48. His second trick was a cab 1800 switch Weddle grab for another 48. Sven Thorgren landed two different 1800s, which he learned during practice, to take silver. Mons Roisland also landed a frontside 1800 melon grab to earn his second medal of the day with bronze. 

The style king Henrik Harlaut closed out the event winning the golden knuckles in Wendy’s Ski Knuckle Huck. 

Championship Sunday certainly delivered during the ​RLCS X Games: North American Regional​. The final six ​Rocket League​ teams left in the tournament fought to become ​RLCS X Games ​Champions, but only one would rise to claim the gold medals. In the end, it came down to Rogue and NRG Esports in the Grand Finals. Coming from the Lower Bracket, NRG Esports reset the bracket in a heart-pounding, Game 7 overtime. That meant another Best-of-7 was on the way, but this time Rogue fended off NRG Esports with a 4-0 sweep that earned them the RLCS X Games Championship. It was a fitting ending to one of the most epic ​Rocket League events of the ​RLCS X ​season.

In addition to all of the full broadcasts being available on X Games YouTube, ABC will deliver two hours of X Games Aspen anthology programming on Saturday, February 7 and Saturday, February 14, both at 3 p.m. ET. For more information on upcoming X Games content and events, please visit www.XGames.com

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Grace Coryell     ESPN Communications, 818-585-3696, [email protected] 
Olivia Wilson      ESPN Communications, 904-303-3538, [email protected]

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Results

Jeep Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

1. Dusty Henricksen (USA)

2. Mons Roisland (NOR)

3. Rene Rinnekangas (FIN)

4. Judd Henkes (USA)

5. Marcus Kleveland (NOR)

6. Red Gerard (USA)

7. Sven Thorgren (SWE)

8. Stale Sandbech (NOR)

9. Lyon Farrell (USA)

10. Sebastien Toutant (CAN)

Gold – Dusty Henricksen

Silver – Mons Roisland

Bronze – Rene Rinnekangas

Jeep Men’s Ski Slopestyle

1. Nick Goepper (USA)

2. Ferdinand Dahl (NOR)

3. Evan McEachran (CAN)

4. Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (CAN)

5. Andri Ragettli (SUI)

6. Alex Hall (USA)

7. Colby Stevenson (USA)

8. Fabian Boesch (SUI)

9. James Woods (GBR)

10. Quinn Wolferman (USA)

Gold – Nick Goepper

Silver – Ferdinand Dahl

Bronze – Evan McEachran

Pacifico Women’s Snowboard Big Air

1. Jamie Anderson (USA); 89

2. Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN); 86

3. Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (NZL); 86

4. Laure Blouin (CAN); 85

5. Reira Iwabuchi (JPN); 84

6. Kokomo Murase (JPN); 80

7. Anna Gasser (AUT); 76

8. Julia Marino (USA); 63

Gold – Jamie Anderson

Silver – Miyabi Onitsuka

Bronze – Zoi Sadowski-Synnott

Monster Energy Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe

1. Yuto Totsuka (JPN)

2. Scotty James (AUS)

3. Ruka Hirano (JPN)

4. Taylor Gold (USA)

5. Joey Okesson (USA)

6. Chase Blackwell (USA)

7. Jan Scherrer (SUI)

Gold – Yuto Totsuka

Silver – Scotty James

Bronze – Ruka Hirano

The Real Cost Men’s Snowboard Big Air

1. Marcus Kleveland (NOR); 96

2. Sven Thorgren (SWE); 95

3. Mons Roisland (NOR); 93

4. Chris Corning (USA); 92

5. Takeru Otsuka (JPN); 91

6. Yuki Kadono (JPN); 71

7. Dusty Henricksen (USA); 57

8. Rene Rinnekangas (FIN); 55

Gold – Marcus Kleveland

Silver – Sven Thorgren

Bronze – Mons Roisland

Wendy’s Ski Knuckle Huck

Gold – Henrik Harlaut (SWE)

Full Post-Competition Interviews with Medalists

 

The password for each interview is Xg4mes21!

 

Jeep Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Dusty Henricksen, Mons Roisland, Rene Rinnekangas

 

Jeep Men’s Ski Slopestyle

Nick Goepper, Ferdinand Dahl, Evan McEachran

 

Pacifico Women’s Snowboard Big Air

Jamie Anderson, Miyabi Onitsuka, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott

 

Monster Energy Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe

Yuto Totsuka, Scotty James, Ruka Hirano

 

The Real Cost Men’s Snowboard Big Air

Marcus Kleveland, Sven Thorgren, Mons Roisland

 

Video News Release 

 

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Based out of Austin, Texas, Olivia Wilson is a communications manager focusing on ESPN+, The Walt Disney Company's leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. Prior to joining the DMED Communications team, Wilson worked in ESPN Communications on X Games, Marketing and Corporate Citizenship for five years. Wilson is a proud graduate of Florida State University.
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