Clean sweep for USA in the BEO 08 halfpipe finals

Fri 18 January 08

In a climactic show-down for first place, Kevin Pearce (USA) threw down an epic final run to pass Shaun White (USA) and win the BEO Halfpipe Title

Clean sweep for USA in the BEO 08 halfpipe finals

Clean sweep for USA in the BEO 08 halfpipe finals © (c) TTR/Sander Taphoorn

, Switzerland January, 18th 2008 The Swatch TTR SIX(6)STAR Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland ended today with one of the most intense Halfpipe finals ever. In a climactic show-down for first place, Kevin Pearce (USA) threw down an epic final run to pass Shaun White (USA) and win the BEO Halfpipe Title. But it was Risto Mattilas (FIN) consistency in the Tour to date that made him the new Swatch TTR World No. 1, with an incredible 70-point lead over now World No. 2, Andy Finch.

BEO 08 Halfpipe Podium
BEO 08 Halfpipe Podium
(c) TTR/Sander Taphoorn

Laax

American rider Jamie Anderson finished 9th overall in Halfpipe which moves her to TTR World No. 1, an astonishing 100 points ahead of now Swatch TTR World No. 2 Kelly Clark (USA). The Womens Halfpipe final saw an incredible battle between Kelly Clark and Torah Bright (AUS) play out with phenomenal amplitude and technical combos. Clark flew higher than every other rider with ridiculous Frontside Airs, massive 5s and huge FS 7s that earned her the Womens TTR SIX(6)STAR BEO Halfpipe Title.

06/07 Tour Champion Torah Bright, who finished second, stomped one of the most technical runs of the day, with her signature Air-to-Fakie Tail, a Cab 7, back-to-back 5s and a FS air. Bright later on even broke out a never-before-seen Cab 9 and keeps her position as TTR World No. 3. Hannah Teter (USA) had good style throughout, earning her third place in the Halfpipe.
The guys again were pushing boundaries as the sun shone brightly whilst some of the most progressive halfpipe runs ever were thrown down. 06/07 Tour Champion Shaun White was favoured to win after an impressive first place in yesterdays slopestyle, but couldnt keep Kevin Pearce from claiming the Halfpipe Title, even after stomping a 1260 in his final run. Shauns second place run included mind-boggling combos, with a sick rodeo 5 right out of the gate into a BS 9, back-to-back 10s, another 9 and ending with an Alley-oop McTwist.

 

BEO 08 Halfpipe finals, Risto Mattila
BEO 08 Halfpipe finals, Risto Mattila
(c) TTR/Sander Taphoorn

Kevin Pearce, with his final run, blew away everybody from the judges, to the fans, to his fellow riders to take first. His run was beyond epic, combining style, amplitude and technicality, beginning with a 10 right out of the gate straight into a second 10, followed by back-to-back 9s into a jaw-dropping Mctwist and ending with a stylish straight air. Finnish rider Peetu Piiroinen was also going big, finishing third in the Halfpipe. Kevins win moves him into World No. 3 ahead of Swatch TTR World No. 4 Chas Guldemond (USA).

The new Swatch TTR World No. 1 Risto Mattila (FIN) posted his sixth SIX(6) STAR TTR result at the Burton European Open Halfpipe competition. Three of his results are 2nd place finishes, the other three within the top ten.

My season has been really good with four good results, said Risto. At the European open I had two possibilities to get my six results. I still have the Nippon Open and the US Open, so theres plenty of competitions left to get more results. Im still trying hard.

Risto has a good chance of becoming the Swatch TTR Tour Champion this season, but with two more SIX(6)STAR events, as well as a few FIVE(5)STAR events coming up, its still anybodys game with Finch, Pearce and White all able to catch up and claim the TTR Tour Title.
Catch all the highlights from both the Slopestyle and the Halfpipe at the Burton European Open 2008 on www.GO211.com and www.freecaster.tv, and dont forget about the new Swatch TTR Rankings on the TTR homepage, as well as action highlights and behind-the-scenes footage on our jam-packed TTR Video Player.

The Tour continues this weekend in Italy at the FOUR(4)STAR Rock The Spot in Bardonecchia. Keep checking www.ttrworldtour.com for constant news, video, blog, and ranking updates.

Burton European Open Halfpipe Top Ten Results Men

1. Kevin Pearce (USA) Burton
2. Shaun White (USA) Burton
3. Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) Burton
4. Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) Santa Cruz
5. Andy Finch (USA) Rip Curl
6. Keir Dillon (USA) Burton
7. Risto Mattila (FIN) Flow
8. Mason Aguirre (USA) Burton
9. Markus Keller (SUI) Nitro
10. Markku Koski (FIN) Quiksilver

Burton European Open Halfpipe Top Ten Results - Women

1. Kelly Clark (USA) Burton
2. Torah Bright (AUS) Roxy
3. Hannah Teter (USA) Burton
4. Charyl Maas (NED) Volcom
5. Linn Haug (NOR) Burton
6. Manuela Laura Pesko (SUI) FTwo
7. Sina Candrian (SUI) Burton
8. Clair Bidez (USA) Flow
9. Jamie Anderson (USA) Salomon
10. Queralt Castellet (SPA) Atomic

2007/2008 - Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking as of:18/01/08

MEN

Rank

Name

Sponsors

Nation

Score

1

Mattila, Risto

Billabong, Flow, Giro, Kostum

FIN

(870.95)

2

Finch, Andy

Palmer, Ripcurl

USA

(801.61)

3

Pearce, Kevin

Burton Adio, Oakley, Volcom

USA

(800.98)

4

Guldemond, Chas

DC Electric

USA

(743.60)

5

Horgmo, Torstein

DC Oakley

NOR

(743.04)

6

Aguirre, Mason

Burton Globe, Nixon, Smith

USA

(670.31)

7

Podladtchikov, Iouri

Red Bull, Santa Cruz, Spy, Volcom

SUI

(667.10)

8

Bang, Mikkel

Burton Analog, DVS, Red

NOR

(606.10)

9

Humphreys, Tim

Flow Bolle, Sessions

USA

(602.87)

10

Piiroinen, Peetu

Burton Anon, Battery

FIN

(580.80)

WOMEN

Rank

Name

Sponsors

Nation

Score

1

Anderson, Jamie

Billabong, Electric, Salomon

USA

(769.08)

2

Clark, Kelly

Burton Giro, Rvca

USA

(669.66)

3

Bright, Torah

Roxy Boost Mobile, Milo

AUS

(668.00)

4

Jones, Jenny

Billabong Nixon, Oakley, Salomon

GBR

(644.33)

5

Beerman, Elizabeth

DC Gnu

USA

(610.22)

6

Candrian, Sina

Burton Anon, Red

SUI

(608.72)

7

Haller, Ursina

Eleven, K2, Smith, Vans

SUI

(498.74)

8

Fliri, Claudia

Billabong Voelkl Deeluxe, Pow

AUT

(490.88)

9

Maas, Cheryl

Celtek, Electric, Nitro, Nixon, Volcom

NED

(433.11)

10

Oestgaard Buaas, Kjersti

DC Roxy Oakley, Rossignol

NOR

(389.96)

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