FREEBIRD SLOPESTYLE SERIES – 2022

Three FMB Bronze events. Two age classes. Men’s and women’s categories. The Freebird Slopestyle Series is coming back for 2022, better than ever!

2022 Event Dates

  • Stop 1 – June 18
  • Stop 2 – August 20
  • Stop 3 – September 24

NEW FOR 2022:

Series Ranking Point System: In 2021, we used a 10-point system when determining overall series rankings. (A first place finish earned 10 points; A tenth place finish earned 1 point.) This year we will be moving to a more varied 100-point system, which should help eliminate multiple ties in the series rankings.

Alternates: Event registration per stop is capped at 35 total athletes across all categories. Once registration is full, we will continue to accept interested athletes on an alternates list.

Alternates may be given the opportunity to compete if a registered athlete drops out, or if the pace of the event schedule day of allows for more competitors. Priority will be given to alternates from the competition category with the lowest number of pre-registered athletes.

Per FMB rules, athletes with an FMB World Tour license are granted highest priority access to the competition.

FOR ATHLETES

Registration for 2022 will open on Wednesday, February 23.

There will be a $45 registration fee for each event.

 

CLASS BREAKDOWN

This event is open to athletes of all ages. Competitions will be held in both men’s and women’s categories, with a youth class and an adult class. 

  • Girls (U15)
  • Boys (U15)
  • Open Women (16+)
  • Open Men (16+)

There will be no qualifying rounds. All registered riders will be judged on style and tricks.

Athletes get two runs each, with their highest-scoring run counted toward the event standings. Athletes will earn points toward the overall Freebird Series Standings based on their place in each event.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

All athletes must have a current Highland Waiver on file.

Athletes competing in the adult class (Men’s and Women’s) must complete the FMB license agreement. The free Amateur License is sufficient for entry into Bronze-level events.

Athletes competing in the youth class (U15) are not required to have an FMB license.

PRACTICE & EVENT SCHEDULE

Schedule is subject to change.

THURSDAY
9AM-4PM Athlete Registration in Welcome Center

10AM-5PM Practice (course open to public)

5:30PM-8:30PM VIP HTC Access (athlete wristband required for entry)

 

FRIDAY

9AM-4PM Athlete Registration in Welcome Center

10AM-7PM Practice (course open to public)

 

SATURDAY

8AM Mandatory Riders Meeting @ Athlete Tent

8:30AM-10:30AM Practice (course closed to public)

11AM-12:30PM Under 15

1PM-6PM Open Class Men & Women

Awards to Follow

6PM After Party at Exit 19 Bar

COURSE INFORMATION

All categories will compete on Highland’s slopestyle course as it is built. The course will not be modified for the youth class.

FEATURE LIST

Feature 1 | Dirt Stepdown  3′ down 20′ out 

Feature 2 | Cannon Log  25′

Feature 3 | Dirt Left Satellite Dish 

Feature 4 | Dirt Right Satellite Dish

Feature 5 | Flat Drop  12′ down 14′ out 

Feature 6 | Step-up Jump 10′ tall ramp, 20′ gap to dirt landing

Feature 7 | Dirt Jump 8′ by 18′

Feature 8 | Small Dirt Dish

Feature 9 | Up Box 

Feature 10 | On-Off

Feature 11 | Final Jump 10′ tall wood ramp, 28′ gap to dirt landing

TRAVEL OPTIONS
  • If you are traveling by air, the closest airports to Highland are Manchester Logan (MHT) in Manchester, NH (approximately 35 minutes away) and Boston Logan (BOS) in Boston, MA (approximately 90 minutes away.)
  • Concord Coach Lines has bus stops in Concord, NH (approximately 20 minutes away) and at Exit 20 in Tilton, NH (approximately 12 minutes away.)
ACCOMMODATIONS

Highland does not have accommodations onsite. Check out our Accommodations page for an incomplete list of local hotels and camping options, many of which offer discounts to Highland riders.

FOR SPECTATORS

Spectators are welcome at all three events! There is no spectator fee. 
The bike park will be open for regular operations during the events.
                                                         

EVENT SCHEDULE

Event schedule is subject to change.

 

FRIDAY

10AM-7PM Athlete Practice

 

SATURDAY

9AM-10:30AM Athlete Practice

11AM-12:30PM Under 15 Class

12PM-7PM Live Music, Beer Garden, Food Trucks, and More

1PM-6PM Open Men and Women Category

Awards to Follow

6PM After Party at Exit 19 Bar

ABOUT THE FREEBIRD SLOPESTYLE SERIES

Competitive slopestyle at Highland has a long and varied history, from the Claymore Challenge and Spring Training sessions of the 2000s to the US Open of Slopestyle that took place in 2019. The Freebird Slopestyle Series was created in 2021 to provide a new platform for up-and-coming riders in North America. We especially wanted to highlight the ever-growing women’s slopestyle scene, as well as offer a competition opportunity for the youth athletes who are already playing a part in defining the next generation of slope.

To relive some our favorite moments from 2021, read our Stop #2 Recap or watch the highlight videos.

 

2021 - Stop 1 Results

U14

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Dareck Graham 90
2 Simon Miller 82
3 Hayes Livernois 80
4 Max Abrams 78

Open Women

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Amelia Capuano 89
2 Brooke Trine 85
3 Tania Lillak 67
4 Kajay Rooke 55

 

Open Men

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Kaidan Ingersoll 89
2 Christian Arehart 88
3 Chad Deluca 81
4 Kevin Sweeney 75
5 James Angiulo 71
6 Dustin Iverson 66
7 Travis Morris 65
8 Mike Kent 64
9 Peter Spang 62
10 Liam Nichols 56
2021 - Stop 2 Results

U14

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Finley Kirschenmann 81
2 Hayes Livernois 78
3 Simon Miller 77
4 Max Abrams 74
5 Jack Benson 72
6 Grady Payson 67
7 Walden Bart 51
8 Julian Voytilla 42
9 Xavi Violette 41

Open Women

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Amelia Capuano 83
2 Whitney Poulin 82
3 Tania Lillak 76
4 Kajay Rooke 70
5 Clair Sick 65

 

Open Men

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Kaidan Ingersoll 95
2 Christian Arehart 92
3 James Angiulo 90
4 Dustin Iverson 87
5 Kevin Sweeney 85
6 Travis Morris 83
7 Derek Hines 82
8 Blake Turner 75
9 Lachlan Becker 74
10 Liam Nichols 73.5

 

2021 - Stop 3 Results

U14

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Finley Kirschenmann 89
2 Dareck Graham 83
3 Boston Bryant 81
4 Hayes Livernois 79
5 Cohen Bundy 73
6 Finnegan McDermott 71
7 Kye Lundin 70
8 Jack Benson 67
9 Julian Voytilla 60
10 Walden Bart 42

Open Women

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Amelia Capuano 87
2 Renata Wiese 85
3 Avery Martinson 83
4 Tania Lillak 82
5 Clair Sick 70
6 KaJay Rooke 45

 

Open Men

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 David Lieb 95
2 Kaidan Ingersoll 93
3 Dustin Iverson 87
4 Liam Nichols 85
5 James Angiulo 81
6 Kevin Sweeney 77
7 Lachlan Becker 75
8 Peter Spang 70
9 Christian Arehart 65
10 Chris Eldredge 64

 

2021 Freebird Slopestyle Series Rankings

In 2021, series rankings were determined using a 10-point scale, where each 1st place finish earned 10 points and each 10th place finish earned 1 point.

U14

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Hayes Livernois 24
2 Finley Kirschenmann 20
3 Dareck Graham 19
4 Simon Miller 17
5 Max Abrams 14
6 Jack Benson 9
7 Boston Bryant 8
8 Cohen Bundy 6
9 Grady Payson 5
9 Walden Bart 5
9 Julian Voytilla 5
9 Finnegan McDermott 5
10 Kye Lundin 4

Open Women

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Amelia Capuano 30
2 Tania Lillak 23
3 KaJay Rooke 20
4 Clair Sick 11
5 Brooke Trine 9
5 Whitney Poulin 9
5 Renata Wiese 9
6 Avery Martinson 8

 

Open Men

Rank Athlete Final Score
1 Kaidan Ingersoll 29
2 Christian Arehart 20
2 James Angiulo 20
2 Dustin Iverson 20
3 Kevin Sweeney 18
4 David Lieb 10
5 Travis Morris 9
5 Liam Nichols 9
6 Chad DeLuca 8
7 Lachlan Becker 6
8 Peter Spang 5
9 Derek Hines 4
10 Mike Kent 3
10 Blake Turner 3