Friday, May 31, 2013

Seven Subaru Freeride Series Athletes Advance to 2014 Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face

Organizers of the Subaru Freeride Series are pleased to officially announce that seven skiers who competed in the 2013 Subaru Freeride Series Region 2 Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) competitions will advance to the 2014 Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face. In accordance with the system rules, four male and three female skiers will advance from each of the two regions-Europe/Oceania (Region 1) and Americas (Region 2)- to the next season of top level Freeride World Tour competition.
Eighteen-year-old Ian Borgeson of Dillon, CO earned the highest FWQ ranking with 4,300 total points. Fresh off the Junior Freeride Tour, Borgeson had an impressive season with wins at Taos and Snowbird. Olympic, CA local Conor Pelton; long time competitor Garrett Altmann out of Taos, New Mexico and Patrick Baskins of Vail, CO will join Borgeson in ascending to the highest level of freeride competition.
In the women's field, Francesca Pavillard-Cain of Crested Butte, CO amassed 5,050 points throughout the season taking the lead for Americas Region women. Sasha Dingle of Bozeman, MT and Jackson Hole favorite Hadley Hammer will also advance to the 2014 Freeride World Tour.
"We are thrilled to see the newly unified Freeride World Qualifier system come full circle", said Americas Event Director Bryan Barlow of Mountain Sports International. "For the first time in history, freeride athletes have had the opportunity to compete in their respective regions and advance to world level competition on the Freeride World Tour".
The Subaru Freeride Series is sponsored by Subaru, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Clif Bar, The North Face, Black Diamond and Jagermeister.

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