Jacobellis and Baumgartner claim victory at Stoneham Snowboard Cross
The US-American team has dominated the seasonís fourth snowboard cross. While Lindsey Jacobellis had her way in the womenís final in Stoneham, Quebec, her fellow countryman Nick Baumgartner was victorious in the menís field.
With their wins today, Jacobellis and Baumgartner tied on to their outstanding performances at the last X-Games when both had won Gold end of last January. In addition, it was the season’s first World Cup win for both in the current season.
Thus, the reigning World Champion was very content with her riding: “It’s great and nice to do it at the East coast,” said the 25-years-old from Stratton, Vermont. “I did have a slow start to my season but I won the events I wanted to win: World Championships and X-Games. This is like a bonus. I’m very excited to have done well on this course as it was very technical.”
In the end, it was her deliberated performance which secured her the win as Jacobellis crossed the finish line just ahead of Dominique Maltais who was undefeated in the current World Cup season until today. “I knew she was going to be right on my tail so making any mistakes was not an option. I could hear her, so I was trying to take away lines.”
Roope and Jamie took home a nice chunk of the $125,000 USD prize purse, in addition to securing their spots to compete in the 2012 World Snowboarding Championships taking place in Oslo, Norway in February 2012.
First a fourth-place finish in Spain and now a championship victory - Rocco van Straten is a name that will not be forgotten. This wakeboarder turned snowboarder has proven that he should not be underestimated at big air events.
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