Breckenridge, Colorado – Olympians Louie Vito and Spain’s Queralt Castellet won the men and women’s snowboard superpipe finals at the Winter Dew Tour’s Nike 6.0 Open. The best snowboarders in the world battled it out on Breckenridge Ski Resort’s brand-new 22-foot superpipe, which debuted live on NBC.
Vito won the first final of the season with tricks including a front double ten, cab double ten and a crippler, for a top score of 90.25. Matt Ladley came in second with a 75.00 and Greg Bretz, followed behind in third with a 73.75.
“I like contests, I like the pressure and I like having to do it right then and there. I feel pretty good after today, but it’s definitely a challenging position,” said Vito. “Killington’s a whole new day, a whole new contest, and I’m going to have to be on it if I want to stay on the podium.”
In the women’s snowboard superpipe final, Castellet took the top podium spot for the second consecutive year at the Winter Dew Tour’s season-opening event in Breckenridge. Castellet’s winning run included a back 3, front 9, back 3 grab, front 5, back 5 and a front 7 for a top score of 85.25. Elena Hight placed second with an 80.50 and defending Dew Cup Champion Kaitlyn Farrington, rounded out the podium in third with a 74.25.
“I’m very excited because I couldn’t land the first run so for the second run I had a lot of nerves and a lot of pressure to land it,” said Castellet. “I did it, and I’m so happy.”