Good start for Canadians at the Dew Tour


The first two days at the Dew Tour proved to be a competitive one for Canadians. Today, in the men’s slopestyle event, Alex Bellemare and Evan McEachran qualified directly into the final that will take place on Sunday, December 14 after placing in fourth and ninth respectively.

“The day went well,” said Bellemare. “I wanted to have a first run that gave me confidence.

It wasn’t the easiest, but I was happy to pull it off. I was the first to score in the 90s that first round. I’m excited for the finals.”

“I’m pretty happy,” said McEachran. “I only got six runs of training in the morning after missing training the other day. I’m pretty sick right now so I’m happy to land a run. To make it into the finals is even better. I’m stoked.”

Yesterday, during the opening day of competition, Anouk Purnelle-Faniel qualified for the slopestyle final by placing third in her semifinal. Also qualifying was Kim Lamarre after placing first in the last chance qualifier. This allowed Canadians to grab a third of the available spots for Saturday’s final.

“This is my first big competition since the Winter Games,” said Lamarre, a Sochi bronze medallist. “I had a tough summer mentally and physically. I’m really proud of myself (for qualifying). I’m also super excited for my new teammate Anouk. I could not be happier for her.”

Roz Groenewoud also found her way into the halfpipe final by finishing in first place in her last chance qualifier on the day of her birthday. She will compete on Friday.

The men’s halfpipe team will also get there chance to impress on Friday with their opening semifinal run taking place. Mike Riddle, Justin Dorey, Simon D’Artois, Noah Bowman, Kris Atkinson and Matt Margetts are all expected to compete.

A full list of results can be found here.

A full schedule of the Dew Tour can be found here.

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