Jenny Jones gets top in the BEO Slopestyle Semis

Wed 16 January 08

Jenny Jones definitely earned the top spot and applause from the crowd for her impressive back to back 360's and frontside 5 on the kickers in the Burton European Open Slopestyle Semi-finals in Laax in Switzerland

Jenny Jones gets top in the BEO Slopestyle Semis

Jenny Jones gets top in the BEO Slopestyle Semis © Photo: Marcel Lämmerhirt

Many of the world’s best slopestyle riders, including Shaun White (USA), Jenny Jones (UK), Jamie Anderson (USA) and Antti Autti (FIN) competed in today’s BEO slopestyle semi-finals, doing their best to earn a spot in the final competition of this 6-Star TTR event.

Jenny Jones Qualifies for the BE0_08 finals in the slopestyle
Jenny Jones Qualifies for the BE0_08 finals in the slopestyle
Photo: Marcel Lämmerhirt

The women were up first with 21 riders competing for only eight spots in the finals. Most of the riders pulled out all the stops in their second runs, with the top three slopestyle semi-finalists Jenny Jones (GBR), Jamie Anderson (USA) and Silvia Mittermueller (GER) all earning their highest scores after their first run. Jenny Jones definitely earned the top spot and applause from the crowd for her impressive back to back 360’s and frontside 5 on the kickers. Jamie Anderson stuck two 5’s but got big ups from the judges when she threw down a sick and stylish ally-oop hand plant to fakie on the quarter. 2007 Burton Global Open Series and TTR Champion Torah Bright just missed earning a spot in the finals, placing ninth in today’s semi-finals. The eight women who made it to the slopestyle finals represent eight different nations, making it one of the most diverse BEO women’s slopestyle finals in recent memory. Flims-Laax local rider Sina Candrian (SUI), who was first discovered when she won both BEO junior competitions three years ago, also earned a spot in the women’s slopestyle finals.

Shaun White Qualifies for the BE0_08 finals in the slopestyle
Shaun White Qualifies for the BE0_08 finals in the slopestyle
Photo: Marcel Lämmerhirt

When it was the men’s turn in the start gate, it was obvious from the practice runs that it was going to be an exciting competition. Snowboarding superstar Shaun White, whose career highlights include the 2007 BGOS Championship, 2007 TTR Champion, 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist and the only athlete to ever win gold at both the Winter and Summer X-Games, was competing - and that always gets the crowd, the judges and the competitors paying close attention. Shaun did not disappoint, as he took a strong lead with his first run and after that, no one could catch up. He started off his winning run with a frontside 270 front boardslide 270 out on the down box, half Cabbed the gap to a backside disaster on the skate quarter. On the snow quarter he busted a backside ally-oop rodeo 540 backside grab, which was followed up by a massive 1080 stalefish followed by back-to-back 9’s on the bottom two kickers.

Shaun White Qualifies for the BE0_08 finals in the slopestyle
Shaun White Qualifies for the BE0_08 finals in the slopestyle
Photo: Marcel Lämmerhirt

One of the wonderful surprises from today’s men’s slopestyle semi-finals is when this year’s BEO junior halfpipe and slopestyle winner Sébastien Toutant made it into the men’s finals all the way from pre-qualifiers to qualifiers, to semi-finals. In total, 41 men competed in today’s semi-finals for 16 spots in the final competition.

Be sure to check out free BEO webcasts on Go211.com:
Wednesday 16th:                Halfpipe Semifinals        10:00-14:15 CET/4:00-8:15 a.m.ET         
Thursday 17th::            Live Morning Show        09:45-11:45 CET/3:45-5:45 a.m.ET
Thursday 17th:             Slopestyle Finals           11:45-14:40 CET/5:45-8:40 a.m.ET
Friday 18th:                    Live Morning Show        09:45-11:45 CET/3:45-5:45 a.m.ET
Friday 18th:                    Halfpipe Finals               11:45-14:45 CET/5:45-8:45 a.m.ET

 

Women’s Slopestyle Semi-Finals Results

Name                                                      Nationality               Sponsor                                                Points

1 Jenny Jones                           UK                    BILLABONG                       66.33

2 Jamie Anderson                     USA                 SALOMON                          61.50

3 Silvia Mittermueller                  GER                 OAKLEY                              61.33

4 Sina Candrian                         SUI                   BURTON                              57.17

5 Meri Peltonen                         FIN                   PROTEST                            56.00

6 Lisa Filzmoser                        AUT                  ELAN                                    54.67

7 Kjersti Buaas Oestgaard         NOR                 ROXY                                   54.00

8 Margot Rozies                        FRA                  ROXY                                   52.67

 

 

 

Men’s Slopestyle Semi-Finals Results

Name                                                      Nationality               Sponsor                                                Points

1 Shaun White                           USA                 BURTON                              77.50

2 Tim Humphreys                      USA                 FLOW                                   67.50

3 Jason Dubois                         CAN                 O'NEILL                                66.50

4 Ville Uotila                              FIN                   ATOMIC                               66.33

5 Antti Autti                               FIN                   FLOW                                   65.67

6 Chas Guldemond                    USA                 DC                                         65.00

7 Peetu Piiroinen                       FIN                   BURTON                              63.67

8 Iouri Podladtchikov                 SUI                   SANTA CRUZ                    63.50

9 Iver Per Grimsrud                    NOR                 NITRO                                   62.67

10 Andre Kim Eliassen               NOR                 K2                                          60.67

11 Sami Saarenpaa                   FIN                   BURTON                              60.67

12 Risto Mattila                         FIN                   FLOW                                   60.50

13 Mikkel Bang                         NOR                 BURTON                              60.17

14 Charles Reid                         CAN                 BURTON                              59.00

15 Sébastien Toutant                 CAN                 ONEILL                                 58.33

16 Joel Lahti                             FIN                   FTWO                                   58.33

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