CALGARY, AB (February 5, 2011) – For the second day the Chinook winds continued to blow off and on during the men’s and women’s slopestyle finals competition, where seasoned pro Jamie Anderson (USA) and up-and-coming American rider Sam Hulbert took home first place and valuable points towards both the BGOS and TTR Titles, along with $7,500 cash each.
This year’s course at WinSport Canada’s Canada Olympic Park consisted of 4 rails, a battleship wall ride and 3 final kickers.
Jamie, coming off of a European Open first place finish, continued her domination of women’s slopestyle here at the Canadian Open. Her first run locked it with a boardslide, boardslide 270 out, 50-50 tailpress, and 50-50 frontboard, finishing things off on the kickers with a frontside 360, backside 180 and a switch backside 540 indy.
“It’s my first Canadian Open and it feels great to win,” said Jamie Anderson. “I didn’t make it out last year so to come here and win feels so good.”
On the men’s side it was a close competition through all three runs. It finally came down to Sam’s final run, which consisted of a frontside 180 switch 50-50 switch backside 180 on the first rail, frontboard, boardslide 270, and 50-50 backside 360, finishing things off on the kickers with a switch backside 900 indy, frontside 1080 and a backside 720.
“This is awesome,” said Sam Hulbert. “Going into my final run I wanted to win. I just needed to land the jumps and I hoped the wind wouldn’t slow me down. Definitely one of the best moments of my life.”
2011 CANO Women’s Slopestyle Final Results
1. Jamie Anderson (USA) BILLABONG $7,500
2. Silvia Mittermuller (GER) OAKLEY $3,000
3. Ty Walker (USA) ROXY $1,500
2011 CANO Men’s Slopestyle Final Results
1. Sam Hulbert (USA) RIDE $7,500
2. Zak Stone (CAN) VOLCOM $3,000
3. Francis Bourgeois (CAN) SOLOMON $1,500
New this year at the Canadian Open, car manufacturer MINI was onsite as the presenting sponsor of the Burton Global Open Series (BGOS). Along with a variety of other onsite activities like MINI test drives, MINI provided athlete and VIP shuttle services at the Canadian Open in the new MINI Countryman. In addition, MINI created a new rider’s award that’s in line with the carmaker’s ‘Creative Use of Space’ philosophy. The Creative Use of Space Award is worth a total of $50,000 and will be shared by the best male and female rider who have shown creativity and progression throughout the BGOS series. Everyone is encouraged to vote for the rider that embodies the Creative Use of Space Award at http://www.facebook.com/MINI under the Burton tab.
With just the US Open left in this year’s BGOS title championship, Christian Haller (SUI) holds his first place position for men & Silvia Mittermuller moves into first place as the new women’s point leader. In the Swatch TTR World Tour rankings, Jamie Anderson took back her World No. 1 position with her win today and is sitting in an excellent position to go after the women’s TTR World Tour Champion title. Don’t miss the Burton US Open, taking place from March 7 to 13 at Stratton Mountain Resort, where both the 2010/ 2011 BGOS Champions and the TTR World Tour Champions will be crowned.