Cam Zink secured second place, with a massive backflip on his drop as well, barely scraping past newcomer Ethan Nell, a twenty-year-old Utah local, who had two flawless runs and threw a risky suicide no-hander on his lily-pad drop.
Chosen by his fellow competitors, Pierre Edouard Ferry was awarded the Kelly McGarry Spirit Award.
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Kurt Sorge laying it out in his winning run. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Newcomer and Utah local, Ethan Nell, going huge with a suicide no-hander to his lily pad. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Brandon Semenuk getting off axis. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Run one for 2016 champion, Brandon Semenuk, showed him in a rare moment of weakness, with a washed out three-sixty mid-line. Run two brought him some redemption, but left him trailing behind Nell at fourth-place in the final lineup.
Brett Rheeder's second attempt was on point. | Photo: Ian Haney
Brett Rheeder had a similar first-run experience to Semenuk, crashing on his cork seven-twenty at the bottom of run one, but dialed it in on his second, which landed him fifth place overall.
Antoine Bizet celebrates the honor of People’s Choice. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Antoine Bizet was the big crowd pleaser, bringing home the People’s Choice award. Throwing a big front flip mid-run, and sticking his double backflip at the bottom, the crowd booed when he was only scored an 81.66.
Tyler McCaul sending The Goblin. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Kurt Sorge’s huge backflip caused the crowd below to erupt with stoke. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Andreu Lacondeguy had a killer run, but couldn’t quite get the seat-grab back flip at the bottom. | Photo: Ian Haney
Cam Zink teeing up his line. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Zink sends it. | Photo: Ian Haney
Relive all the action from the mountain by catching the live replay on Red Bull TV, as well as a 90-minute highlight program on NBC airing Sunday, December 24 at 4:30pm ET.