December 21, 2013

Blunck Wins US Grand Prix at Copper


For the second time in two weeks, Aaron Blunck finished on the podium of a major competition.  Under the lights Friday evening at US Grand Prix at Copper, there was no one better than the 17 year old Crested Butte native.

photo: Shay Williams

Blunck, who has a history of doing well in less than perfect conditions, earned himself a score of 92.0 with the snow coming down.  “Having my parents here is a huge support for sure. They try to make it to every event they can and for them to be here for the time I won is huge. I can’t believe that they were here. I’m so happy,” Blunck said after taking first. It has been an incredible start to the 2014 winter.  Last week, Blunck took 2nd at the Breckenridge Dew Tour stop.  The points earned from the past two competitions have put Blunck on the verge of a United States Olympic Team spot.

Blunck’s next competition is the Grand Prix stop at Breckenridge January 8-12, which was moved from Northstar, California because of snow conditions.

Check back for highlights.

1- BLUNCK Aaron USA 92.00

2- ROLLAND Kevin FRA 90.20

3- KENWORTHY Gus USA 90.00

4- DOREY Justin CAN 86.20

5- DUMONT Simon USA 85.00

About the Author

1. Ed Dujardin
After moving out west for college, Ed took summer school so he could spend winters in Crested Butte. These days, he coaches the Western State Colorado University Freeride Team, and spends as much time as he can fishing the incredible rivers of the area.