January 18, 2014, Park City Utah (ISN) – For the second day in a row, Huntsville Ontario’s, Dara Howell stood on a Park City, Utah podium.
With a “switch misty mute grab,” “a cork7 high safety” and a “flat 5 bow and arrow” as her major tricks, Howell scored a 90.2 but was still beaten by Americans Julia Krass (92.6) and Keri Herman (91.8).
“It was the best I ever skied,” said Howell. “There is always improvement, but I’m stoked about my Misty9.” As for the fact that her score of 90.2 only gave her third place; “yeah,” said Howell, the level of competition was on fire today. It’s final qualifications for the US Ski Team, so it’s great to see how high the level is being pushed here.
“Dara is an unbelievable competitor,” said coach JF Houle. She really killed her “switch Misty9″ today, She wants to win so badly every time she competes, her skill level increases!”
In fourth place, was Quebec City’s Kim Lamarre with a score of 85.8 and in fifth was Whistler B.C’s Yuki Tsubota with a score of 81.2
In Men’s action, Americans swept the top three spots with Joss Christensen’s 96.21 points providing the winning run. Gus Kenworthy’s 95.00 points were good enough for second spot. And Bobby Brown’s 93.20 winning Bronze.
Alex Beaulieau-Marchand (St-Augustin-De-Desmaures, QC) once again ended up finishing in 6th position with 89.00 points. Vincent Gagnier of Victoriaville, QC was 9th with a score of 86.8. Noah Morrison was 10th with a score of 85.2 and Alex Bellemare of Saint Boniface QC was 12th with a score of 80.60.