Canada's Teal Harle wins Friday's World Cup slopestyle in Silvaplana, Switzerland. (photo: FIS)

Williams Wins World Cup Slopestyle Title

Silvaplana, Switzerland – Park City’s McRae Williams, and Gus Kenworthy of Telluride, Colo., scored podium finishes at the final FIS World Cup slopestyle event of the season in Silvaplana on Friday, with second and third-place finishes, respectively. Williams also earned the overall championship with the result, earning the FIS Crystal Globe for slopestyle.

Joining Williams and Kenworthy on the podium was Teal Harle of Canada, who scored his first career World Cup win after landing his signature trick, the intricacies of which are his secret.

“It’s like a double cork 10 but then you block it and land at 900 instead of 1080, so you skip the last 180. I believe it’s the first time that the trick is done in a contest run, it’s a little something that I have that is kind of unique!” said Harle.

Harle’s win comes at a good time in the season, with the World Championships just around the corner. “This gives me a lot of confidence going into Worlds. Now I know I can land my run so hopefully I can keep the momentum going,” Harle added, confiding that he was in the perfect mental space to ski at his best on Friday. “When I feel good and I’m in a good mood, I ski better and have less stress, so I tend to do better on the slopes when I’m having a good time.”

Canada's Teal Harle wins Friday's World Cup slopestyle in Silvaplana, Switzerland. (photo: FIS)
Canada’s Teal Harle wins Friday’s World Cup slopestyle in Silvaplana, Switzerland. (photo: FIS)

Winning the crystal globe was a career moment for Williams, who held a spot in the top-five on the points list throughout the 2016-2017 season. The second-place finish at Silvaplana combined with his World Cup win at Font Romeu in January was enough to catapult him to the top of the list. It was his fourth career World Cup podium and his first overall win.

For the women, Isabel Atkin of Great Britain won the event, Sweden’s Emma Dahlstrom was second and Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland was third. Sarah Hoefflin of Switzerland was crowned the overall FIS slopestyle champion for the women and awarded the Crystal Globe.

Maggie Voisin, of Whitefish, Mont., led the charge with a fourth-place finish on the day and finishing ninth on the slopestyle points list, the best standing of any American woman. Vermont’s Devin Logan also made the final, finishing fifth.

FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup
Silvaplana, Switzerland – Mar. 3, 2017

Men’s Slopestyle

Rank Name Nation Result FIS Points WC Points
 1 HARLE Teal CAN  92.80  1000.00  100.00
 2 WILLIAMS Mcrae USA  90.20  800.00  80.00
 3 KENWORTHY Gus USA  88.20  600.00  60.00
 4 GOEPPER Nicholas USA  86.60  500.00  50.00
 5 BELLEMARE Alex CAN  85.60  450.00  45.00
 6 RAGETTLI Andri SUI  84.00  400.00  40.00
 7 WILI Colin SUI  83.60  360.00  36.00
 8 NUMMEDAL Christian NOR  81.80  320.00  32.00
 9 HARLAUT Henrik SWE  80.80  290.00  29.00
 10 BROWN Bobby USA  75.60  260.00  26.00

Women’s Slopestyle

Rank Name Nation Result FIS Points WC Points
 1 ATKIN Isabel GBR  88.40  1000.00  100.00
 2 DAHLSTROM Emma SWE  86.00  800.00  80.00
 3 GREMAUD Mathilde SUI  80.20  600.00  60.00
 4 VOISIN Maggie USA  78.20  500.00  50.00
 5 LOGAN Devin USA  75.40  450.00  45.00
 6 KILLI Johanne NOR  72.20  400.00  40.00
 7 BALLET BAZ Coline FRA  68.40  360.00  36.00
 8 TANNO Giulia SUI  47.60  320.00  32.00
 9 SUMMERHAYES Katie GBR  75.33  290.00  29.00
 10 TURSKI Kaya CAN  75.00  260.00  26.00

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