2011 Burton US Open Halfpipe Results
The 6Star Burton US Open was the last major stop of the 2010/11 Swatch TTR World Tour season and also played host to the TTR World Tour Champion awards ceremony at Stratton Mountain in Vermont, USA.
Kazuhiro Kokubo and Kelly Clark championed over the halfpipe finals and each took home a piece of the $200,000 event prize purse. Peetu Piiroinen and Jamie Anderson received their TTR World Tour Champion trophies and $50,000.
The TTR Top 10 men and TTR Top 5 women were also set in stone at the Burton US Open and each of these riders will receive automatic invites to all TTR events in the 2011/12 season. Kelly Clark Finishes a Perfect TTR Season at the US Open Kelly Clark has won every single TTR halfpipe competition she entered this season and did not disappoint here at the Burton US Open.
Kelly was going huge in the pipe, as always, and set a new bar in women's snowboarding with a run that consisted of a frontside 900, backside 540, frontside 1080 and finished off with a Cab 720. With her win today, Kelly banked 1000 Swatch TTR World Ranking points, which allowed her to finish in the TTR World No. 2 position.
"Today was an amazing day, I did not expect it to be this good after a week of poor weather and limited practice," said Kelly Clark. "I'm so happy Jamie had such an incredible season. I'm so stoked for her being World Champ."
Coming in second place in the halfpipe was Hannah Teter and Gretchen Bleiler took third.
The men dropped into the 22-foot halfpipe in the afternoon and Kazu Kokubo put on an amazing display of style to take his second consecutive US Open halfpipe title. Kazu put down a winning run that was made up of a frontside alley-oop, frontside 900, Michaelchuck, frontside double cork 1080 and finished his run with a Cab 1080.
"I'm just so happy, that's it," said Kazu Kokubo. "Today's weather was bad, but everybody was pushing. Everybody rode well."
Iouri Podladtchikov came in second place, which earned him enough TTR Ranking points to finish the season in TTR World No. 2 and Japanese rider, Kohei Kudo, came in third.
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