Birk Ruud Wins Big Air FIS Freeski World Cup Season in Kreischberg (AUT)
With 10 riders in the final and all but 1 skier stomping their first trick that earned all high scores. The standard was high with all putting down impressive tricks. To win Birk put down a corked 0 spin to claim his fourth career World Cup big air win.
Birk Ruud: “It feels incredible, yeah,” said Ruud just after the awards ceremony, “I love competing and I missed competing a lot. Obviously there’s what’s going on in the world right now, and as well I’ve had some other struggles and difficulties in my personal life. I’ve put competition and skiing a little to the side to spend more time with my family due to my father getting sick. But to be back and then be back on top of the podium is an amazing feeling.
“I had a really weird feeling at the top of the course before the last run,” Ruud went on, “It was like deja vu or something, like this victory had happened before. I don’t know…it was a crazy feeling. I’m just super stoked to take this win. Feeling a lot of love to my family and everyone around me.”- quote from FIS Freestyle skiing