Loic Collomb-Patton’s run at the Verbier Xtreme, good enough for 3rd at the venue and to take 1st in the 2014 FWT.
Loic Collomb-Patton of France has won the 2014 Freeride World Tour after a third place finish at the Verbier Xtreme event. In his rookie year on the tour, Loic had nothing to lose and was sending big lines at all the tour stops. He won the first two events, finished 32nd at the thrid, 8th at the 4th, and 3rd in Verbier to win the title. Second place in the tour went to Sam Smooth (New Zealand), and third place to Jeremie Heitz (Switzerland).
Reine Barkered’s fast clean run that won the Verbier Xtreme.
Samuel Anthamatten’s run with a gnarly tomahawk under the Hollywood Cliffs
The competition on the Bec Des Rosses was all-time. Competitors were going huge, and those that could keep it together were scoring good runs. Reine Barkered and Samuel Anthamatten sent huge airs to mixed results; Barkered came away with a first place finish in the Verbier Xtreme, while Anthamatten somehow found his feet and skied away from a huge tomahawk. Sam Smoothy, who placed 6th in Verbier, was competing on an injured back that held him back in the final event, but he still hung on to a 2nd place overall finish on the tour.
Verbier Xtreme Results
1 – Reinie Barkered – Sweden – 93.25
2 – Ian Borgeson – USA – 90.25
3 – Loic Collomb-Patton – France – 86.25
4 – Kevin Guri – France – 83.25
5 – Drew Tabke – USA – 82.25
6 – Jeremie Heitz – Switzerland – 79.00
7 – Bucikas Salencon – Argentina – 78.25
8 – Lars Chickering-Ayers – USA – 75.25
9 – Richard Amacker – Switzerland – 74.75
10 – Silas Chikering-Ayers – USA -68.75
11 – Sam Smoothy – New Zealand – 64.00
12 – Julien Lopez – France – 33.25
13 – Samuel Anthamatten – Switzerland – 14.00
14 – Stefan Hausl – Austria – 12.75
15 – FabioStuder – Austria – no score (lost a ski)
Ian Borgeson’s run. At 19 years old the tour will definitely be seeing more of this guy.
Ian Borgeson, the 19 year old American underdog from Colorado managed to score a 90.25 in the finals for second place. He got high marks for stomping a left-side 3 off the Reine cliff (named after Reine Barkered) at the top of the venue.