Kelly Clark won her 16th consecutive snowboard victory with a win in Laxx, Switzerland. She is shown here celebrating a victory earlier in the season. (Getty Images - Doug Pensinger)
LAAX, SWITZERLAND (Mar. 3) – Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) made it 16 sweet wins in a row, taking the the Burton European Open in Laax. Under cloudless skies Clark threw a massive frontside 720 to help her claim the victory. Teammate Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) was hot on her heels in 2nd place, for her third straight podium. A month ago Clark celebrated her 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Gold and she is continually progressing the sport and pushing the envelope. Next up the ladies heads to the 30th Anniversary Burton U.S. Open in Stratton, Vermont.
Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) won her 16th competition in a row with the Burton European Open.
Clark threw a massive frontside 720 in the win.
Teammate Gretchen Bielier (Aspen CO) finished in second place.
Bleiler's podium finish was her third straight.
Clark celebrated her 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Gold medal last month.
Next is the 30th Anniversary Burton U.S. Open in Stratton, Vermont.