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POC athletes claimed the top two spots at the 12th Annual 2009 US Freeskiing Open (USFO) held at Copper Mountain February 27-29.
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POC athletes claimed the top two spots at the 12th Annual 2009 US Freeskiing Open (USFO) held at Copper Mountain February 27-29. Justin Dorey, of Silver Star, B.C. took the coved first place in the Superpipe, holding off teammate Matt Philippi, of Breckenridge, Colo., who claimed second.

Both athletes come freshly off of the Dew Tour Series that recently concluded in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Dorey, who took second in the overall 2009 Dew Tour standings, came into the USFO looking for a victory to add to his resume. Despite a crash in practice, Dorey put down an impressive run starting with a huge double flip, straight to giant right and left-side 9's, an allyoop flat spin 360 that ended with a switch 1080.

Fellow teammate, Matt Philippi, remained close behind by impressing the judges with his high amplitude and clean run. Philippi throw down an amazing run landing a switch left 1080 out of the gate, followed by a right-side 9, left-side 1080, switch allyoop 720 and a left-side 1280.

“The competition circuit this season has truly been amazing, from all of the Dew Tour stops, to the X games, and now the US Open,” says Erin Sullivan, Marketing & Promotions Director of POC USA. “The talent pool is growing not only in numbers but the overall caliber of the athletes skills is mind-blowing.”

Both Dorey and Philippi sport POC's Receptor+ helmet, a sports specific helmet that caters to the needs of each athlete and his or her sport. The helmet features POC's patent pending system with double overlapping shells providing breathability without sacrificing safety.

Other notable POC athlete finishes in the Men's Superpipe were: Tucker Perkins, 8th place, Dan Marion 9th place, and Tyler Peterson, 10th place.

POC is a Swedish company that develops and markets personal protective gear for gravity sports.

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