WEND Team Makes Podium at Dew Tour, Dirksen Derby, and Pano NorAm
Several WEND athletes kicked off their ski and snowboard seasons in a big way this past weekend, competing and earning podium spots in multiple events across North America.
At the Dew Tour in Breckenridge Nick Goepper pushed through a snowy final run to place 3rd in Ski Slopestyle. Other WEND athletes who competed in the event included McRae Williams (7th, Ski Slopestyle), Simon Dumont (8th, Ski Superpipe), Robby Franco, and Anais Caradeux.
WEND Wax made its way on to the bases of several other athletes at the Dew Tour, helping them overcome the challenge of Sunday’s fresh snow and slow conditions. Oystein Braten, Norwegian Freeski team, along with head coach Luke “Ocho” Allen, showed how WEND Wax can get you there with a 2nd place podium. WEND’s partnership with USSA gave the US Freeskiing tech’s the advantage to dominate the top 5 with Gus Kenworthy‘s winning performance and Joss Christensen’s strong 5th place finish.
Out on the West Coast, WEND team athlete Alex Deibold raced at Mt. Bachelor’s Dirksen Derby and made the podium with a solid 3rd place finish.
Alpine racer and WEND athlete Tommy Ford, making his first appearance since his January 2013 injury, showed that determination and hard work pays off with a notable 3rd place podium in the NorAm Slalom at Panorama, BC.
“We couldn’t be more proud of all our athletes who competed this past week” said Wax Research owner John Dahl. “It’s an honor to be able to support them and provide the wax they need to achieve such stellar results. We’re looking forward to seeing their continued success this winter!”