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South Shore gals reach finals at Dew Tour

Joe Proudman
jproudman@tahoedailytribune.com

Alli Sports / Special to the Tribune

OGDEN, Utah – Three South Shore women are in the finals of their respective competitions at the Winter Dew Tour in Ogden, Utah. Julianne Brackett, Joanna Dzierzawski and Maddie Bowman all advanced, during the Dew Tour’s final competition of the season.

Dzierzawski and Brackett will be competing against one another at 9 a.m. on Sunday at Snowbasin Resort in the snowboard slopestyle event. Bowman, who automatically advanced to the finals because she is leading the women’s freeski superpipe in points, will compete on Saturday night at 5 p.m.

Bowman is currently in the lead for the first ever women’s freeski superpipe Dew Cup.

On Friday Dzierzawski and Brackett moved on to the finals, finishing third and fourth respectively in the semi-finals. Brackett scored a 83.67, while Dzierzawski scored a 76.50.

For Brackett, one of her biggest accomplishments was landing a new trick during competition.

“It was awesome. I put a goal in my head to do a Cab 5, that’s a new trick for me… and I did and I was so stoked,” she said by phone on Friday. “It was just for me, and that’s what I wanted to do.”

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“She Killed it,” Dzierzawski said of Brackett’s run. “She definitely put down one of the better runs, I’m really proud of her.”

Dzierzawski said she was nervous to start the competition, becuase the flu kept her from practicing yesterday. But the Heavenly rider put a solid enough run to qualify for the finals.

“It was more of a safety run. I wanted to put something down. It was a new course to me,” she said. “I’m just hoping to step up my run a little bit. Put down a good run and see where it puts me.”

“She did a back 3 grab perfectly. I envied her grab,” Brackett said of Dzierzawski’s run. “She was looking solid. I don’t know how she felt, but she looked solid from what I saw.”

The Dew Tour will be broadcasted on NBC Saturday at 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and on Sunday at noon till 1:30 p.m.