Marino Takes Home the Win in Calgary, Henricksen Second
The U.S. Snowboard team had a big showing across the board in Calgary, highlighted by pro athletes Julia Marino and Dusty Henrickesen, who are on a hot streak after both winning in Mammoth and taking first and second in Calgary.
The Calgary Snow Rodeo hosted its second World Cup of the season, in perfect timing for athletes to get one more contest under their belt before some of the team travels to Georgia (the country!) for the 2023 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships. With both the men and women competing in slopestyle and halfpipe, the U.S. had several athletes not only advance to finals but many in the top-five.
Julia Marino took home her second first-place trophy of the past two weeks. She won the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, traveled straight to Calgary and walked away with another win. For the men, Dusty Henricksen also shined, by taking home second-place a week after being atop the podium in Mammoth.
Marino and Henricksen Atop FIS Overall Standings
Marino, who made it clear that she would be hard to beat from the get-go, kept the momentum rolling into the finals, where she threw down a perfect 50-50 to frontside lipslide to fakie on the rail section to a switch backside bluntslide cork 900 weddle and backside 720 melon. She finished the slopestyle finals with a high score of 78.36 and nabbed her seventh career World Cup win. With her win in the Calgary Snow Rodeo, Marino takes hold of the top spot on the FIS Snowboard slopestyle World Cup standings - 83 points ahead of her nearest competitor. With the yellow bib in hand, Marino also moved into third place on the Park & Pipe overall standings.
Henricksen has had a break-out season with three podiums, one win and two second places. Going into World Championships, Henricksen also takes the number one spot in the FIS Snowboard slopestyle standings, and similar to Marino, is third overall for the Park & Pipe overall FIS standings.
Along with Henricksen, there were several U.S. men in the finals. Chris Corning, who is coming off a podium result in Mammoth finished the weekend in the top-10, in ninth. Along with Corning, there were four more in the finals. Jake Canter had a great run and landed himself in the fifth position, with Brock Crouch not far behind in seventh. Fynn Bullock-Womble was 14th and Sean FitzSimons 15th.