NEWRY — Gus Kenworthy won his second Dumont Cup Saturday afternoon at Sunday River, beating a very familiar face.
Kenworthy, who won the silver medal in slopestyle skiing in the recent Sochi Winter Olympics, scored 94.7 points to edge Nick Goepper, last year’s Dumont Cup winner and the bronze medalist in the Winter Olympics.
Kenworthy won the open slopestyle jam, which combines amateurs with professionals, with a technically sound run from top, on the rails, to bottom, the big jumps.
“I just saw that there were some really technical rail options.’’ said Kenworthy. “The jumps are big but I just think that everyone’s jump runs are pretty similar and it’s hard to separate yourself. So I try to do that on rails, take the most technical line and be awarded heavily.’’
Bobby Brown was third, with 92 points, while two amateurs – Evan McEachran and Alex Bellemare – finished fourth and fifth.
This was just another chapter in the growing rivalry between Kenworthy and Goepper. They have both won this event twice with the other finishing second each time.
Kenworthy took home a $12,000 prize for first while Goepper received $8,000 and Brown $5,000.
Joss Christiansen, the gold medalist in the Olympics, finished 13th, failing to complete any of his runs.
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