Snowboarding Programs

Anderson Second in Slopestyle

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USSA
2013-03-22 09:41
 

TIGNES, France (March 22) – Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) threw down a stylish and technical run to win silver in snowboard slopestyle at X Games Tignes on Friday. She was gunning for an X Games three-peat, after winning gold at X Games Tignes in 2011 and 2012. She put down a progressive line in the first round, but couldn’t match it in her final two runs. Norwegian Silje Norendal went home with the gold.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) threw down a stylish and technical run to win silver in snowboard slopestyle at X Games Tignes on Friday.
  • She was gunning for an X Games three-peat, after winning gold at X Games Tignes in 2011 and 2012 as well as in Aspen in 2012 and 2013.
  • She put down a progressive line in the first round, but she fell in her second run and had a sloppy third run so she settled for silver.
  • Her first run put her on the podium, in particular the rails section with her super stylie boardslide 270 out with a nice gap before the landing.
  • En route to Tignes, Anderson’s snowboard bag went missing and she was forced to ride on all new gear without having time to break it in.
  • Norwegian Silje Norendal went home with the gold.
  • It was a progressive comp with new tricks performed by a talented field of international women. Anderson was the only American in the women’s final.
  • In the men’s final, Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) took the top spot for U.S. Snowboarding in fourth place.
  • Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) wound up fifth, matching his season best fifth in Spindleruv last weekend.
  • Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) did not advance into the finals.
  • The beautiful bluebird weather and plentiful sunshine was a welcome sight after heavy snow early in the week threatened the competition.
  • Friday’s event wraps up another X Games Tignes for snowboarding.
  • The USA walks away from X Games Tignes with two gold, two silver and a bronze medal.

QUOTES
Jamie Anderson
I'm happy. I am stoked for Silje. She rode really well. It was a really progressive event and really fun to be a part of. I wish I got to land my 720, but I was on all new gear. My board bag has been lost for like two weeks and it's a little challenging to break in all new boots and bindings. I am thankful to get some runs and be safe and sound. It was a really good event, it just wasn't my day to win. It was meant to be for Silja and I'm a big believer in reality and I am happy for her.

RESULTS
Women’s Results
Men’s Results

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