Mike Riddle Lands in First For Men’s Freeki Superpipe Semi-Final
Day two of the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships started off with the Men’s Freeski Superpipe Semi-Final breaking in the day under semi-clear skies and no winds.
The semi-final format consisted of 21 freeskiers, one of whom rose through the Free Flow Tour ranks, each taking two runs during a single heat of two rounds with only their best score counting. Considering only the top ten skiers will be moving on to the finals, the semi-final level of competition resembled a winner-take-all attitude from the athletes.
Once the final skier had made his way down the pipe, the best score of the day went to Mike Riddle and his first run of the day. Riddle was able to secure himself the top spot early on and will be back for finals to step his game up. His run consisted of a double 1260, right 900, left 900, flatspin 360, switch left 900 and a switch right 900.
“It felt pretty amazing to win today. They narrowed it down from three stops to one this year. It is a pretty big deal. They are reallypulling out all the stops, so it felt pretty good to come out on top. I am feeling real strong this year and can’t wait for finals.”
David Wise and Justin Dorey rounded out the top three from semis respectively.
With the stacked lineup of riders set to go in finals, be excited to watch them on Friday at 5p.m. ET either in person or on TV on the NBC Sports Network – where a never-before-seen cable-cam angle will be showcasing the action!
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1st Place – Mike Riddle 87.75
2nd Place – David Wise 87.00
3rd Place – Justin Dorey 86.50
4th Place – Kevin Rolland 86.00
5th Place – Matt Margetts 85.75
6th Place – Byron Wells 82.50
7th Place – Tanner Hall 80.75
8th Place – Thomas Krief 80.50
9th Place – Ben Valentin 79.00
10th Place – Taylor Seaton 77.75
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