March remarks from Whiteface Head Freeride Ski Coach, Justin Perry:
The past month has been awesome! We have logged roughly 8200 miles of travel and we’re not done yet. Highlights included different stops on the Revolution Tour—FIS-sanctioned event series..
Four athletes got their first starts in FIS events and two other athletes continued their pursuit of FIS points.
In Seven Springs, PA all six of our athletes qualified into that stop of the tour through a Revolution Tour Qualifier. Notable finishes were Bryant Ward who placed 23rd, Marc Bilow who placed 33rd and Kaylen Reiley who placed 36th. The next stop of the Revolution Tour took us to Mammoth Mountain, CA where we were kindly greeted by 7 days of sun and 40 degree weather.
Bryant Ward competed in the Big Air Competition on “the biggest jump he had ever hit.” Bryant’s competition trick at this event was a season goal of his: a double cork 1080, and with it he placed 19th! Not far behind was Kaylen in 25th with one of his smoothest cork 900 mutes. A couple days later, Kaylen competed in the Slopestyle event and earned a 40th place finish.
In the next few weeks we will be traveling to Le Relais, QC for the final stop of the Canadian NorAm Circuit, and the Step up Tour Finals. After that a large crew of NYSEF freeride athletes from Whiteface, Gore, and Belleayre will be traveling to Copper Mountain, CO for the 2019 USASA National Championships. Information on USASA Nationals can be found on the USASA website.
Please wish us luck!
Bryant Ward and Kaylen Reiley in Mammoth.