A smoking gun with a hairline trigger… This event is always cocked and loaded, ready to blow minds. Today’s qualifications were no exception and the Jon Olsson Invitational continues on its path of destruction…
A short weather scare deterred the riders none as they took to the jump harder than ever. Eventually, the winds died down and after a short riders’ meeting it was decided that the event would go on immediately wasting no momentum. And so it did. In front of a huge crowd of curious locals and ski enthusiasts, the riders shook off the night before – let it not be forgotten – with double and triple corks almost immediately.
Although all of the riders made it through to qualifications – the unstable weather caused the cancelation of the eliminations initially planned –
it was Oscar Wester, Jesper Tjader and Henrik Harlaut who claimed the top three spots, each with a style their own. In the end, it was Oscar’s triple 1620 that spun him into the judge’s heart.
Meters below, the name of the game was speed as Olympic gold medalists of a different caliber took to the Betsafe Alpine Challenge course. In anticipation of the races to come, Julia Mancuso and Matthias Mayer among a few of the other world’s best inspected the course. With multiple drops, tight turns and a dramatic head-to-head format, the stage is set…
With unobstructed views, drinks on ice and the greatest company you could ask for, the Betsafe lounge was prime and if you are around for the finals tomorrow make your way to the bar for an atmosphere that truly defines the event.
And if you are not around, stay tuned here at World of Betsafe for our coverage of the finals tomorrow!
1. Oscar Wester 87,33
2. Jesper Tjäder 85,67
3.Henrik Harlaut 84,00
4. Torin Yater-Wallace 83,00
5. Alexander Aurdal 82,67
6. Fabian Bösch 81,67
7. Alex Beaulieu-Marchans 80,67
8. Vincent Gagnier 80,00
9. Johan Berg 78,67
10. PK Hunder 77,33
11. Roby Franco 72,67
12. Alex Bellemare 72,00
13. Lars Björum 71,67
14. Espen Bergh 70,00
15. Joss Christiansen 69,00
16. Matt Walker 69,00
17. Frej Jönsson 67,67
18. Christof Schenk 66,33
19. Elias Ambühl 65,33
20. John Brown 58,00
21. Noah Morrison 19,67
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