All-star lineup expected for WSI 

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The stand-by list includes Matthew Sterbenz, Peter Olenick, Charles Gagnier, Mike Wilson, Josh Bibby, Anthony Boronowski and Mike Schimke.

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From the Big Air list, the Superpipe list includes Mark Abma, Phil Belanger, David Crichton, Simon Dumont, Boyd Easley, Pep Fujas, Tanner Hall, Nick Mercon, Shoya Okazaki, John Symms, Candide Thovex, Chris Turpin and Andrew Woods. Other participating skiers include:

Scott Hibbert – Hibbert, like Crichton, hails from Manotick, Ontario, and he skis for Volkl, Technica, Spy, Boeri, and T&L Ski Shop. And, like Crichton, he is in his third year competing at freeski events, and recently was the winner on the Molson Snow Jam summer tour.

Phil Larose – Larose won the U.S. Open Superpipe two years in a row, and at 22 is one of the top freeskiers in the world. Although he is young, he is also credited as being one of the pioneers of the new school skiing revolution. Although he has had his share of injuries in the last few years, he doesn’t hold back. He lives in Lac-Beauport, Quebec, and skis for Dynastar, Phenix and Smith.

Jordan Monk – Monk won the WSI Superpipe last year as the only competitor to stick his 1080 attempt. It was a huge upset for the 18-year-old Winnipeg native, who wasn’t even on the invite list. He made his way through the qualifiers, then beat on the top names in the sport to win the title. A former freestyler, Monk is tall, smooth, and makes it look easy. He skis for Columbia, Smith, Dynastar, Gord’s Ski Shop and Fresh.

Jon Olsson – From Sweden, this 19-year-old is one of the most dynamic and versatile skiers out there. At the U.S. Open this season he was second in the slopestyle and fourth in the Superpipe. At the X-Games he was third in both the slopestyle and the superpipe. He skis for Oakley and Head, and could easily win at the WSI.

Phil Poirier – Like Dorion and Larose, Poirier is a pioneer of the new school freeski movement, and helped to develop the twin-tip skis that are so commonplace these days. In the previous two WSI events, he has a win in the big air and a third in the Superpipe, and he also has won his share of podiums in major events. He spends more time filming these days, and the 25-year-old from St. Jerome, Quebec, is a serious contender in every event he enters. His sponsors are Oakley, Rossignol, Auclair, Base, Globel, Le Petit Caribou and Mont Tremblant.

Jon Reedy – This 19-year-old skis out of Whistler these days, and won the Superpipe in the U.S. Open this season. He’s a solid skier with a big bag of tricks, and makes full use of his twin tips in competitions. He skis for Dynastar and DNA.

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