A rock-steady slopestyle victory went to 16-year-old Jamie Anderson (USA) this weekend as the Womens TTR World Snowboard Tour first all-girl 6(SIX) Star event of the season, the Roxy Chicken Jam Europe, proves womens snowboarding hits a new level.
Blessed with blue skies and a fun crowd at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Park, Kaprun, Austria, Saturdays main session of 25 top female riders took advantage of the purpose-built slopestyle park featuring a multitude of kickers, rails and boxes to push their creativity, variation and style in a best-run-counts jam.
Jamie Anderson (USA) consistently impressed the judges with her solid tricks and consistent runs claiming the 4th Roxy Chicken Jam Europe title with a frontside boardslide-to-fakie, cab 540, frontside 360 and a huge McTwist at the Quarterpipe, winning a Gibson guitar, 10,000 euros and 1000 TTR Ranking points, catapulting her into the TTR World Nr 1 position.
Last years Roxy Chicken Jam Europe winner and TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion Cheryl Maas (NED) deservedly took second place with a smooth frontside boardslide-to-fakie, Cab 180 on/backside 360 down the butter-box, huge backside 720 at the big kicker and a backside air at the quarterpipe.
The unstoppable Jenny Jones (GBR) gained a podium third with her best run: a boardslide-to-fakie, huge backside 360, frontside 540 nose-grab ending with a backside air at the quarterpipe. Adding to previous wins in the earlier leg of the Womens TTR World Snowboard Tour, new TTR Ranking Top 5 entries come from Silvia Mittermueller (GER) newly-ranked at TTR World Nr. 4 and British top rider Laura Berry (GBR) who launches into TTR World Nr. 5 position.
The excitement resumes after the Christmas break until the next 6(SIX) Star pinnacle event on the Womens TTR World Snowboard Tour, the unmissable ONeill Evolution, Davos, Switzerland, 02nd January, 2007.
Roxy Chicken Jam 06 Top 10 Results
1. Jamie ANDERSON (USA) SALOMONBILLABONGGRENADE
2. Cheryl MAAS (NED) FORUMVOLCOM
3. Jenny JONES (GBR) BILLABONGSALOMONOAKLEYNIXON
4. Torah BRIGHT (AUS) ROXYSALOMONGRAVIS
5. Meri PELTONEN (FIN) BURTON
6. Sina CANDRIAN (SUI) BURTON
7. Kimberly FASANI (USA) BURTON
8. Silvia MITTERMUELLER (GER) SANTACRUZVANSOAKLEY
9. Conny BLEICHER (GER) ELAN686JEEVICEDRAKE
10. Basa STEVULOVA (SVK) ROXYJEEVICE
Womens TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking List Week 50 (as of 16/12/06)
Rank Name Sponsors Nation Score
1 Anderson, Jamie SALOMONBILLABONGGRENADE USA 480
2 Hollingsworth, Ellery BURTONOAKLEY USA 381.42
3 Beaman, Hanna AMPEDSMITHVANSGRENADE USA 351.88
4 Mittermueller, Silvia SANTACRUZVANSOAKLEY GER 318.86
5 Berry, Laura ONEILLREDBULL GBR 306.86
6 Hight, Elena BURTONVOLCOMOAKLEY USA 287.16
7 Waite, Alexis ROXY32ETNIES USA 268.8
8 Osbourn, Liz GBR 258.99
9 Ironside, Charmaine BURTON CAN 250.08
10 Lockhart, Abby ELECTRICSP NZE 244.25