Words and Photography by Makena Hunt
Roxy Chicken Jams have been around since 2004—they were the first all-girls pro snowboarding events to take place in the world. The event consists of massive air and some of the largest purses in women’s professional snowboarding.
Spectators had a wide array of events and festivities to choose from including the sponsor village where Roxy had a booth to demo new Roxy boards, including the new C2BTX technology! DC had a green screen photobooth that was full of laughs, and if that wasn’t enough, you can’t go wrong with an amazing performance by The Bravery and N.A.S.A. back down in Mammoth Village.
New to the scene but not new to the sport, Finland’s own Enni Rukajärvi took ninth in slopestyle, adding that to her two other first place finishes at the Burton Canadian Open and the Roxy Chicken Jam Europe, she became the 2009/2010 TTR Women’s World Snowboard Champion taking home a 50,000-dollar purse. Following in second place on the TTR Tour was Sina Candrian and third went to Sarka Pancochova.
Finishing up the slopestyle Competition, Jamie Anderson came in first and took home $15,000. Janna Meyen-Weatherby came in second for $7,000 and Jenny Jones in third for $3,000. Jamie Anderson killed it with a back 5, switch back 5 and a Cab 5 and boardslide 720. Her landings were as clean as bleach. Oh, and did you catch her lion hat at the awards ceremony? Amazing.
As for the Superpipe Competition, Kelly Clark came in first winning the $15,000 prize. Her runs were much appreciated by the crowd including an insane frontside 9 and frontside 7 to Cab 7. Japan’s Rana Okada put down continuous 5s with grace for second place and $7,000, and Elena Hight filled the spot for third snatching the remaining $3,000. To end the event 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright hit the pipe to please the crowd and deliver respect to her fellow riders.
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