Sun., Jan.21, 2001, Leysin/SUI. Local Jonas Emery (SUI/Rossignol) and women’s halfpipe serial-winner Stine Brun Kjeldaas (NOR/Duotone) win the Halfpipe competition. As in yesterday’s PGS, a full swiss podium at the Mens with current World Rank leader Gian Simmen (Blue Win) and Dani Costandache (O’Neill) coming in second and third. Suomi rider Minna Hesso (Salomon) as second and swiss girl Fabienne Reuteler (Ydoiride) complete the women’s podium.

It was a perfect day for the pipe-competition: Blue sky, warm temperatures and more than 1000 cheering specatators along the 4,5 meters high and 140 meters long superpipe and in the event-village ensured the special flair of this classic tourstop in Leysin.

The riders, all pretty hyped up from the crowd were giving it back by going big and high. And it was a local to win! Jonas Emery, recently more doing Big Air competitions than Halfpipes, won with a stunning second run, featuring clean FS 900 and switch 720 Haakon Flips ahead of the current leader in the Motorola ISF Championship rankings, Gian Simmen.

“I’m stoked! Last season I won the Toyota Big Air Competition in Sapporo and proved to be a good straight-jumper. I did not do a lot of piperiding or training during summer, but at my first Halfpipe-competition in Laax (where he ended up 4th!!) I got into it again. I learned three new tricks during practise and qualification here and now I won this big event so close to home. Today I finally could prove to be a good piprider as well”, Emery stated with a wink of an eye.

Stine Brun Kjeldaas, 1999/2000 Motorola ISF World Champion and by far leader of this season’s rankings (up to now, she won every single competition she entered this season!) again showed a nice run in the finals, featuring a clean 720 and a 540 mellon: “Technically, the other two girls on the podium are on the same level as I am, and from what I saw during practice, Minna (Hesso) could have beaten me today if she would have had a clean run. I charged hard and had to risk a lot, but it fortunately worked out. I guess I was just that little higher than the others”, she stated.

The Motorola ISF Tour is now leaving Switzerland and will come back with the Snowboardcross competition in Oberstdorf/GER with 100.000 US$ of prize money on Jan. 31st.

For additional information such as pictures, event programme, … check out the official event-website www.leysin.ch.

Results Halfpipe Women
RankSurnameFirst NameNatSponsor
1BRUN KJELDAASStineNORDUOTONE
2HESSOMinnaFINSALOMON
3REUTELERFabienneSUIYDOIRIDE
4OESTGAARD BUAASKjerstiNORBURTON
5SCHULERAndreaSUIDUOTONE
6COMBELLESAudeSUINORTHWAVE
7JARVELASatuFINALLIAN
8RAUTAVAKirsiFINDUOTONE
9PESKOManuelaSUIBURTON
10BAUMGARTNERTanjaAUTK2
11ROTHDanielaSUIO’NEILL
12RICHONPaulineSUIROSSIGNOL
13STUDERMurielleSUIOVOSALOMO
14HEGERTUN WIIKLisaNORNITRO
15UNSELDSilkeGERACG NIKE
16QUIRICILisaSUI55DSL
17STEINBAUERAnnetteGERBILLABHMR
18‘+PEDERZOLLINiciAUTO’NEILL
19JAEGERMirjamSUISIMSVANS
20KRISELLAsa JennySUIBLAX
21RYZYSashaAUSBURTON
22POSPISCHILElisabethSUISANTACRUZ
23STEINBAUERBabetteGERHMR7ELEVE
24LARISCHJennyGERSCOTT
TSCHARNERMartinaSUIK2WESTB
ROHRERJoelleSUINITRO

Results Halfpipe Men:
RankSurnameFirst NameNatSponsor
1EMERYJonasSUIROSSIGNOL
2SIMMENGianSUIBLUE WIN
3COSTANDACHEDaniSUIO’NEILL
4IMHOFPascalSUIROSSIGNOL
5ARVESENEspenNORSALOMON
6CHIODIRonUSASTRATTON
7CHRISTIANSENKimNORQUIKSILVE
8ROHRERFabienAUTNITRO
9BRUNNERTherrySUINITRO
10LUNDSOERRuneNORVALHALL
11KALBERMATTENFrederikSUIBURTON
12SORSAHeikkiFINBURTON
13GRILCMarkoSLOBURTON
14KESTENHOLTZRetoSUIBLUE WIN
15HURMEMarkusFINOXYGEN
16JUSTAFREMathieuFRAROSSIGNOL
17HITZMarcelSUIFANATIC
18+GUTTORMJuhaFINNITRO
>19‘+MANNINENLauriFINDUOTONE
20AHOTimoFINELAN
21HEISKARILauriFINHAMMER
22PLOETZENEDERMaxAUTNITRO/QS
23ALIBABICSaniAUTBURTON
24OJALATuomoFINLAMARFLOW
25LUNNHalvorNORBURTON
26WYDENThomasSUIFANATIC
27BACKSTROMIikkaFINGNUQUIKSILVER
28SCHWABMarcoSUINITRO
29VANGENKlasNORSANTACRUZ
30BERGERSergioSUIOVOMALTIN
31THORESENChristianNORHAMMER
32LUEPSVinzenzGERTD1BURTON
33TUORINIEMISamiFINROSSIGNOL
34BUVOLIMichelSUIBLAX
35PLUERDominicSUIBLUE WIN
36SCHMALTZAlexanderGERVOELKL
37LIENIvarNOROXYGEN
37JACCOUDMaximeSUISALOMON
39MOLINPeterNORVOELKL
40BUMANNDanielSUINITRO
41HARSTADThomasNORBILLABONG
42SPAENIRenatoSUIOVOMALTIN
43STUDERCasparSUIROSSIGNOL
44ODDENJonNORNITRO
45N.A.Goripon1BURTON
46PERAUERGertAUTDUOTONE
47SCOTTJimiUSAACG/ICE
48BUVOLIDavideSUIRIDE-EURO
49FURGERFrancoSUIPALMER
50WIESNERFlorianSUINIDEQUIK
51STRECKERJoelSUIDUOTONE
52SCHAUWECKERAlexanderSUIROSSIGNOL
53WEBERChristophGERSALOMON
54BRECHBUEHLRaymondSUISIMS
55FELDMANNRolfSUISMITH
56KATHOLNIGDominicAUTVOELKL
57REINTHALERDavid AUTSALOMON
58RUEEGGRogerSUINITRO
59STRECKERJeromeSUIHAMMER/HH
60BUVOLIGianlucaSUIBLAX
MUELLERNicolasSUIBURTON
BENEDEKBorisGERHEAD
WEILEMANNYvesSUIBLUE WIN
FRANCKDanielNORSALOMON