Photos: Aaron Blatt
Words: AH

“That was the craziest sh*t I’ve ever seen.”

Oh, Janna! The ageless Janna Meyen-Weatherby and Eric “best hair in snowboading” Willett top one of the heaviest Slopestyle Finals of the year, while Jamie Anderson and Torstein Horgmo claim the 2011 Overall Winter Dew Tour Championship at Snowbasin Resort, Utah.

The first time in recent history that runs of 91 and 93 don't podium? Chas Guldemond back doubles into 4th. PHOTO: Aaron Blatt

The first time in recent history that runs of 91 and 93 don't get you on the podium? Chuck G the boss, back dub into 4th. PHOTO: Aaron Blatt

When Janna Meyen-Weatherby entered her first contest back in 1989, Spencer O’Brien yet to take her first step. Jamie Anderson had yet to be born, and the best-selling album in the States was George Michael’s “Faith” (awesome). 22 years on, and Janna’s still at the top of the women’s game, besting the previously unbeatable Jamie and the rest of the field at today’s Slope Finals. With a smooth Cab 5, back 3, and 50-50 transfers through the rail section, Janna’s high score of 96 even would be more than enough to hold off tour points leader Jamie (95), and Spencer (91.75). But all’s not lost for Jamie—with wins at the Breck and Killington Dew Tour stops already this season, she’d lock up the 2011 Dew Cup title before Finals had even began.
**Two quick things: the Johnny Cash sticker on Janna’s board is rad, and her response to the pretty inane announcer question “So, you retiring now?” was epic: “Um… Well, I’ve never thought of snowboarding as a career, so … no. I’ll call it ‘quitting’.”

The ageless Janna Meyen, rail transfer past the young bucks. PHOTO: Aaron Blatt

The ageless Janna Meyen-Weatherby, rail transfer past the young bucks. PHOTO: Aaron Blatt

The men? We’re not sure how many times “that was the craziest shit ever…” was tossed around, but it was a-plenty. And for once, the gratuitious hyperbole (“… That was so progressive!”) was legit—the level of riding this afternoon was ridic, with super-unknowns pushing the vets, and some of the largest doubles in Dew Tour history touching down without so much as a hand drag. When all was said and done, one of the most-liked kids on tour would hoist the Dew Tour trophy, with the all-smiles Eric Willett sharing the scene with young Canadian killer, Mark McMorris (2nd), and dubfire snowtrooper, Torstein Horgmo. Willett kept it clean on the rail section, and then god damn, boy—opened ‘er up on the jump line. Switch double back 12 (think about that for a minute…), to front double 10, and stomped—more than enough to earn the 97.25 top score. Mark would drop next, featuring some tech rail tricks and doubling his way onto the podium in second, and then Torstein began to strap in. Needing only to finish 6th or higher to claim the 2011 Dew Cup title, he drops in. Switch 2-7s, back nose 180, and then front dub to switch back 12. The tent erupts, and the camera immediately switches down to the cheering pair of Mark and Eric. As Eric would say later, “It’s a bit bittersweet, watching your friends stick their runs so well! [Laughs] You’re so stoked for them, but then you gotta go up there and do even better.” The score came in, and the 2011 Dew Tour was over. Torstein jumped his way into third, giving Eric the win and earning Tor the 2011 Dew Tour Championship.
**Two things: Tor got two practice runs, while everyone else got just one? Someone needs to explain that…? And we’re lost on the debate over if a “normal” switch back 12 or a switch double-cork back 12 is harder. Anyone? Both are insane to see, especially with how low on the landing both Eric and Tor were sending ‘er. Debate!

"Big & Sexy" hair products. You heard it here, first. Eric Willett clean up at Snowbasin. PHOTO: Aaron Blatt

"Big & Sexy" hair products. You heard it here, first. Eric Willett cleans up at Snowbasin. PHOTO: Aaron Blatt

And that’s a wrap! On the eve of Valentine’s Day (hide yo wife!), much bro-love is in the air here in Utah. The awards ceremony is about to start, so get on down to Ogden and celebrate with all the 2011 Dew Tour athletes and fans. Congratulations to today’s winners, Janna Meyen-Weatherby and Eric Willett, last night’s Pipe stars, Kelly Clark and Luke Mitrani, and to Kelly, Louie Vito, Jamie Anderson, and Torstein Horgmo on their 2011 Dew Cup titles. We out!

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TOYOTA CHAMPIONSHIP
SEASON 2011
SNB SLOPESTYLE MEN FINALS
1 Eric Willett 97.25
2 Mark Mcmorris 95.00
3 Torstein Horgmo 93.75
4 Chas Guldemond 93.00
5 Torgeir Bergrem 87.75
6 Spencer Link 85.00
7 Nick Julius 75.00
8 Cody Boan 70.00
9 Justin Morgan 49.50
10 Eric Beauchemin 39.25
11 Jeremy Thompson 29.25
12 Brandon Reis DNS

TOYOTA CHAMPIONSHIP
SEASON 2011
SNB SLOPESTYLE WOMEN FINALS
1 Janna Weatherby 96.00
2 Jamie Anderson 95.00
3 Spencer O’Brien 91.75
4 Jordie Karlinski 89.00
5 Rebecca Torr 48.75
6 Nicki Slechta

MEN’S SNOWBOARD SUPERPIPE
Rank Nike 6.0 Open Killington Toyota Championships Total Points
Louie Vito 1 100 100 70 270
JJ Thomas 2 82 92 74 248
Steve Fisher 3 70 82 86 238
Greg Bretz 4 86 50 92 228
Matt Ladley 5 92 74 62 228

WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD SUPERPIPE
Rank Nike 6.0 Open Killington 2011 Toyota Championships Total Points
Kelly Clark 1 74 100 100 274
Queralt Castellet 2 100 86 78 264
Elena Hight 3 92 82 70 244
Soko Yamaoka 4 78 78 86 242
Kaitlyn Farrington 5 86 58 92 236

MEN’S SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE
Rank Nike 6.0 Open Killington 2011 Toyota Championships Total Points
Torstein Horgmo 1 100 100 86 286
Mark Mcmorris 2 92 86 92 270
Eric Willett 3 70 92 100 262
Chas Guldemond 4 86 54 82 222
Jeremy Thompson 5 78 74 54 206

WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE
Rank Nike 6.0 Open Killington 2011 Toyota Championships Total Points
Jamie Anderson 1 100 100 92 292
Rebecca Torr 2 78 86 78 242
Jordie Karlinski 3 70 70 82 222
Nikki Slechta 4 62 74 74 210
Madison Blackley 5 54 78 70 202

Good-est dudes ever. Mark McMorris, Eric Willett, and Torstein Horgmo "soak" in their Utah podium. PHOTO: Aaron Blatt
Good-est dudes ever. Mark McMorris, Eric Willett, and Torstein Horgmo soak in their Utah podium. PHOTO: Aaron Blatt

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