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Aspen, Colo. (March 12, 2015) – Idaho native Chase Josey took an additional step up the podium after finishing 2nd overall last year to earn the top spot at this year's Red Bull Double Pipe event. Josey's winning run was his very first of the day and included a Cab 900 off the jump, a Michalchuk over the channel, a frontside double cork 1080, a switch transfer over the 22" spine, a switch alley-oop backside rodeo 720, a backside 360 transfer over the 18" spine, a crippler over the wall ride and a frontside 720 at the bottom of the feature over the volcano. Josey also followed up in both runs #2 and #3 with a double Michalchuk over the channel. Watch this and all the finals action from Buttermilk as video on demand on redbull.tv, and as part of the Red Bull Signature Series as a full-length broadcast Saturday, March 14th at 10am PST/1pm EST on NBC.
"This event was so much fun, it felt like I was just riding with my friends. Everyone was cheering and clapping and smiling and joking," said Josey right after his winning run. "The course design is one-of-a-kind and it's the most innovative feature I've ever ridden. There’s tons of room for creative, unique technical lines and tricks, and that's what I tried to do today. I'm so happy it paid off."
Stale Sandbech jumped from 8th place all the way up to 2nd place with his second run that included a double crippler to frontside 360 transfer over the 18" spine and a backside 360 over the volcano feature at the bottom of the course. Australian Scotty James stuck an impressive Cab double cork 1080 over the gap to help solidify his 3rd place spot.
"The course design made this contest really fun to watch," said judge Connor Manning. "All the guys out there were really killing it on this unique feature. The people building the feature [Snow Park Technologies] get to have so much creativity, almost as much as the riders themselves."
The Top 8 Red Bull Double Pipe Finalists are as follows:
NAME NAT CITY YEAR OF BIRTH SPONSOR
1. Chase Josey USA Hailey, ID 1995 Capita
2. Stale Sandbech NOR Oslo 1993 Oakley
3. Scotty James AUS Warrendyte 1994 Red Bull
4. Gabe Ferguson USA Bend, OR 1999 Burton
5. Benji Farrow USA Breckenridge, CO 1992 Zion
6. Jan Scherrer SUI Ebnat-Kappel 1994 Nike
7. Ben Ferguson USA Bend, OR 1995 Burton
8. Arthur Longo FRA Les Deux Alpes 1988 Volcom
Additionally, riders' will compete in a Doubles and Best Trick competition Saturday from 11am-2pm, and the People's Choice Award will be announced.
About Red Bull Double Pipe:
Last season the limits of snowboarding were pushed with the construction of the first-ever side-by-side superpipes, challenging the world's best snowboarders to re-invent how they look at halfpipe riding. This season those boundaries were pushed even further with an updated course design by Snow Park Technologies, incorporating both the massive, side-by-side superpipes as well as additional slopestyle features, making Red Bull Double Pipe one of the largest single snow features ever built to date. With a skateboarding mini ramp, afternoon pool parties, BBQ's, and DJ's, Red Bull Double Pipe is set to be the perfect ending to the snowboarding competition season with a fun and relaxed vibe in store for competitors and spectators alike.
For updates on Red Bull Double Pipe go to www.redbull.com/doublepipe and check out www.redbull.com/snow for updates on other snowboarding athletes, events and projects in the world of Red Bull.
Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (5 kilometers from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (112 kilometers from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company's website at www.aspensnowmass.com.
About The Red Bull Signature Series
The Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring best-in-class events such as Frozen Rush, Double Pipe, Joyride, Rampage, Cold Rush, Straight Rhythm, Mint 400 and Volcom Pipe Pro. These events represent a collection of the most innovative snowboarding, skiing, surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding, motorsports and BMX events, on custom courses inspired by the athletes themselves. Red Bull Media House and the NBC Sports Group showcase this world-class property of action sports events all year long on NBC through state-of-the-art production and storytelling. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com. Be sure to follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.