Breckenridge, CO (December 13, 2003) – With constant flurries forcing a postponement of the Slope Style finals until Sunday, riders put on a show during Super Pipe prelims on Saturday as Tyler Emond (Dorset, VT) and Norwegian Anne Molin Kongsgard (currently – Costa Mesa, CA) were the day’s top finishers. The finals for both the Slope Style and Super Pipe will now take place on Sunday. Andreas Wiig and Tara Dakides were top Slope Style qualifiers on Friday.
In other action today, during the Mountain Dew Rail Jam Chris Bartimolli pulled off a backflip on the rail to capture the $2,000 top prize.
Mountain Dew Rail Jam – Saturday, December 13
Men Purse Women Purse
1. Chris Bartimioli (Lake Tahoe, CA) $2,000 1. Laura Hadar (Salt Lake City, UT) $1,500
2 .Wyatt Caldwell (Sun Valley, ID) $1,200 2. Jaqui Berg (Anacortes, WA) $600
3. Johnny Centi (Mammoth Lakes, CA) $800 3. Izumi Amaike (Yokohamshi, JPN) $400
4. Chris Coulter (Salt Lake City, UT) $300 4. Natasha Zurek (Vancouver (BC) $200
Sunday, December 14
9:15 – 10:15a Men’s Super Pipe Semi-Finals
10:45 – 11:30a Women’s Super Pipe Finals
12:00 – 1:00p Men’s Super Pipe Finals
1:30 – 3:00p Men’s and Women’s Slope Style Finals
3:30 Awards (Immediately after Slope Style Finals)
The Mountain Dew Pro Nationals consists of three events – Slope Style, Super Pipe and the Mountain Dew Rail Jam. In Slope Style, riders take untimed runs loaded with jumps, a quarter pipe and hand rails with the run judged on consistency and level of difficulty. In the Super Pipe event, riders utilize Breck’s massive Super Pipe walls to perform tricks judged on difficulty, execution and height. The Mountain Dew Rail Jam features riders each taking a stab at pulling off the toughest moves on a specially built competition rail in a less formal setting, but with big cash still on the line.
The $300,000 Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding continues with the Built Ford Tough Championships at Mammoth Mountain Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA, January 29 – February 1 and the Vans North American Championships, March 5-7 at Northstar at Tahoe. The Mountain Dew Pro Nationals will broadcast to a national television audience, airing on NBC Sports on January 17 at 3:30 pm EST.