The second stop of the 2003 Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain, California featured dominating performances by Smith riders. Eddie Wall captured the Slopestyle title, Tommy Czeshin won pipe and Hana Beaman locked up third place in the women’s Slopestyle. The results were fitting, since all three are Mammoth locals.
Czeshin nailed his third run with a frontside 900 and back-to-back 720’s to hold off Ross Powers. Wall guaranteed his spot at the top with a 900, a 720, another 720, and a backside 270 on the step-down box at the bottom of the course. Beaman’s place came courtesy of tricks including Cab threes through the mid section of the course and a switch 50-50 on the step-down box at the bottom.
Not to be outdone by his stateside counterparts, Jussi Oksanen grabbed the spotlight in Livigno, Italy as he took top honors in the European Open Slopestyle, throwing Butter to Switch BS 7’s.
Watch for Smith athletes to continue dominating the competition across the globe and an announcement of an impressive new team rider. More than a dozen Smith riders are in Aspen, CO for Winter X action right now, including Hana Beaman, Jussi Oksanen, Scotty Arnold, Eddie Wall, George Oakley, Tommy Czeshin, Rahm Klampert, Steve Fisher, Luke Wynen, Jimi Tomer and Etienne Gilbert.
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