Jossi Wells is AFP Overall World Champion For 2010

Unlike other performers, Jossi Wells rocks all three disciplines in freeskiing competitions. His AFP halfpipe rankings are off the chart and he continues to rack up the titles in the 2010 season.

Jossi Wells.  Photo: Christian PondellJossi Wells’ overall title is based on a long chain of solid halfpipe performances. The 19-year-old from New Zealand started the season hot with a win at the NZ Open, followed by a second-place-finish at the first Dew Tour stop in Breckenridge, which was eclipsed by the win at the second stop in Snowbasin and the silver medal at the X Games in Aspen.

Two more top-ten-finishes at the Dew Tour finals in Mt. Snow and the European X Games in Tignes earned Jossi the Halfpipe Dew Cup and the first place in the current AFP halfpipe rankings.

The AFP Halfpipe Champion will be determined at the WSI in Whistler later this month.But while the halfpipe title is still to be secured, his solid performances in both slopestyle and big air already fixed the overall championship for Jossi Wells. His unique versatility has made him unbeatable, even a month before the season is finished!

Wells not only competes in all three disciplines, but he also does it amazingly well, currently holding a fifth place in the AFP slopestyle rankings and an 11th place in big air.

 A feat that is as impressive as surprising. Explains Jossi:

“It definitely has it’s challenges to compete in all three disciplines. Not only to be able to show good tricks in each one, but also at bigger events with sometimes conflicting time schedules. I have huge respect for everyone who takes on those challenges.”

Jossi Wells.  Photo: Eric Lars BakkeWhen Jossi Wells is not challenging himself in freeskiing competitions, he is busy filming for his webisode series “Winter of Wells.”

“I focus on skiing my best, and I found out I am skiing best when I am having fun. So I am always trying to have a blast at competitions, which makes them much more enjoyable.”

It is really amazing what Jossi Wells has been able to accomplish already in 2010.

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