Park City skiers dominate podium at U.S. Grand Prix
January 31, 2013
In front of about 200 hometown fans, Park City skiers Alex Schlopy and Joss Christensen braved the windy weather at Park City Mountain Resort on Wednesday evening, landing solid runs and taking home the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air event.
The 20-year-old Schlopy and 21-year-old Christensen are Park City natives and both attended the Winter Sports School in Park City.
Skiers performed two jumps each during the event, with their best overall score counting in the medal standings.
Schlopy scored a 92 on his second jump, besting his score of 91 in his first try, while Christensen rebounded from a 36.3 in his first jump to score 90.6 in his final attempt.
Gus Kenworthy, a 21-year-old from Telluride, Colo., took home the gold medal by scoring a 93 on his second jump.
Park City skier Andy Partridge, who is 16 years old and skis for the Axis Freeride team, was knocked unconscious during a serious wreck in his first run. He was taken away by ambulance. After a brief stay in the hospital, Partridge was diagnosed with a mild concussion and has a black eye.