Jossi Wells Wins Dew Tour Pipe

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19-year-old New Zealand native Jossi Wells took his first ever Winter Dew Tour win in the men’s ski superpipe final at the Winter Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational held Saturday at Utah’s Snowbasin Resort.

Jossi kicked off the day with a run identical to his Breckenridge halfpipe run, with a little kicker at the end. 900 to right 900 to double flip to right 720 to switch 720 shifty to alley oop flatspin 540. That run was enough to pique the judges interest into giving him a first place finish.

“I feel great, and I laid down a run that I was really happy with,” said Wells. “Now I just have that top spot that I need to hold on to in Mount Snow (Vt.) so I couldn’t be more stoked.”

Simon Dumont who was charging hard this morning took amplitude to new heights. Massive 900 to right 900 to double flip to alley oop 720 to Switch 1080 (720 in his 2nd run). The judges must not have liked the 5-hit run and gave Dumont the 2nd place finish.

In Sunday’s Slopestyle competition, Sammy Carlson, who skied like some sort of ski demon hell bent on throwing the run of the day, narrowly missed out in 4th. Right 900 to switch 900 to double cork 1080, however, just wasn’t enough to stay up in the podium scores. It was a good warm-up for X Games next week in Aspen.