Posts Tagged: Jamie Anderson
Many of the world’s top riders were in attendance at the first major competition of the season, the Burton New Zealand Open. The 5 Star TTR contest was held at Cadrona in Wanaka, New Zealand.
Organizers had to change the format of the slopestyle competition due to low visibility caused by the weather, but American Jamie Anderson still managed to capture her third straight NZ Open Slopestyle title and $6000 in prize money.
Jamie was excited about her win, “I can’t believe it, I love the Burton Opens and winning this event three times in a row is amazing, so I’m ecstatic and so stoked to start of the year with a good result.”
Some of the top female snowboarders in the world gathered at Mammoth Mountain last weekend for the Roxy Chicken Jam. Riders were competing, not just to win the Chicken Jam, but to be named the Ticket To Ride Global Champ.
Kelly Clark kept up her strong season with another win. Clark dominated in the pipe with her signature big amplitude and a frontside 900 to frontside 720 to cab 720 in her run. Japan’s Rana Okada took second, and Elena Hight took third. Clark also won the Zumiez Best Trick award for her frontside 900.
The inaugural 100% Pure Winter Games came to a close last weekend amid wintry weather at Coronet Peak. The closing ceremony marked the end of an exciting 10 days of competition, including ice skating, curling, skiing and of course snowboarding. A mini Winter Olympics of sorts, attracting some of the most elite international athletes.
This new event will be held every two years in the Southern Otago Region of New Zealand, using some of the areas best resorts and facilities. Every 4 years the Winter Games will act as a direct lead up to the Winter Olympics – as it is this year. With over 800 athletes, 40 countries and 37 events, it seems its the start of things to come in the Southern Hemisphere where world class Winter sports events have been few and far between.
As the season’s high profile snowboarding contests wrap up, here are the girls we think deserve an extra pat on the back and a large margarita if we see them in a bar any time soon….
Kelly Clark didn’t make the finals of the Roxy Chicken Jam slopestyle competition but still managed to walk away $50,000 richer. Twenty-first place was good enough for Clark to surpass erstwhile TTR leader Jamie Anderson and become the Swatch TTR World Champion.
“It’s amazing. It was really a long shot for me heading into this weekend and to end up on top, it’s really the icing on the cake to a great season” said Kelly about her Title win. “It’s really great to win the TTR Title.”
The Women’s Swatch TTR World Tour Champ will be decided this weekend at the Roxy Chicken Jam. Jamie Anderson is currently sitting in first place, but she ruptured her spleen at the US Open last weekend and won’t be competing. Jamie’s injury opens the door for someone else to overtake her.
So who can beat Jamie Anderson? There are a few women with a good shot.
ESPN’s Action Sports Blog has an interview with Stan Evan and Jeremy Miller, the filmmakers behind one of next season’s women’s snowboard film – Stance. Stance has some big names like Gretchen Bleiler and Jamie Anderson. In the interview the producers promise high end cinematography the likes of which you don’t normally see in snowboard flicks.
The 10th Annual Transworld Riders’ Poll Awards were held last Wednesday evening at The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel. Todd Richards hosted the event which was sponsored by GORE-TEX.
It was an interesting night with Danny Kass, Dingo, Jamie Lynn, Tara Dakides among the presenters. Danny and Dingo took a jab at the X Games Big Air voting by declaring that the Readers Choice Awards would be voted on by text message.
Raewyn Reid won the Rookie of the Year and accepted via a taped message. Lucas Debari won for the men.
Some big names will be missing from the Women’s X Games Slopestyle final. Last year’s gold medal winner, Jamie Anderson, pulled out of the competition after being injured at the Burton European Open. Other invited riders like Cheryl Maas and Jana Meyen also did not compete in the qualifiers. Leanne Pelosi failed to qualify.
In foggy conditions, Jenny Jones qualified first among the field of eleven women. The top six will compete in the Slopestyle finals on Saturday afternoon.
The results for the slopestyle elimitaion round are:
Kelly Clark and Louie Vito took the the top spots at the US Grand Prix Halfpipe at Copper Mountain last Saturday. Clark dominated in the snowy conditions, putting in the two top scoring runs.