December 2002, Seefeld
Winner: David Benedek
Photograph By Mark Landwehr
Trick: Frontside 720 + Handplant melon
Was there ever a more fitting case of a rider born 10 years too early than crowd-pleasing, Nike-sponsored, invert-stomping Mike Michalchuck? Here he is taking full advantage of the new kicker to hip set up, as the event further continued to develop. David Benedek, who's progressive approach was beginning to mark him out as one of the world's great riders, stood atop the podium.