To the streets: Newcomer Henning wows, wins Dew Tour snowboard streetstyle
Ozzy Henning was the name of the night in downtown Breckenridge Friday as the snowboarder from Utah took the snowboard streetstyle title, overall streetstyle title and best trick at the fifth annual Dew Tour streetstyle event.
At the start of this year’s run was a three-story tower with a snow bank roll-in, which eliminated any concerns of speed from start to finish. The course also took on a new look with wider take-offs and landings leading into each obstacle. And also for the first time fans were able to view along the south side of the course.
Henning took the title via his slick late-night runs down Washington Ave., between Ridge St. and Main St. in Breckenridge, conquering a course that consisted of a giant dumpster near the start.
Henning slid the length of the dumpster feature into a table and jibbed a Jersey barrier multiple ways to impress the crowd and judges. And with his performance, Henning was awarded two trophies and a total of $6,000.
“It’s the kind of thing that every snowboarder would love to do,” Henning said of the event, “just go down the street and hit a trash can, hit some tires and jump some Jersey barriers. So fun.”
In ski streetstyle, a dozen riders competed in an open jam format for 45 minutes, lapping an 11-feature course.
It was Keegan Kilbride of Maine who won with consistent skiing and a unique take on the course, including an innovative nollie 450 over the concrete barriers to the down in the third stage of the course.
Timmy McChesney won best trick for ski streetstyle for the second year in a row. His winning hit was a 360 gap over the snow-filled dumpster to the angled table below it, finishing with a 180. Tanner Hall also made a surprise appearance, competing in the event for the first time in several years while also interacting with the crowd.
“The park crew did a really good job,” Kilbride said. “I loved the Jersey barriers — those concrete Jersey barriers? Those are my favorite things in the world. I love all the creative features the park crew put in.”
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