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Corning Seventh, Henricksen 10th in Kreischberg Big Air

By Leann Bentley
January, 14 2023
Chris Corning
Chris Corning in the Visa Big Air presented by Toyota contest earlier this season. (Mike Dawson - U.S. Ski & Snowboard)

U.S. Snowboard Team athletes Chris Corning and Dusty Henricksen both landed top-ten finishes in the Big Air contest in Kreischberg, Austria for the fourth snowboard Big Air contest of the season. On the site of the 2015 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships, the jump was in excellent condition for the nighttime event despite the low snowfall across much of Europe. 

Corning finished the day in seventh through three jumps and Henrickson was 10th, respectively. 

On the second run, Corning went big and and landed the top score out of all the competitors and ended the day with a combined score of 307.30 but Japan won the day, with Taiga Hasegawa, Ryoma Kimata and Kira Kimura in first, second and third. 

Going into the contest, Corning was tied with Janne Korpi with seven career World Cup titles, three in slopestyle, two in big air and two overall. Corning was second in the Visa Big Air presented by Toyota in Copper Mountain, Colo., earlier this season and is considered one of the most experienced, talented and driven competitors on the circuit. 

For Henrickson, he is a strong competitor among the strong field of 50 riders and showed his strength finishing in the top 10. 

There were no U.S. women competing in this snowboard Big Air contest.


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