Crested Butte’s Aaron Blunck wins again, this time at world champs
Crested Butte’s Aaron Blunck found gold yet again, and this time it was for a world championship.
Saturday in Sierra Nevada, Spain, Blunck won the ski halfpipe competition at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships to cap off the season. Blunck also won ski pipe gold earlier this winter at X Games in Aspen.
“I could not be more stoked,” Blunck said in a news release. “This is the best season I’ve ever had and it’s been like a dream come true for me. I’ve just wanted to have as much fun as possible and this season it feels like that’s all it’s been.”
Blunck won with a score of 91.80 on his second run, which consisted of a switch left double cork 900 Japan, switch right double cork 1080 Japan, left 900 tail, and right double cork 1260 tail.
Taking second among the men in Spain was Canada’s Mike Riddle, while France’s Kevin Rolland was third. Fellow Americans David Wise (Reno, Nevada) and Birk Irving (Winter Park) took fourth and fifth. Telluride’s Gus Kenworthy was 10th.
Vermont’s Devin Logan was the lone American on the podium in the women’s ski pipe competition.
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