Bowman, Wise claim ski halfpipe Grand Prix titles

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Lynn DeBruin

PARK CITY — Maddie Bowman followed up her gold at the X Games with another at Saturday’s U.S. Grand Prix in ski halfpipe.

Bowman was the only woman competing with two 900s and landed both on her second run to win with a score of 85.2.

Japan’s Ayana Onozuka was second with a score of 84.4 and Virginie Faivre of Switzerland took third at 82.8.

X Games champ David Wise and fellow American Torin Yater-Wallace finished 1-2 in the men’s World Cup event, which was marred by a scary crash that sent Canadian skier Simon d’Artoise to the hospital with a concussion.

A team spokeswoman said his CATscan was fine but he remains at University of Utah hospital with concussion symptoms, including nausea.

Wise’s winning score was 93.8, edging Yater-Wallace by two-tenths of a point.

France’s Kevin Rolland took third at 93.0, edging countryman Thomas Krief (91.8).

Five of 12 men fell in the first run and four women fell in two runs combined down the 22-foot pipe.

France’s Benoit Valentin suffered an apparent left knee injury.

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