Hall Can't Be Beat in Slopestyle

Winter X VIII - Slopestyle

Aspen, CO Jan. 25, 2004 (ESPN) -- Tanner Hall stole the show with a near-flawless second run to earn his third consecutive gold medal in Ski Slopestyle. But it may have been local Peter Olenick's second-place finish that was the big story of the day.

Hall (Kalispell, Mont.) came from behind to post a 94.00 on his second, and final, run of the day and the number held up through the final six skiers of the competition and helped him become only the fourth athlete in Winter X history to three-peat in one discipline.

"Every year I want to do well and stay consistent," Hall said. "Three golds in a row for Slopestyle - I feel very comfortable at this point."

Carbondale's own Olenick looked quite comfortable even though his ticket to the X Games was punched just two weeks ago at the Paul Mitchell qualifier. After a disappointing score of 17.00 on his first run, Olenick put together a spectacular final run of 93.33 to vault him into the silver spot.

"I'm so stoked I could come here and do this with my family here," Olenick said. "I could hear them all. I'm just so stoked to be here."

Jon Olsson (Are, SWE) pulled of a three-peat of his own with a bronze-medal finish for the third straight year which upped his career medal total to five.

SKI SLOPESTYLE - Final Results

Final Results from Aspen/Snowmass on January 25, 2004 (final score)

1. Tanner Hall(94.00)
2.Peter Olenick (93.33)
3.Jon Olsson (92.66)
4.Laurent Favre (91.00)
5.C.R. Johnson (87.66)
6.Henrik Windstedt (86.33)
7.Mark Abma (83.33)
8.Charles Gagnier (80.00)
9.Simon Dumont (39.33)
10.Rory Silva (23.00)



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