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Winter X Games Europe: Breck’s Herman snags silver in ski slope

Bryce Evans
summit daily news

Four straight X Games competitions and make it four straight medals for Breckenridge skier Keri Herman.

Putting on a clinic of her stylish and technical tricks through the slopestyle course in Tignes, France, on Thursday, Herman scored an 89.0 on her second run to take home the silver medal in the second annual Winter X Games Europe women’s ski slope competition.

Herman also won silver in Aspen in January and at both Winter X Euro and Winter X 14 last season.

Kaya Turski of Canada took home the gold with a 92.0. Kim Laramarre was third, and Australian Anna Segal, who skis and trains out of Breck, was just off the podium in fourth place.

For Herman, the finish completes an astonishing season in which she medaled in virtually every single major slope competition. She earned silver at the first Winter Dew Tour stop in Breck in December, finished third at the inaugural World Championships and picked up silver in Aspen.

While the jam-packed French crowd was ecstatic with countryman Kevin Rolland winning Thursday’s men’s ski superpipe final, Summit County local Duncan Adams showed off his smooth array of switch hits to fans over the pond.

Adams finished sixth after he failed to keep his amplitude throughout his final two runs. His first-run score of 78.66 was his best on the night.

Meanwhile, Rolland, Canadian Justin Dorey and American Simon Dumont – a Maine native who now lives and skis out of Dillon Valley – duked it out in a battle of “whose is bigger,” as in their double flips.

Rolland laid down a big first run that held up throughout the night.

Dorey and Dumont each attempted runs that could’ve put them atop the podium, but neither landed cleanly. Dorey settled for second, and Dumont – who tried a run with three doubles, including a switch, 1260 on the final hit – wound up fourth.

Aspen native Torin Yater-Wallace took home the bronze, the second medal for the 15-year-old rookie in X Games pipe comps this winter.


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