the 6th annual dumont cup · march 28-29, 2014
What inspired Simon to create The Dumont Cup?
In 2009, Simon Dumont wanted to create an opportunity for young and rising East Coast skiers to gain exposure and sought none other than his home mountain, Sunday River in Newry, Maine. Five Dumont Cups later, the success stories of amateur skiers like Nick Geopper and Gus Kenworthy winning the Dumont Cup and stepping into the pro scene not only satisfied Simon’s vision, but it grew into the largest Pro-Am competition in the East. This year, Sunday River is introducing a new home for The Dumont Cup in T72, a recently added 15-acre terrain park.
Meet the athletes of The Dumont Cup.
Winner of The Dumont Cup in 2013, Nick Goepper, is no stranger to colossal success even at his 20th birthday. In fact, he's been on The Dumont Cup podium three times in the last three years with two wins and a second in 2012. The bronze Olympic medalist grew up in Indiana and began skiing at 5. He currently tops the AFP's slopestyle ranking. In addition to the Dumont Cup, Goepper claimed Slope Style gold medals at the 2013 X Games in Aspen and the 2013 Austrian Freeski Open. He also turned heads when he took a slopestyle silver home from the 2012 Winter X Games. And he was only 17.
Gus Kenworthy, 22, is more likely known as the puppy-saving Sochi Olympian but his talent on the hill is hard to miss. Kenworthy has taken the title as AFP's Overall World Champion for three years straight and he is presently sitting comfortably atop the 2013/14 overall world ranking. Kenworthy took second place at The Dumont Cup in 2013 and first in 2012. He was born in London, but grew up skiing the backcountry in Telluride, CO at 3 years old. We wouldn't say that he "specializes," so much, as he dominates three disciplines: slopestyle, superpipe, and big air. In December, Kenworthy won the halfpipe event at The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series. He finished first in slopestyle and second in big air at the 2013 WSI/AFP World Championships. He took home a Slope Style bronze medal from the Winter X Games Europe in 2013 and recently grabbed the first ever silver Olympic medal in Sochi.
Alex Schlopy's been on skis since he was 2. Growing up in Park City, Utah, he also trained as a gymnast in a futile attempt to burn up some of his excessive energy. When he was 11, he decided to combine the two and the result was a gold medal-winning athlete. Schlopy won The Dumont Cup in 2010, the Winter X Games Aspen big air event in 2011, and the 21-year-old is ranked 8th in the world within the big air discipline.
Tom Wallisch, 26, was the first-ever winner of The Dumont Cup. He made a name for himself with high-energy edits and continued to impress spectators at major freeskiing events. He competes in both slopestyle and big air, and currently ranks 7th in the world in slopestyle. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., Wallisch now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attends the University of Utah. He won the 2013 FIS World Championships (SS) in Voss, Norway, the 2012 Winter X Games slopestyle event in Aspen, Colo., and the 2012 Winter Dew Tour slopestyle comp in Killington, Vt. Wallisch was voted Freeskier magazine’s Skier of the Year in both 2010 and 2012.
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the godfather of freeskiing
Dew Tour, X Games medalist, and World Record holder—Simon Dumont is without doubt one of the best skiers on the planet. Born in Bethel, Maine, Simon has proven his talent year after year, starting with his first X Games appearance at the age of 14. By 17, he was dominating the pro-circuit and in 2008 he set the new world record for height on a quarter-pipe at his hometown resort, Sunday River. In 2009, Simon introduced The Dumont Cup to the events calendar and it is now the largest Pro-Am competition in the East.
This year, the 6th Annual Dumont Cup promises to be the biggest and best ever. The event has a new home in Sunday River's latest expansion: T72, a 15-acre dedicated park trail, which Simon himself helped design.
Sunday River's new 15-acre terrain park
In collaboration with Simon and Snow Park Technologies (SPT), Sunday River spent several months dreaming, drawing, clearing, blasting, and sculpting 15 acres of North Peak into what will be the playground for the future of this sport. Inspired by Simon's initial vision for The Dumont Cup, the 18’ Superpipe, jib park, all-natural tree lines, and progression jump line is providing the bigger ups and longer lines necessary for the up-and-coming athletes on the East Coast. Simon Dumont, like in years past, will help design the course for The 6th Annual Dumont Cup.
Registration for The Dumont Cup is open through AFP.
Fri, March 28 - Qualifiers
Sat, March 29 - Finals
2014 results will be posted here after the event.
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