Woods crowned World Cup champion after Sierra Nevada finale

23 March 2013 / 17:51

James Woods didn’t contest the final freestyle ski slopestyle World Cup round of the season in Sierra Nevada but it had no affect on his position at the top as he was still crowned overall champion.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a fine season winning the first two rounds of the World Cup season in Argentina in September and then America in January before taking Winter X Games bronze in Aspen.

Woods claimed World Championship silver in Norway last month, Britain’s first medal at the event for 20 years, and has now been crowned World Cup champion after the fourth and final round.

He didn’t contest the final which saw American Lyman Currier win with a best effort of 87.6 from his second run with Oscar Wester second with 86.2 and Felix Stridsberg-Usterud third with 85.0.

However it had little effect on the overall standings with Woods the champion elect prior to events in Sierra Nevada and ending the season with 226 points, 86 ahead of Johan Berg in second.

Britain did still have a representative in the final though as Tyler Harding finished 15th on only his second ever World Cup start with a score of 49.6 from his second of two runs in Spain.

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