Chas Guldemond 7th in Dew Tour final |

Chas Guldemond 7th in Dew Tour final

Snowboarder Chas Guldemond of Truckee gets a hug from his child while waiting for his score after the men's Dew Tour snowboard slopestyle semifinal on Dec. 10. Guldemond went on to finish seventh in the final.
Jenise Jensen / Special to the Daily |

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The Dew Tour Breckenridge wrapped up Sunday afternoon with the men’s snowboard slopestyle event. Three Americans made it to the final round, including 15-year-old U.S. rookie slopestyle team member Red Gerard, who placed fifth.

Truckee’s Chas Guldemond looked strong on his second run after landing a switch double wildcat to Cab 1440 but washed out on a triple cork on the last jump. The defending Dew Tour champ ended up in seventh.

“Obviously it didn’t go the way I wanted it to — I didn’t get that triple on the last jump,” Guldemond said. “If I would’ve landed it, it would’ve been a good score, so just knowing that I still got it is a good feeling. I’m just happy to be in the final and put up a run that can contend.”

Mark McMorris of Canada won his third Dew Tour title in four years, sealing the deal with a backside triplecork 1440 mute.

Norwegian rider Stale Sandbech earned the second spot on the podium. Sandbech also dropped a triple on the final jump but McMorris still beat him by four points. Darcy Sharpe of Canada rounded out the podium, adding to his Friday-night win in the Streetstyle event.

Gerard landed a frontside 1260 tailgrab off the final jump; it was the first time he had landed the trick in competition. A regular on the Revolution Tour podium, Gerard was one of several U.S. team young guns to fare well at this year’s Dew Tour: Chloe Kim, 14, placed second in women’s snowboard superpipe; Hailey Langland, 15, took third in women’s snowboard slopestyle; Birk Irving, 16, was ninth in men’s ski superpipe; Gabe Ferguson, 16, placed ninth in men’s snowboard superpipe.

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