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Anderson Lands Slopestyle Victory

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USSA
2013-12-13 17:32
 

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 13) – Fading light and cloudy skies made for a tough competition Friday, but American Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) reigned in an amazing second run to win the Dew Cup and the first-ever slopestyle snowboarding Olympic qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. After falling in her first run, Anderson scored a 96.00 with her second run, elevating the level of competition for the first event of the qualification series and putting herself in a strong position to be selected to the first U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team. Next the women head to Copper Mountain for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Dec. 21-22, the second Olympic qualifier.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • American Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) reigned in an amazing second run to win the Dew Cup and the first-ever slopestyle snowboarding Olympic qualifier Friday at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships at Breckenridge.
  • After falling in her first run, Anderson answered back with a 96.00 for her second run, a full five points ahead of the rest of the women, elevating the level of competition for the first event of the qualification series and putting herself in a strong position to be selected to the first U.S. Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team.
  • To qualify for the Olympics, snowboard athletes must secure at least a top-four result, with tiebreakers going to the athlete with the best individual result. There are four total qualification events.
  • U.S. Snowboarding athlete Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) finished a career-best fifth, after qualifying seventh on Wednesday.
  • Fading light, cloudy skies and falling temperatures made for a tough competition, and all of the athletes had trouble landing their runs during the first round.
  • In the end, the veterans were able to land clutch runs under pressure with Anderson edging out ahead despite solid runs by Finish rider Enni Rukajarvi and Norwegian Silje Norendal.
  • Anderson’s run: back blunt to gap to boardslide to switch out, cab 720 tail, switch backside 540, front 360 shifty and a huge backside 540.
  • The men’s halfpipe final airs live on NBC Saturday at 12 p.m. EST, while the men’s slopestyle final will kick off on Sunday at 3 p.m. EST and air live on NBCSN. Click here for full TV schedule.
  • In addition, all competition can be streamed live on www.dewtour.com.
  • Next, the slopestyle women head to Copper Mountain for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Dec. 21-22, the second Olympic qualifier.

QUOTES
Jamie Anderson
I was really nervous. I work really hard, so it’s challenging when you know you can do better and you don’t. So after my first run I was a little bit upset, but I had to clear it and know that it all happened for a reason, because now it feels so much better!

I have so much support and so many good people looking after me. I want to just try to do well, give thanks, stay grateful and enjoy the journey. I’m living the dream right here!

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Women’s Finals Results

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