Monster Energy’s David Wise and Cassie Sharpe Win Men’s and Women’s Pipe Finals at the Grand Prix in Aspen/Snowmass; Wise officially earns a spot on the USA Olympic Team

Monster Energy’s David Wise Wins Pipe Finals at the Grand Prix Aspen and officially earns a spot on the USA Olympic Team

This feels so good, I am so thankful to have earned my spot, and look forward to representing Team USA at the Olympics – David Wise

Monster Energy would like to congratulate David Wise and Cassie Sharpe for winning Men’s and Women’s Halfpipe Finals at the Grand Prix in Aspen / Snowmass today. Monster Energy teammate, Brita Sigourney, placed second, which now makes her eligible to make the US Olympic Team.

As the fourth Olympic qualifying event within the series of five, all athletes laid it all on the line, with hopes of making the US Olympic Team. The best of three-run final kicked off with eight women taking to the 22’ superpipe first. The men dropped in next providing non-stop action for the swelling, energetic crowd that lined the sides of the pipe during the highly anticipated event.

Wise came into today’s contest with a goal in mind and skied with pure determination. He earned a 95.00 on his first run, which catapulted him into first place— a spot he held on for the entire contest. Wise went absolutely massive and charged the pipe with smooth style and technical trickery. This first-place finish, coupled with his win earlier this year at the Copper Mountain Grand Prix, earned Wise a coveted spot on the US Olympic Team.

“This feels so good, I am so thankful to have earned my spot, and look forward to representing Team USA at the Olympics!” said Wise, following his big win.

As the defending Olympic gold medalist, Wise has his eye on the prize, and will hope to maintain his title at this year’s winter games in South Korea next month.

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