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Semifinalists Set for The Sixth Annual Dumont Cup at Sunday River Resort
A field of 83 amateur competitors was whittled to 22 after a full day of high-flying antics at The Dumont Cup on FridayMarch 28, 2014
March 29 update: 22 athletes will advance, Riley Culver has pulled out of the competition due to an injury and Tyler Duncan and Matthew Langevin will advance.
Photos from today's qualifying event can be downloaded from here: http://bit.ly/1dBtoHa
Newry, Maine (March 28, 2014)-The Sixth Annual Dumont Cup took off at Sunday River Resort on Friday with 83 national, amateur competitors vying for spots in Saturday's competition.
After two qualifying sessions, 21 amateur competitors remain and will move on to the next round, Saturday's semifinals. There they'll compete against the largest roster of professional skiers at The Dumont Cup to date: Olympian Bobby Brown and Torin Yater-Wallace; McRae Williams, Alex Schlopy (also a past Dumont Cup Champion), Matt Walker, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Chris Laker, Vinnie Gagnier, PK Hunder, and Kai Mahler.
From tomorrow's semifinals, 12 competitors will advance to the finals to compete against last year's Dumont Cup podium and this year's Olympic slopestyle podium: Joss Christensen (Olympic gold medalist), Gus Kenworthy (Olympic silver medalist and 2012 Dumont Cup Champion), and Nick Goepper (Olympic bronze medalist and the 2013 and 2011 Dumont Cup Champion).
Created by professional freeskier and 10-time X Games Medalist Simon Dumont, The Dumont Cup, which takes place at Dumont's home mountain Sunday River, is the largest (and only major) freeskiing event in the East. It's also the second-to-last AFP platinum-rated slopestyle event before the AFP World Championships at Whistler next month.
The 2014 Dumont Cup winner will receive cash, 925 AFP points, and huge bragging rights.
2014 Dumont Cup Semifinal Qualifiers
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For additional information on The Sixth Annual Dumont Cup, please visit www.dumontcup.com or www.sundayriver.com.
Official sponsors of Simon Dumont and the Dumont Cup are: Red Bull, Target, Oakley, Sunday River, HEAD, Toyota, Nike, Visa, Giro, Empire Attire, and Kicker.
About Sunday River Resort - A true four-season destination, Sunday River Resort offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding, two Resort Hotels, and golf at the highly acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne USA Resorts family of resorts and attractions and is located in Newry, Maine amidst the scenic Mahoosuc Mountain Range.