Sweep: Snowboard Ripper Queralt Castellet Tops Oakley-Dominated Podium at LG Snowboard FIS World Cup Halfpipe


Oakley loves its brooms.

With yet another podium sweep, the O Women’s Snowboard Team dominated the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup Halfpipe Contest – lead by Spanish ripper Queralt Castellet, who claimed her second World Cup victory with a 87 point score to top fellow O Rider Sophie Rodriguez.

The tiny charger threw down a frontside air to backside 540, frontside 540, backside air and frontside 720 – topped off with some major height and an ultra-clean run – to take out the field.

“But I don’t think it is related to Switzerland or so,” Queralt said, rocking her Oakley snow goggles and gear. “It’s got more to do with the top conditions. I’m stoked that I was able to win especially as we all had to cope with the wind while trying to pull down our runs.”

Rounding out the podium was yet another O rider, Ursina Haller, who busted out a solid 75 points in the Finals and overtook the lead in the halfpipe rankings. She was the only female to attempt a 900 – but missed the mark by just a tad (frontside 900 to backside 540, frontside 540, backside air, frontside 720, cab 540).

Rodriguez dazzled the audience herself, stomping a frontside air to McTwist, air to fakie, cab 720, frontside 720 and cab 360 in her run to take the runner-up spot.

All-in-all, it was one brilliant day for the O Team in Saas-Fee!


Andrew De Lara


November 03, 2011

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