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2012 Winter X Games: Nick Goepper Leads Men's Ski Slopestyle Elimination

The 2012 Winter X Games gave out its first gold medal to Kaya Turski in the women's ski stopestyle on Thursday afternoon. The men ran the ski slopestyle elimination round earlier in the day and Nick Goepper took first place with this run:


Goepper starts with a switch double and eventually goes on to include a double cork 1260 followed by a high mute grab and adds a double cork mute grab that ends with a Japan grab. He lands perfectly and receives a 93.33 score on his first run, which was the best run of the day in the elimination round by one full point.

At 17, Goepper is the only rookie and the youngest competitor in the field.

Rank Name Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best
1 Nick Goepper 93.33 56.33 89.66 93.33
2 Tom Wallisch 84 92.33 62.33 92.33
3 Bobby Brown 88.33 91 88 91
4 Andreas Håtveit 77 89 42.66 89
5 Russ Henshaw 82 84.66 88.33 88.33
6 PK Hunder 69.66 74.66 88 88
7 Gus Kenworthy 14 86 87.33 87.33
8 Alex Schlopy 67 87 87 87
9 Sammy Carlson 83 82.33 65.33 83
10 JF Houle 27.66 82.66 27.33 82.66
11 Jacob Wester 75.66 81 37 81
12 Henrik Harlaut 80 41 45.33 80
13 Elias Ambühl 64 51 78.33 78.33
14 Jossi Wells 16.33 19.66 77.66 77.66
15 Alexis Godbout 72.33 53 55.66 72.33
16 Phil Casabon 24.33 0 24.33 24.33

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