Roz G Wins Super Pipe at X-Games

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Boulder, Colorado – With her signature style and sweet smile, Spyder star athlete Roz Groenewoud won her first Winter X Games gold in the women's Ski SuperPipe at the 2012 X-Games in Park City, UT.

Groenewoud took victory after posting a record high score of 93.66 in her second run, beating out fellow competitors with a massive 14-foot safety grab and a run featuring a 900, back-to-back 540s, a left-side 720 and a switch 540 traveling down the pipe. Her impressive win is even more notable after a broken collarbone last season left the Squamish-resident sidelined from the snow for several months.

As a member of the Canadian national halfpipe team, Groenewoud has been cutting her teeth in the X-Games since 2008, previously winning bronze metals in SuperPipe the past two seasons. She also won the North Face Open in Whistler earlier this year and is proven to be a top contender for victory in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.

The 22-year-old freeskier credits her win to Sarah Burke, her fellow teammate and close friend, who passed away earlier this month.

About Spyder Active Sports
Renowned for integrating high-tech fabrics, fashion and functionality, Spyder is the world's leading skiwear and mountain-based apparel brand. Launched in 1978 with the development of revolutionary padded slalom race sweaters, the iconic brand continues to develop progressive apparel season after season. Rigorously tested by top athletes across the world including the US and Canadian Alpine Ski Teams plus big mountain, freeski, and park and pipe professional skiers. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Spyder products are distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. For more information and to view the current collection, please visit www.spyder.com.


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Photo courtesy of Spyder/Jordan Loyd

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