“I truly didn’t suppose I’d be world champion right here. I assumed possibly a number of years down the street. It feels good, and I’m actually happy with myself and my workforce. I can not even actually imagine it. It virtually seems like a dream to me. We labored actually onerous for this.” – Troy Podmilsak
BAKURIANI, Georgia (PRWEB)
March 05, 2023
The wins are unstoppable in Georgia! Monster Energy congratulates its workforce of snow sports activities athletes on a powerful efficiency and 6 titles within the Bakuriani 2023 FIS Freestyle Ski, Snowboard and Freeski World Championships sanctioned by the International Ski Federation (FIS) in Georgia, Europe, this week.
In the Men’s Snowboard Big Air occasion on Saturday, 17-year-old Taiga Hasegawa from Aichi, Japan, grew to become the brand new World Champion within the self-discipline with a dominant efficiency. In the Women’s Ski Halfpipe last, 18-year-old Hanna Faulhaber from Aspen, Colorado, took the World Championship title. The Men’s Ski Halfpipe last concluded with 25-year-old Brendan Mackay from Calgary, Canada, taking the win. In the Men’s Ski Big Air self-discipline, 18-year-old Troy Podmilsak (TPOD) from Park City, Utah, claimed the victory whereas Norwegian younger gun Birk Ruud took residence bronze. Also rising to the rostrum, 22-year-old Tess Coady from Australia introduced residence the bronze medal in Women’s Snowboard Big Air, and Megan Oldham claimed bronze in Women’s Ski Big Air.
From February 19 to March 4, 2023, the 2023 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships attracted the world elite of snow spots to Bakuriani, Georgia. At two ski resorts within the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, over 700 ski and snowboard athletes from 40 international locations competed for titles in disciplines together with Slopestyle, Halfpipe, and Big Air.
Overall, Monster Energy athletes claimed a complete of 11 medals (6 gold, 2 silver, and three bronze) at Bakuriani 2023. Aside from Hasegawa (Japan, Snowboard Big Air), our newly minted world champions are Mia Brookes (United Kingdom, Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle) and Birk Ruud from (Norway, Men’s Freeski Slopestyle). Silver medals had been earned by Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (New Zealand, Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle) and Megan Oldham (Canada, Women’s Ski Slopestyle).
Here are the highlights for Team Monster Energy on the ultimate weekend of Bakuriani 2023:
Snowboard Big Air: Monster Energy’s Taiga Hasegawa Earns Men’s World Championship, Tess Coady Takes Bronze in Women’s
On Saturday, the newly added Snowboard Big Air occasion showcased spectacular aerials from the world elite within the self-discipline with over a 70-foot hole leap. Riders had been coping with antagonistic climate circumstances, together with rain, snow, wind, and fog on the mountain at Didveli resort, however the contest nonetheless topped the brand new Big Air World Champions.
When all was stated and performed, the rider with the perfect airs and rotations was a younger upstart: 17-year-old Taiga Hasegawa from Aichi, Japan, who claimed the Snowboard Big Air World Championship title with a standout efficiency.
In his highest-scoring makes an attempt, Hasegawa put down an ideal Cab 1800 mute seize – hitting the takeoff backward and spinning 5 rotations within the air – for 90.00 factors. Maintaining his momentum, Hasegawa adopted up by sending a clear frontside 1800 frontside seize for 87.25 factors and the win. Hasegawa’s mixed rating of 177.25 factors was greater than 20 factors forward of the subsequent competitor – discuss a dominant win! The victory additionally marks the primary Big Air gold in a FIS World Cup for a Japanese snowboarder.
“I’m so pleased. Super pleased. Thank you everybody,” stated Hasegawa upon successful the 2023 Men’s Snowboard Big Air World Championship.
Previously, Hasegawa gained the 2023 Kreischberg Big Air World Cup in January. The Team Japan snowboarder additionally gained 2020/2021 World Junior Snowboarding Championship in Big Air. At age 15, he made historical past because the world’s first rider to land 1800 rotations all 4 methods.
In the Women’s Snowboard Big Air last on Saturday, Monster Energy’s Tess Coady from Melbourne, Australia, rose to the rostrum within the bronze medal place.
Coady’s high-scoring aerials included a flawless double cork bottom 1080 Indy. In her second try, she adopted up with a frontside 900 tailgrab aerial for 153.25 factors and a powerful bronze-medal end. This marks the second profession FIS World Cup podium for Coady.
In 2022, Coady earned the slopestyle bronze medal on the 2022 Beijing Olympics. In January, she claimed silver at X Games Aspen 2023, incomes the primary medal within the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle self-discipline as an Australian rider.
Ski Halfpipe: Monster Energy’s Hanna Faulhaber and Brendan Mackay Crowned New Women’s and Men’s World Champions
In the Women’s Ski Halfpipe last on Saturday, 18-year-old Hanna Faulhaber from Aspen, Colorado, took the World Championship title. Known for her massive airs and technical tips, the Team USA skier actually soared above the competitors in Georgia.
After sitting in second place after Run 2, Faulhaber put down her greatest tips on the third and last try and win the Women’s Ski Halfpipe World Championship. On Run 3, Faulhaber put down a large straight air tail seize, left 900 security, proper aptitude important, and a newly unveiled change proper 720 Japan, and left 540 Japan for 95.75 factors and the win.
“I’m confused. I’m on the verge of tears proper now. I’m simply, so stoked…I can’t imagine it. I’m simply so pleased to be up right here, snowboarding this wonderful pipe with these wonderful individuals to be round,” stated Faulhaber upon successful the World Championship.
Raised within the Monster Army beginner help program, Faulhaber had her breakout season within the 2021/22 marketing campaign incomes top-five finishes in four-out-of-four occasions entered. She additionally earned bronze in her X Games debut at X Games Aspen 2022.
The Men’s Ski Halfpipe last concluded with 25-year-old Brendan Mackay from Calgary, Canada, taking the win. Mackay was main the competitors after second runs however discovered himself leapfrogged by Finland’s Jon Sallinen on run three.
Looking for an ideal run with massive tips, Mackay got here by on his final of three makes an attempt: Combining a change left alley-oop double cork 900 important, change left double 1080 security, proper 900 lead rail, left double 1620 security, and big proper double 1260 security earned the Canadian 97.25 factors and the gold medal.
“I used to be actually hoping I might simply put some runs down, and placing down the primary run felt nice, however I used to be fairly rattling certain I used to be going to wish extra as a result of everyone seems to be snowboarding so effectively,” stated Mackay upon successful the Men’s Ski Halfpipe title.
Mackay completed his 2022/23 FIS World Cup season and Crystal Globe race in second place.
Ski Big Air: Monster Energy’s Troy Podmilsak Claims Men’s World Championship Title,
In the Men’s Ski Big Air self-discipline, 18-year-old Troy Podmilsak (TPOD) from Park City, Utah, claimed the victory. Currently using for the Monster Army help program, the Team USA skier additionally landed a never-been-done trick in competitors.
In the ultimate session that includes ten certified riders, Podmilsak surprised the competitors regardless of qualifying into the ultimate in final place. On his first try, he pulled out a technical change proper double bio 1980 security to begin off on a powerful 91.25-point rating.
Maintaining his robust momentum, Podmilsak went the place no different went earlier than: Landing the first-ever proper triple cork 2160 mute in a ski competitors incomes 95.50 factors as the very best rating of the day. With a mixed complete rating of 187.75 factors, the American rookie claimed the Bakuriani 2023 Men’s Ski Big Air gold medal.
“I truly didn’t suppose I’d be world champion right here. I assumed possibly a number of years down the street. It feels good, and I’m actually happy with myself and my workforce. I can not even actually imagine it. It virtually seems like a dream to me. We labored actually onerous for this,” stated Podmilsak upon successful the Men’s Ski Big Air title in Georgia.
Speaking on the never-been-done 2160 aerial, Podmilsak stated: “That was the primary time I’ve ever performed it! I did it on the airbag a number of occasions and didn’t actually land it. I simply went for the win at the moment. I did not’’ need to get second place. I simply needed to win. That’s the primary time I’ve ever actually landed it, ever.”
Podmilsak was joined on the rostrum by 22-year-old Birk Ruud from Oslo, Norway, within the bronze-medal place. Ruud has earned podium finishes in each FIS Freeski competitors within the 2022/23 season, and stored the streak occurring Saturday.
In his first run, Ruud put down an ideal change left triple cork 1980 mute seize. On his second run, he adopted up with a left double bio 1800 mute for a mixed rating of 183.50 factors for the bronze medal, only one level behind Austria’s Lukas Muellauer in second place.
Earlier this week, Ruud ended a dominant FIS World Cup season by successful the Men’s Freeski Slopestyle World Championship title at Bakuriani. In 2022, Ruud gained the gold medal in Men’s Ski Big Air on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Also claiming a podium spot, 21-year-old Megan Oldham from Canada claimed bronze in Women’s Ski Big Air. Oldham was coming in scorching after touchdown the first-ever girls’s triple cork aerial to win X Games Big Air gold at X Games Aspen 2023 in January.
On her first try, Oldham stomped an ideal left double cork 1080 mute. Keeping the tips coming, she posted a change left double cork 1080 Japan on run two, and Oldham took residence bronze.
This third-place end is the second medal of the Bakuriani 2023 World Championships for Oldham after her Slopestyle silver medal. It additionally marks the third World Championships medal of her profession.
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