Ladies Podium Winners Burton US Open Championships 2017

Burton US Open Championships 2017

As the enthusiasts amongst us know, Vail Mountain Resort recently hosted the Burton US Open Championships 2017. The event took place this past weekend and the final results are out.  Without further ado, here they are:

Women’s Half Pipe Finalists:

In the women’s half pipe semi-finals the top three contenders were Chloe Kim, Maddie Mastro and Kelly Clark. The final winner’s board showed some jostling between contestants, although Chloe Kim maintained her first-place position. This is her second consecutive US Open win. Last year, she laid down an impressive 89.37. Despite improving on each of her run results this year, her final score wasn’t quite as high. But then again, at 87.12, she had a solid lead over second-place winner, Elena Hight. Scoring 80.12, Elena Hight shot up the ranking board – moving from her fifth-place position in the semis to second place in the finals. Maddie Mastro came in third with a score of 78.25. Unfortunately, Kelly Clark couldn’t compete after a fall during practice. Here is the very short version of the women’s half pipe results:

Quick Glance Results – Women’s Half Pipe Finals

1. Chloe Kim (US),  87.12

2. Elena Hight (US), 80.12

3. Maddie Mastro (US), 78.25

4. Sena Tomita (JP), 77.00

5. Haruna Matsumoto (JP), 75.00

6. Kelly Clark (US) 0.00 – did not compete

Watch the ladies stomping their slickest tricks below.

Just a quick note first: the video builds up to first-place position, so if you only care to watch Chloe Kim’s performance skip ahead 1 minute 6 seconds.

Men’s Half Pipe Finalists:

Who would believe that two ranking boards could be so different. And yet they are. A quick comparison between the men’s half pipe semi-final results and the final event rankings show little consistency – Raibu Katayama of Japan being a stark exception. In the semis, Scotty James was leading. However, Shaun White stole first-place in the finals, successfully defending his 2016 title. Last year, after a two-year hiatus, Shaun White scored a stunning 95.62. This year, he came in with a score of 92.74, an impressive arsenal of tricks and a near ten-point lead. Scotty James was forced down to second place, with a score of 82.87. Third-place position went to Chase Josey, who took ninth place in the semi-finals.

Quick Glance Results – Men’s Half Pipe Finals

1. Shaun White (US), 92.74

2. Scotty James (AUS), 82.87

3. Chase Josey (US), 79.87

4. Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI), 78.24

5. Raibu Katayama (JPN), 77.75

6. Danny Davis, (US), 59.50

7. Ayumu Hirano (JPN), 51.00

8. Pat Burgener (SUI), 46.87

9. David Habluetzel (SUI), 44.87

10. Jake Pates (USA), 38.62

Women’s Slopestyle Finalists:

Anna Gasser of Austria won her first Burton US Open Championship title this weekend, and, arguably, “putting down the greatest women’s slopestyle run of all time”. Given that she was unable to complete in last year’s Open due to an injury, this is major win for her. Jamie Anderson, five-time Open winner, took a close second with a score of 81.55. Spencer O’Brien came in third.

Quick Glance Results – Women’s Slopestyle Finals

1. Anna Gasser (AUT), 83.85

2. Jamie Anderson (USA), 81.55

3. Spencer O’Brien (CAN), 75.65

4. Enni Rukajarvi (FIN), 69.90

5. Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN), 66.60

Men’s Slopestyle Finalists:

Mark McMorris “sealed his place as the most dominant slopestyle rider, shutting down the field and setting progression on fire with his first run earning an unbeatable score of 86.95″. What more needs to be said? Michael Ciccarelli took second place and Sven Thorgren, third.

Quick Glance Results – Men’s Slopestyle Finals

1. Mark McMorris (CAN), 86.95

2. Michael Ciccarelli (CAN), 82.65

3. Sven Thorgren (SWE), 81.85

4. Mons Roisland (NOR), 79.35

5. Chris Corning (USA), 79.20

6. Stale Sandbech (NOR), 78.35

7. Redmond Gerard (USA), 76.85

8. Sebastien Toutant (CAN), 76.55

9. Sebbe De Buck (BEL), 45.90

10. Brandon Davis (USA), 41.40

All in all, the Burton US Open Championships 2017 were a huge success. No doubt, next year’s event will once again blow our bindings away. ‘Til then…

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