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US Riders Ricky Bower and Todd Richards scored the highest in today’s halfpipe qualifications at the Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding at Breckenridge.

In the women’s division Finland’s Minna Hesso edged Kelly Clark and Tricia Byrnes in the women’s qualfiers.

The “best of three” finals tomorrow will give riders three chances to put down a great run and in the words of the ISF press release will be “a guarantee for progressive, charging riding.”

The below listing of riders is tomorrows start order, which is a reversed results list. I would have flipped them all for you, but it’s getting late.

What this means, is that the last name on the list landed the highest score and the first name on the list, was the lowest qualifying score. Make sense? I didn’t think so.

Women:
1 PESKO Manuela SUI 18.50 7.70 18.50
2 BLEILER Gretchen USA 18.60 9.20 18.60
3 RUDISHAUSER Corrie USA 14.40 19.20 19.20
4 SAYRES Aurelie 19.40 12.50 19.40
5 CHRISTY Barrett USA 15.80 19.80 19.80
6 REUTELER Fabienne SUI 9.30 20.80 20.80
7 JOHNSON Amy USA 21.00 17.10 21.00
8 OLSON Leslee USA 21.70 14.70 21.70
9 MOKLER Alisa 22.60 15.60 22.60
10 BYRNES Tricia USA 22.90 19.20 22.90
11 CLARK Kelly USA 23.90 18.90 23.90
12 HESSO Minna FIN 25.10 14.30 25.10

Men:
1 POWERS Ross USA 20.50 20.80 20.80
2 SCOTT Jimi USA 21.00 20.20 21.00
3 KINGWILL Rob USA 12.70 21.20 21.20
4 WASTELL Kurt USA 21.50 18.80 21.50
5 SIMMEN Gian SUI 22.60 11.70 22.60
6 FRANCK Daniel NOR 20.30 22.70 22.70
7 HARSTAD Thomas NOR 23.00 10.10 23.00
8 N.A Gorpiron JPN 21.00 23.10 23.10
9 TSUYUSAKI Norihumi JPN 23.20 18.70 23.20
10 KASS Matt USA 16.30 23.30 23.30
11 ARVESEN Espen NOR 13.50 23.30 23.30
12 YOSHINO Michihiko JPN 23.40 14.50 23.40
13 PLOETZENEDER Max AUT 23.50 20.60 23.50
14 THOMAS JJ USA 22.40 23.70 23.70
15 WESCOTT Seth CAN 21.90 23.70 23.70
16 WYNEN Luke USA 22.40 23.70 23.70
17 FINCH Andy USA 24.00 6.20 24.00
18 BRUN KJELDAAS Arild NOR 14.40 24.00 24.00
19 TAHARA Rio JPN 24.10 14.30 24.10
20 OAKLEY George USA 23.00 24.20 24.20
21 PORCHERON David CAN 24.40 9.10 24.40
22 SOMMER Marius NOR 19.10 24.50 24.50
23 HOFFMAN Xaver GER 25.00 9.00 25.00
24 MORACE Charlie USA 12.00 25.00 25.00
25 BRUNNER Therry SUI 22.80 25.50 25.50
26 KASS Vernon USA 25.50 22.40 25.50
27 WHITE Shaun USA 25.90 18.00 25.90
28 LUEPS Vinzenz GER 22.60 26.00 26.00
29 RICHARDS Todd USA 23.40 26.00 26.00
30 BOWER Ricky USA 18.80 26.40 26.40

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