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US Open Cancels Slopestyle Finals – Jamie Anderson Wins

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Slopestyle finals came down to a nail biter on many fronts today at the 36th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. Defending champion Mark McMorris (CAN) earned the top score on the final run of the three-run finals, while the women’s field made the difficult decision to cancel the competition due to challenging winds. Results from the

Chloe Kim Wins US Open Halfpipe

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Chloe Kim (USA) and Ayumu Hirano (JPN) earned the U.S. Open halfpipe titles at the 36th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships adding their names to the legendary list of winners. It was an incredible day of halfpipe riding as the field of 10 men and six women competed in Vail Mountain’s 22-foot halfpipe in a best

Burton Signs New Mom Kimmy Fasani to New Contract

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Editors Note: Kimmy gave birth to son Koa John on March 2nd. Congrats to Kimmy and Chris on the birth of their son…during a major snowstorm. Burton is proud to announce its continuing support of Kimmy Fasani as a key member of the Burton Global Team with a renewed contract. Burton is additionally thrilled to support Kimmy in

Getting Fit for Winter

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As winter draws closer, your time to get in shape for winter is running out. Nike has recently released a couple of free programs with pro snowboarders Spencer O’Brien and Silje Norendal for Nike Training Club. The Nike Training Club app is free an available for iPhone or Android. You can view and print the

Spencer O’Brien Wins X Games Slopestyle Gold

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Spencer O’Brien won her first XGames gold in Slopestyle beating out perennial podium presence Jamie Anderson. O’Brien’s run featured a switch backside 720 and frontside 720, which gave her 2 point lead over Anderson.  O’Brien said getting the gold was a fulfillment of  lifetime goal,  “It somehow came together today. It’s been ten years at X

Gretchen Bleiler Wins Climate Activist Award

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Gretchen Bleiler received the 2nd Climate Activist Award at the Transworld Riders’ Poll Awards in Denver, Colorado.  Transworld Snowboarding and Protect Our Winters selected the winner based on “riders who inspired others, took meaningful action, and did something notable in the past year in the fight against climate change.” Bleiler, who sits on the board