Laax, Switzerland – January, 18th 2008 –
Ideal weather conditions made the competition even more fun for the riders, who had three chances to put together a winning run.
American Jamie Anderson dominated the slopestyle finals claiming the first BEO championship title of her career. She finished 9th overall in Halfpipe which moves her to TTR World No. 1, an astonishing 100 points ahead of now Swatch TTR World No. 2 Kelly Clark (USA).
"It's my first time at the Burton European Open and it rock", said Jamie Anderson. "It was a super fun contest and I'm really stoked to win, especially because there are so many good riders here like Cheryl Maas and Torah Bright, who are riding on a super high level."
With Anderson stomping huge 540s off the kickers, busting out sick eggplants on the Quarterpipe and bringing back her buttery rail combos, there was no question as to why she won the Title. Jamie Anderson (USA) took the lead after her first run and never let go of it, executing an impressive run.
Jenny Jones (GBR) took a very close second place in the slopestyle choosing the big kicker lines and stomping huge backside and frontside 360's, moving her to TTR World Nr. 4.
All the major TTR men and women riders will be bringing out the big guns, as there are only a few more opportunities to post their best 6-STAR results and claim that desirable Swatch TTR World Championship Title and a piece of the $250 000 USD TTR prize purse.
TTR TOP 5 RANKINGS - WOMEN:
1. Jamie Anderson (USA) - 769.08 points
2. Kelly Clark (USA) - 669.66 points
3. Torah Bright (AUS) - 668.00 points
4. Jenny Jones (GBR) - 644.33 points
5. Elizabeth Beerman (USA) - 610.22 points
Photo credits: Vanessa Andrieux
– but the sailors praise the new boats