Competing in heat number two, Henshaw produced two well executed, consistent runs, with his first scoring 88.66 points and then improved in the second run with a score of 90.
The format for the event saw the top four ranked athletes from three heats progress straight through to the final, with scores from the best of two runs counting. Henshaw’s highest scoring second run (90 points), saw him advance with the second best score in his heat.
After qualifying, Henshaw was pleased with his performance.
“Pretty stoked on my skiing, glad I scored so high with my safety run.”
“I am looking forward to finals on Saturday.”
Also in action for Australia was NSWIS athlete Ryley Lucas in 51st place.
The final is scheduled to take place Saturday night at 9:43pm AEST.
IMAGE: Russ Henshaw giving us a unique point of view flying high above Seiser Alm © Russ Henshaw Instagram