RESULTS! WRANGLE THE CHUTE 4* 2016. Hebert, Bare & more on top.
Fresh off the press! The results for the 2016 4* Wrangle the Chute presented by Helly Hansen and hosted by the one and only Kicking Horse Mountain Resort are in. Taking place on the steep, sheltered, gnarly venue of the Truth and Dare Chutes on Terminator Ridge, Wrangle the Chute is the only 4* Freeride World Qualifier in Canada and the last of the season in North America. (Top image by @phil_b_lester_photography).
Final results of the male skiers saw the same order of the top 3 riders which goes to show their consistency. Big ups to Trace Cook who, far and away, took the highest score of the day to jump from 20th all the way to 5th. However, Carter McMillan, finalist of the #oneofyourdays competition, proves it is his year with a commanding three point lead for first.
Women’s Skiers saw a fierce battle between the top two ladies with Kylie Sivell just bumping young gun, Andrea Byrne by 0.34 for the top spot.
Audrey Hebert shows once again that she is the queen snowboarder of Kicking Horse with her second win at Wrangle the Chute. Let’s hope to see her on the FWT next year. Vera Jansen and Robyn Borneman round out the top three in a highly competitive category.
Snowboarding men saw a huge shake up with Zach Bare jumping from 4th to 1st. Ben Smith stole 2nd place coming up all the way from 8th with the highest score of the day. Mikael Houde-Poirier hangs onto 3rd place by barely edging out Davey Baird who jump all the way up from 12th.
We must thank the people that make it happen. Emile Lavoie, event coordinator, for losing sleep and putting everything on. Kicking Horse Mountain Safety for opening up bad ass terrain for people to play on. Jeff Holden, Sonja Lercher and Leif Zapf-Gilje (the judging crew) for tirelessly deliberating between all the burgers and pickles to come out with a winner. RCR for supporting this event and expanding their reach into the American market. And all the volunteers connecting all the dots.
Enjoy the legendary party because another Wrangle the Chute is in the wraps.
Day two of Wrangle the Chute is about to get underway for the skiers. We'll be here watching the sports stars doing some chute wrasslin' and will provide updates as we see fit, OK? After day one, @dre_dre3 sits in first place for the women, @cartermak for the men. | 📷 @travispersaud #wranglethechute2016 #thishorserules