In his fourth slopestyle appearance, Norwegian Andreas Wiig beat out four-time defending slopestyle champion Shaun White to grab the 2007 Winter X Games gold. The win brings Wiigs total number of Winter X Games medals to three including a bronze in 2004 and silver in 2006.
Winning is just a bonus, Wiig said. In regards to ex-champ, Shaun White, he continued, I have all the respect in
the world for Shaun but its good for snowboarding that its not just about one person anymore. The 25-year old Wiig came into this years X Games with momentum having won the silver in the 2006 Winter X Games slopestyle and the 2007 Honda Session slopestyle contest.
Jussi Oksanen, a 27-year old rider from Kirkkonummi, Finland came in second with a solid run after attending the Winter X Games for eight years in a row. Everything worked out for me. I just wanted a smooth run and I got it, said Oksanen. Andreas [Wiig] has been killing it for so long that he totally deserves the gold.
Although four-time defending slopestyle champion, Shaun White, gave up the gold to Wiig, the famed 20-year-old redhead from San Diego, Calif. still stood on the podium in third place.
SNOWBOARDING SLOPESTYLE MENS
Final Results from Aspen/Snowmass on Saturday, January 27, 2007
Name, Bib No., Hometown, Score
1. Andreas Wiig 343 Oslo, Norway 89.66
2. Jussi Oksanen 337 Kirkkonummi, Finland 84.66
3. Shaun White 342 Carlsbad, Calif. 83.33
4. Antti Autti 324 Rovaniemi, Finland 83.00
5. Mathieu Crepel 326 Anglet, France 80.33
6. Danny Davis 392 Highland, Mich. 77.66
7. Danny Kass 332 Mammoth Lakes, Calif. 77.00
8. Travis Rice 339 Jackson Hole, Wyo. 68.00
9. Hampus Mosesson 327 Froson, Sweden 63.66
10. Chas Guldemond 330 Laconia, N.H. 43.66