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Tudor, Burks win Red Bull Cold Rush
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Posted on March 08 2012, 1:51pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
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Anna Segal performs on the railroad track at the Red Bull Cold Rush at
Silverton Mountain on Tuesday, March 6.
The competitors reviewed all their runs, the votes are tallied, and the athletes have spoken in the peer-judged competition.  Dane Tudor and Rachael Burks have been named Best Overall Men’s and Women’s skiers respectively at Red Bull Cold Rush.  Pep Fujas and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa were voted 2nd and 3rd in the Men’s competition while Jackie Paaso and Michelle Parker came in 2nd and 3rd in the Women’s competition.  

Tudor owned the Big Mountain day as he dropped into the Pequeño chute, launching a quick air off a rock, blasting through the Hourglass section of the course before launching a huge 25+ foot rock chute dubbed the Broom Closet.  Then on the Slopestyle day he threw down a super clean line with a tailgrab off the Mine Cart rail, a super stylie 720 and a switch 540 off the Castle jump to earn the respect of his fellow competitors.  

“I’m just super stoked.  Everyone out here just kills it, so to be on top at Red Bull Cold Rush is just awesome.  I’m really hyped as I’m heading up to Alaska this week so carrying this win up there is gonna make it a great time,” said Tudor following his win.  Tudor added, “I said this to someone the other day. A lot of events are panel judged, and a lot of times you’re like ‘this person shouldn’t have gotten this score or this person should have got that score’, so when I heard we’re judging ourselves I was hyped as the athletes we want there are making the decisions.”

On the Women’s side, Rachael Burks stomped the biggest line of the Big Mountain day dropping into the Grande, dropping a rocky section before heading skiers right into an even bigger cliff drop.  Then during the Slopestyle competition, Burks put together a clean line airing off the step-up and transferring over the knuckle before sending the biggest backflip of the day off the Castle jump.  

“It’s the biggest honor and I’m so stoked that I don’t really have words.  I’ve never been on a number one podium but to be on the podium at Red Bull Cold Rush is the biggest deal in the whole world and I’m just elated.”

Once the trophies were handed out, the cover band Metal Gods took the stage and about shook the walls off the 130-year old Grand Imperial Hotel.  The after party went well into the night before the crowd said farewell until next year’s Red Bull Cold Rush.

While the athletes completed voting for the Best Overall Men’s and Women’s skier tonight, fans can still vote for their favorite competitor.  Go online atwww.redbullusa.com/coldrush or tune-in March 24th to Red Bull Cold Rush airing nationally on NBC at 1pm EST/10am PST to vote for the athlete who laid down the sickest lines, threw the most bad ass tricks, and stomped the biggest landings during the competition.  The winner of the People’s Choice Award will win an additional $1000 thanks to your vote.  Voting is open now through March 26th when the winner will be announced on the website.

Overall Results:

Men Women
Dane Tudor – 92.50 Rachael Burks – 95.83
Pep Fujas – 88.58 Jackie Paaso – 91.75
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa – 85.92 Michelle Parker – 90.58
Dash Longe – 84.00 Lexi Dupont – 89.42
Andy Mahre – 83.33 Anna Segal – 89.17
Logan Pehota – 81.25
Fabio Studer – 80.83
Wiley Miller – 79.50
Tim Durtschi – 77.58
Sean Pettit – 73.58
Dave Treadway – 73.25
Collin Collins – 72.42
Leo Ahrens – 67.92
Josh Bibby – 60.83
Callum Pettit – DNF
Richard Permin – DNF
Tobias Tritscher - DNF
Kye Petersen - DNF
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