Slope Domination: Torstein Horgmo Hoists Dew Cup After Toyota Championships Podium, McMorris Grabs Second

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The coveted Dew Cup was all but wrapped up for Torstein Horgmo as he mashed into Snowbasin for the Toyota Championships.

But it didn’t come without drama.

Oakley’s Norwegian ripper, who has been killing it all season on the Dew Tour and beyond, needed a fifth place finish or better in the Slope contest to seal the deal.

A nice little scare materialized after first round of the contest, as he sat in the 10th position after a shaky landing on a cab 10 double off the second jump.

But just as he’s done all year, he charged back.

Torstein threw down big time with perfect style on the rail and a cab double 10 to a switch backside 9 on the last two jumps. The performance scored him a 93.75 to grab the third podium spot – enough to grab the first Dew Cup of his career.

“I just wanted to do good at the contest and the Dew Cup proves that I did good this season,” said Torstein, who’s on the heels of a huge Big Air victory at Winter X Games 15 – where he busted out a killer triple cork despite nagging physical challenges. “Getting to 100 percent injury free is my goal now.”

Fellow Oakley Snowboard Ripper Mark McMorris, fresh off some solid performances at Winter X himself, smashed his way to a second place finish at the Slope event.

McMorris clawed his way from eighth to second after a 5050 transfer backside lipslide up top, to a frontside boardslide 450 on the battleship. He pulled a switch boardslide 270 out on the cannon and then hit up the jumps with a cab 12 double on the first and a backside 12 double on the second for a score of 95.00.

“I did not expect it,” Mark said, rocking his O gear. “My first run went bad and I don’t know how that worked, but it worked,”

A huge congrats to Torstein for the Dew Cup triumph – and to Mark for the podium!

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Author

Andrew De Lara

Date

February 15, 2011

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