The Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships lucked out with clouds breaks and sunny skies allowing the women riders optimal conditions to strut their stuff at Breckenridge.
After the nail-biter semi-final yesterday, the top scoring six riders made their way into the finals with only two runs to prove they deserved to be the 2012 Dew Cup champ of slopestyle.
Just as in semis, each rider received two runs on the course with only the top score counting toward the cup, and despite the stiff competition the atmosphere around the event seemed friendly and relaxed – until the final few were ready to drop.
Following Jamie Anderson's top-notch performance in semis, Anderson became a crowd favorite to win the final round. As it all came down to Anderson's final run, the pressure was on for Anderson to throw it all out in order to take Spencer O'Brien off the top spot. With much success, Anderson nailed every trick in her final run and came out on top!
Anderson's run included a half cab tail press on the tier drop box, a gap to tailslide to fake on the kink rail, a cab 540, a frontside 720, a backside tailslide to fakie on the rainbow box, a switch back 540 then into a powered out landing on a backside 540.
"I was just trying to stay grounded [coming into today's final seeded first], and just know that I could land a good run," said Anderson after the competition. "I'm happy [there is only one stop this year] I just go with the flow. I love Breckenridge!"
O'Brien, although nearly taking first, was excited to take second overall after qualifying fourth from the day before and earning a high score of 90.00. Rounding out the third place position on the Dew Tour podium was yesterday's third place qualifier, Enni Rukajarvi, who earned a final score of 85.25.
Congrats to all the women for putting on an epic display of talent!
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1st Place – Jamie Anderson 96.00
2nd Place – Spencer O'Brien 90.00
3rd Place – Enni Rukajarvi 85.25
4th Place – Sarka Pancochova 75.00
5th Place – Silvia Mittermueller 60.00
6th Place – Kjersti Ostgaard Buaas 53.00