Newry, Maine (March 27, 2010) -- Amateur freeskier, Alex Schlopy from Park City, Utah, may have proved that he has what it takes to be a pro thanks to a first place finish today at Sunday River's second annual Dumont Cup. This is the first time an amateur has ever won the Dumont Cup during the event's two-year history.
Schlopy out-skied 105 amateur athletes yesterday to gain entry into today's semi-finals and finals. During finals, Schlopy and nine others competed against such freeski professionals as Simon Dumont, Peter Olenik, Jossi Wells, and Henrik Harlaut.
During the finals, Schlopy launched himself off of Sunday River's 85-foot jump during one of his last three tries and pulled a switch right double cork 1440 to earn him top seat.
Schlopy is joined on the podium with Joss Christianson from Park City, Utah who took second place and the 2009 winner of the first-ever Dumont Cup, Tom Wallisch from Salt Lake City, Utah, who took third.
Schlopy walks away with $12,000 in cash plus a one-week scholarship to Camp Woodward, an action sports camp and training facility located in Woodward, Penn. Second place wins $5,000 and third place, $3,000.
Sponsors of the second annual Dumont Cup include: Empire, Giro, Kicker, Nike 6.0, Oakley, Red Bull Skiing, Salomon, Sunday River, and Target.