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Anderson Grabs Grand Prix Title

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USSA
2014-01-18 15:54
 

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 18) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) took the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix overall slopestyle title and a $10,000 cash prize with her win Saturday at Mammoth Mountain. Karly Shorr (Truckee, CA) put down a progressive run to land second while Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) took third. Nominations for the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle snowboarding will be announced Sunday after the final halfpipe qualifier, which will air on NBC and stream on nbcsports.com/liveextra at 3:00 p.m. EST Sunday.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) took the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix overall slopestyle title and a $10,000 cash prize with her win Saturday at Mammoth Mountain.
  • Karly Shorr (Truckee, CA) put down a progressive run to land second while Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) took third.
  • In addition to Olympic qualification, athletes have been competing for a total of $500,000 in cash prizes throughout the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour, including a $10,000 bonus for Jamie Anderson for winning the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Tour overall.
  • Anderson’s winning run: 50-50 on down rail, gap to boardslide switch out, cab tail 270 out, switch backside 540, backside 540 and cab 720.
  • Nominations for the first-ever U.S. Olympic team for slopestyle snowboarding will be announced at a ceremony Sunday after the final halfpipe qualifier, which will air on NBC and stream on nbcsports.com/liveextra at 3:00 p.m. EST Sunday.

FINAL TOP-FIVE OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION STANDINGS (Best Two Results)
1. Jamie Anderson 2000
2. Ty Walker 1600
3. Karly Shorr 1600
4. Jessika Jenson 1400
5. Jordie Karlinski 1400

*All have met minimum criteria with a top-four finish against entire field.

Qualification Standings Full List

QUOTES
Jamie Anderson
I didn’t have to compete today but I chose to just because it’s really good practice going into X Games next week. More than anything it’s snowboarding and it’s so fun. It’s beautiful weather, the park is all time and I’m just having a good day.

It’s not just the local Tahoe community; it’s the entire U.S. and even my friends throughout that world that are supporting me. It’s really special to come together for the Olympics because of how much love you get from your country and representing your nation. It’s like nothing I’ve ever done before.

I can’t believe the level of women’s riding and I was so impressed with all the girls today. Ty Walker, Jessika Jenson, Jorda Karlinski and Karly Shorr; they’re all so progressive and so fun to watch. It was a really good contest.

RESULTS
Official Women’s Results

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