Arielle Gold into Dew Tour finals |

Arielle Gold into Dew Tour finals

Arielle Gold, left, stands on the podium with Kelly Clark, center, and Hannah Teter, on Saturday after finishing second in the US Grand Prix World Cup snowboard event at Copper Mountain.

— Arielle Gold was second to Kelly Clark last week in the qualification and finals rounds at the U.S. Grand Prix snowboard half-pipe event at Copper Mountain.

Now competing a few miles away at Breckenridge, she's still in the same spot, second behind Clark after the qualification round at the Dew Tour.

Of course, that's not a bad place to be sitting. Gold was among the five riders to qualify for Saturday's Dew Tour finals thanks to a strong second run. She checked in with a score of 68.50 on her first run, but nailed her second to score at 92.25.

Clark also hit on her second run, scoring a 95.00.

Chloe Kim held the first run lead with a score of 89.00 and slipped to third. Xuetong Cai was fourth with a score of 85.75 and Elena Hight was fifth at 80.75.

Maddy Schaffrick rebounded from a rough qualification round at Copper Mountain, but her Wednesday best of 64.50 left her just outside the field, in seventh place.

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The men's snowboard half-pipe competitors take to the snow Thursday and also will compete in finals Saturday.

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