2015 Event Wrapped
"The top 8 jumps were triples... I haven't seen a finals go down like that ever. It was crazy!" - GoPro Athlete, Jesper Tjäder, 2nd place.
Swedish skier, Oscar Wester (1st), edges out his Olympic teammate Tjäder (2nd) as well as Australian favourite Russ Henshaw in the one of the most fierce big air finals seen on the AFP World Tour.
The 2015 Big Air. Play it fullscreen and turn up the volume.
The podium was rounded out by New Zealand’s Jackson Wells (3rd) ahead of Toyota One Hit Wonder veterans Henshaw (5th), Salomon athlete James “Woodsy” Woods (4th) and Swiss Freeski national team member Jonas Hunziker (6th).
1st: Oscar Wester (SWE), 2nd Jesper Tjader (SWE), 3rd: Jackson Wells (NZL)
Wester made it through a tough qualifying heat which featured some of the top ranked skiers in the world, including defending 2014 champion Elias Ambühl from Switzerland. The 21 year old newcomer had put the more experienced competitors on notice during practice with consistently big jumps before holding it together right to the end by scoring a 93.6 on his final jump of the day – a highly technical triple cork 1620. Unfortunately Ambühl crashed both qualifying jumps and had to watch from the sidelines.
The crowd edged closer to watch the battle for 2nd and 3rd unfold between GoPro athlete Tjäder and Jackson Wells, who beat both his older brothers into the finals with his stylish triple cork 1080. Tjäder was trailing behind Jackson’s score of 90 after the first run but on the last jump of the competition was able to bump it up to a personal best of 91.3 and into the silver positionwith an enormous switch triple cork 1260.
“This was the most insane final I’ve ever competed in. The jump was perfect so there was no excuse not to hold back. Everyone knew that would be the only way to win and it showed in the level of skiing here today – it was nuts!” – Team GB athlete, James “Woodsy” Woods, 4th place.
Evan McEachran, killing it.
The relaxed Game Show event went down on Saturday which saw skiers pick a team-mate out of a hat before planning a strategy to impress the judges over the course of three rounds; 1080, 1260 & 1440. The combined rotations of each team had to equal the corresponding round. A huge upset ensued when crowd favourites Thomas Waddell and Oscar Wester overrated the second round (which involved an impressive big mountain routine), copping a huge points deduction and allowing Jesper Tjader and Evan McEachran to win the day with their heavily coordinated aerial combat.
For those of you at home who like to play along, the OHW GoPro Challenge is giving you the chance to win a trip to Thredbo Alpine Resort and a GoPro HERO4 Silver camera, plus mounts and accessories. Whether it’s skiing down blue runs, hucking off kickers or having a snowball fight, show us how much fun you have in the snow by submitting a short GoPro clip at onehitwonderevent.com under the ON THE MOUNTAIN tab until October 5th.
"The top 8 jumps were triples... I haven't seen a finals go down like that ever. It was crazy!" -
Swedish skier, Oscar Wester (1st), edges out his Olympic teammate Jesper Tjäder (2nd) as well
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