Who is Tim Dutton?

After showing up big-mountain field in Kirkwood, rookie Dutton looks to AK.

March 22, 2009, 5:27 PM

By: Tim Mutrie

Eben Wight/MSI

This is Tim Dutton-air to stomp, natch, during Saturday’s Day 2 FWT at Kirkwood-but who is he?

Who is Tim Dutton?

For starters, he is your 2009 FWT North American Freeskiing Champion, by way of Kirkwood Friday/Saturday, but it’s intriguing because he basically strolled in as an unknown-this was his first-ever comp-but he didn’t let that or much else get in his way.

Dutton, who hails from Squaw Valley (see press release below), showed up at Kirkwood and, since this was his first-ever comp, had to qualify first. So he went out Thursday all conservative-like, qualifiing in 17th position with a modest score of 32. This is a familiar story actually, except that on Friday Dutton came out and won the day. Score: 37.06. And Saturday, Day 2, Dutton came out again and won the day. Score: An unheard of 43.13. The combined total gave Dutton the win by more than seven points over the likes of Julien Lopez, the runnerup and Sickbird award winner.

So who is the guy? Good question. This much is clear: Right about now he’s hitching his skis to his horse and riding off into the sunset or whichever way the wind blows. Or something like. To be updated…