Flat light at Quebec's Stoneham Mountain Resort troubled competitors in World Cup slopestyle. (photo: Renaud Philippe)

Marino and Toutant Shine at Quebec Slopestyle World Cup

Stoneham (QC), Canada – America’s Julia Marino and host country favorite Sebastien Toutant claimed victory in the penultimate slopestyle World Cup event of the 2016-17 season, which was staged at Stoneham Mountain Resort on SUnday as part of the 2017 Jamboree presented by Vidéotron Mobile.

Facing flat light and some challenging conditions, Marino — who placed second in Saturday night’s big air final in nearby Quebec City — secured her career’s second victory and her first in slopestyle, thanks to her first run in the two runs, best one counts finals to earn a score of 76.43.

“I had a really fun time today although we had some flat light, but as the conditions were consistent it was good,” said Marino, of Westport, Conn. “However, it definitely wasn’t easy. All the girls put down their hardest runs. But its cool, we push each other.”

Flat light at Quebec's Stoneham Mountain Resort on Sunday hampered competitors in World Cup slopestyle. (photo: Renaud Philippe)
Flat light at Quebec’s Stoneham Mountain Resort on Sunday hampered competitors in World Cup slopestyle. (photo: Renaud Philippe)

Marino led a 1-2-punch from the U.S. team, with Olympic champion and new slopestyle World Cup leader Jamie Anderson sitting in second position (72.78). Local favorite Brooke Voigt of Canada earned a 67.43 to round out the women’s podium in third.

“I’m super happy to put one down after a super tough week here,” added South Lake Tahoe, Calif.’s Anderson. “I lost my bags which just showed up yesterday. So it was all new gear with which I wasn’t comfortable with.”

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For the men, Canadians Sebastien Toutant (84.81) and Mark McMorris (84.60) did their home country proud by claiming a 1-2 double for Canada. Seb Toots took his career’s third victory thanks to his second run that bumped off McMorris, who won Saturday’s big air in downtown Quebec City. Norway’s Marcus Kleveland completed the podium in third.

“I was looking forward to competing here. Last time I was able to compete in Quebec was back in 2011, and that was way too long ago,” Toutant confided. “Not making the cut in yesterday’s big air was for sure a bummer with all my friends and family here. And then I fell on the first jump in my first run, I couldn’t believe it.  I had a ton of pressure in my second run for sure but I tried to stay focused. I knew I had that run which I landed a couple of times in practice. I’m super happy that I put it down. Taking a win in Quebec in front of my home crowd is awesome.”

The snowboard freestyle World Cup tour will continue this weekend with the Olympic halfpipe test event staged in the Bokwang Phoenix Park Resort in South Korea, from February 17 to 19.

FIS Snowboard World Cup
2017 Jamboree – Stoneham Mountain Resort – Stoneham (QC), Canada
Feb. 12, 2017

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Women’s Slopestyle

Rank Name Nation Result FIS Points WC Points
 1 MARINO Julia USA  76.43  1000.00  1000.00
 2 ANDERSON Jamie USA  72.78  800.00  800.00
 3 VOIGT Brooke CAN  67.43  600.00  600.00
 4 ORMEROD Katie GBR  64.93  500.00  500.00
 5 NORENDAL Silje NOR  64.18  450.00  450.00
 6 GASSER Anna AUT  56.00  400.00  400.00
 7 FUJIMORI Yuka JPN  50.15  360.00  360.00
 8 MAAS Cheryl NED  11.06  320.00  320.00
 9 RICH Jessica AUS  72.50  290.00  290.00
 10 BUAAS Kjersti NOR  69.75  260.00  260.00

Men’s Slopestyle

Rank Name Nation Result FIS Points WC Points
 1 TOUTANT Sebastien CAN  84.81  1000.00  1000.00
 2 MCMORRIS Mark CAN  84.60  800.00  800.00
 3 KLEVELAND Marcus NOR  84.16  600.00  600.00
 4 BERGREM Torgeir NOR  81.25  500.00  500.00
 5 THORGREN Sven SWE  76.13  450.00  450.00
 6 SANDBECH Staale NOR  75.06  400.00  400.00
 7 SMITS Seppe BEL  73.21  360.00  360.00
 8 CICCARELLI Michael CAN  72.93  320.00  320.00
 9 NICHOLLS Jamie GBR  71.46  290.00  290.00
 10 CROUCH Brock USA  69.18  260.00  260.00

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