Inside the 2015 Freestyle Worlds With EJ – Ep6, Men C1 Prelims
C1 Prelims – First heat of C1ers went OFF! Of course you can expect Jordan Poffenberger to kill it and he did with 4 good rides, but Seth Chappell who was struggling in practice two weeks ago, threw down for some amazing rides and high scores leading the pack after three rides.
Sebastien from France had 3 awesome rides in a row also, and is a way better C1er than he was in 2013 for the NOC worlds. At that worlds he looked like a kayaker doing C1. Now he looks quite at home in the C1 and was paddling like a champ. Zach Zwanenberg was in 3rd until the final ride where he had a massive ride to pull the lead for that heat with a combined score of 883 points.
In heat 2 we have Chris McDermott- who was in the Canadian freestyle team many years ago and still looks super sharp with strong, but not winning rides. Dane is in heat 2 and his first ride was the highest scoring ride of the Prelims so far. His second ride, however, he flushed right away and luckily he has 2 more rides to go for his favorite spot.
Third rides, however, saw Dane throw a 700 pointer to put him at 1200 points, almost 400 points over second place and securing the top spot going into Semi-Finals…
There were some other fun to watch rides, but the first heat brought the heat, other than Dane.
The top 10 spots competing for Semi-finals tomorrow…
- Dane Jackson- USA- 1263
- Zach Zwanenberg- Canada- 863
- Seth Chappell- USA- 851
- Sebastien Devred- France- 825
- Jordan Poffenberger- USA- 768
- Brad McMillan- USA- 566
- Lukas Cervinka- Czech Republic- 443
- Chris McDermott- Canada- 370
- Vincent Dupont- Canada- 353
- James Ibbotson- England- 260