HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – March 23, 2007 – Roxy team rider Torah Brightcontinues her streak of success and is awarded the first ever BurtonGlobal Open Series Championship title worth $100,000 – the largestsingle payout in snowboarding history.
Bright made it look easy by first making a strong showing in the finalsat the New Zealand Open. Next she nailed first place in the Superpipeand sixth in the Slopestyle at the Nippon Open of Japan. All of thisfollowed by an amazing second in the Slopestyle not to mention a solidthird place in the Superpipe at the US Open. Torah finished the GlobalOpen series with 32.983 points, over 2.000 points clear of her nearestcompetitor Kelly Clarke.
“I can’t talk – oh my goodness. It’s like I scratched a lottery ticketand won $100,000 – if only it was that easy,” gushed Bright. “It’s beena long season but I have been really happy with my consistency and so Ifeel this is a nice reward for a lot of hard work.”
Bright will now turn her attention to securing another major title whenshe competes at next weekend’s season-ending Roxy Chicken Jam. Resultsat this event will decide the ‘Ticket-To-Ride’ (TTR) World SnowboardChampion for 2007. Bright currently leads the ratings after a brilliantseason though faces tough competition from Jamie Anderson (USA) andKelly Clark (USA).
Torah Bright’s Winning Run:
GOLD – 2007 Burton Global Open Series Champion
GOLD – 2007 World Superpipe Championships
GOLD – 2007 Nippon Open Championships
GOLD – 2007 Winter X-Games
GOLD – 2006 US Open Halfpipe
GOLD – 2006 World Superpipe Championships
GOLD – 2006 Vans Cup
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