Amazing Results Of 2011 6Star Burton US Open Slopestyle
Despite difficult weather at the venue in Stratton Mountain in Vermont, USA, Eric and Enni gave it their all and landed some impressive runs.
Eric Willett and Enni Rukajärvi were the winners of the slopestyle finals at the 2011 6Star Burton US Open Slopestyle. As a reward for their perseverance and skill, they each took home a hefty piece of the $200,000 event prize purse and 1000 Swatch TTR World Ranking points.
Jamie Anderson, who placed second in today's slopestyle competition, and Peetu Piiroinen have already locked up the TTR World Tour Champion titles. The TTR Champion trophies and the $200,000 TTR prize purse will be awarded following Saturday's halfpipe finals.
With this event win, Enni Rukajärvi moves up to World No. 5. She powered through the rainy conditions and threw down a 50-50 on the first rail, 50-50 to stalefish, fronside 360 on the first jump, another 50-50, backside 540 on the second jump and finished with a Cab 540.
"I'm stoked to have a good result here as it bumped me up in the TTR ranking," said Rukajärvi. "It's really important for me to be in the Top 5 so that I can get automatic invites to all the big TTR events next year."
Jamie Anderson, who has been having an amazing year on the Swatch TTR World Tour and owns the World No. 1 position, finished in second place. Silje Norendal completed the podium and is now in the World No. 7 spot. Norwegian rider, Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas, finished in fourth place improving her TTR ranking to World No. 2.
On the men's side, Eric Willett took home the top spot on the podium. This was Eric's first win at the Burton US Open and his first major TTR title of the season moving him into World No. 7.
"I'm stoked," exclaimed Willett. "To come here and put down a run in these conditions is awesome. Everyone rode super well and to end the TTR season in the Top 10 with a 6Star win is awesome".
Eric Willett won with a smooth run throwing down a frontside 270 to boardslide, backside tailslide to 450 out, a Cab underflip 900 on the first kicker, tailslide to 270 out, frontside 900 on the second kicker and ended with a switch backside double cork 1080.
Canadian ripper, Mark McMorris, took second place and moves into World No. 3. Chas Guldemond had a good day on the slopestyle course with some impressive tricks including a double backside rodeo and a Cab 1260 to take the third place spot at the 2011 Burton US Open and move into World No. 8.
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