Truckee’s Austin Simonpietri second in Rev Tour halfpipe
BOREAL MOUNTAIN RESORT, Calif. and#8212; Maddie Bowman of South Lake Tahoe and James Campbell won the women’s and men’s halfpipe skiing, while Austin Simonpietri of Truckee finished runner-up on the second day of the U.S. Revolution Tour at Boreal on Tuesday.
Bowman fought blustery conditions to win her first Rev Tour halfpipe competition of the year.
and#8220;It was a little windy and chilly, but besides that the halfpipe was nice and I was pretty happy with my performance,and#8221; said Bowman. and#8220;Nothing to complain about, I had a fun day.and#8221;
Bowman used a winning run of straight air grab, leftside 5, straight air grab, leftside 5, straight air, to leftside 7 to grab the win over second-place Jessica Breda (Marshfield, Mass.) and third-place Presley Doyle out of Homewood.
The men battled the same wind on their runs, but Campbell seemed unaffected, stomping his run en route to the victory. Carson Lehouillier of Reno took third behind Simonpietri.
Action resumes at the Rev Tour on Wednesday with the men’s and women’s slopestyle skiing events.