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Snowboarding - 10. January 2011.

Silvia Mittermueller new tour leader after 6Star O’Neill Evolution

The 6Star O'Neill Evolution wrapped up in Davos, Switzerland with Jamie Anderson (USA) winning the slopestyle title today and Kelly Clark (USA) taking top honors in halfpipe yesterday.  Each of the winners were awarded a piece of the $125 000 USD prize purse and 1000 TTR World Ranking points.  After the first 6Star halfpipe competition of the season and a progressive slopestyle event here at the O’Neill Evolution, Silvia Mittermueller (GER) moved into the tour lead for the women.  Although the rider was unable to snag a podium spot, Silvia has registered more results than others on tour which boosts her overall score in the TTR World Rankings.

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Kelly Clark (USA) dominated in the halfpipe, definitely set the bar for amplitude and threw down a stylish frontside indy, backside 540, frontside 720 and a Cab 720 to take first place.  This was Kelly's first TTR result for the season that, together with her end-of- season bonus points, shot her straight into TTR World No. 10. Slovenian rider Cilka Sadar, took second place moving her into World No. 5 and Kjersti Ostgaard Buaas (NOR) placed third and remains in World No. 4.

Jamie Anderson (USA) rose above the pack to take the women's slopestyle title with a backside 540 mute to a switch frontside boardslide-to-backside boardslide. Now sitting in the World No. 3 position, Jamie was super excited and had this to say about the day, "Today the event was really fun. The kicker was perfect and the weather was great.  The progression for women's riding was really high, which was awesome.  After this I'm going to head to the 6Star Burton European Open and then I want to go to all the big TTR events."  Sarka Pancochova (CZE) was riding well to take second place and reigning TTR Champion, Enni Rukäjarvi (FIN), was able to grab third place.

After some excellent riding this weekend at the O’Neill Evolution, riders will make the short trip over to Laax, Switzerland for the 6Star Burton European Open.  With two more 6Star results available at the Burton European Open, it will be a crucial event for riders looking to improve their ranking positions especially those making a run for the TTR World Tour Champion.  For all the latest news, photos and videos from the O’Neill Evolution and for coverage of the Burton European Open next week, tune into ttrworld.com.  And, don’t miss the action from the Burton European Open semi-finals and finals, which will be webcast live on ttrworldtour.com and metacafe.com on January 12th through January 15th.  Check out metacafe.com for the full webcast schedule.

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