Results from the Burton Canadian Open 2011

Sun 06 February 11

The 5Star Burton Canadian Open wrapped up yesterday at the Winsport Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta with men's and women's slopestyle finals. American riders, Sam Hulbert and Jamie Anderson walked away victorious in the slopestyle format and at Friday's halfpipe competition it was Kohei Kudo and Kelly Clark who finished in first

Results from the Burton Canadian Open 2011

Results from the Burton Canadian Open 2011 © Photo: jeff patterson

The 5Star Burton Canadian Open wrapped up yesterday at the Winsport Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta with men's and women's slopestyle finals. American riders, Sam Hulbert and Jamie Anderson walked away victorious in the slopestyle format and at Friday’s halfpipe competition it was Kohei Kudo (JAP) and Kelly Clark (USA) who finished in first.

The winners all took home a sizable portion of the $50,000 USD prize purse and 850 Swatch TTR World Ranking points. With her success in the slopestyle competition, Jamie reclaims the TTR tour lead for the women and if she attends the remaining 6Star events, she has an excellent chance to take the 2010/11 TTR World Tour Champion title.

Slopestyle results

It was an overcast day with some light snow in the afternoon at the Canada Olympic Park and the uphill wind was a bit of a challenge, but the riders were undeterred and had a great competition. The slopestyle course was made up of five rails at the top and three jumps at the bottom. Jamie Anderson dominated in the women's field and took back her World No. 1 position from Cilka Sadar (SLO), who had the lead after finishing second in Friday’s halfpipe competition.

Canadian Open womens Slopestyle 2011 winner Jamie Anderson
Canadian Open womens Slopestyle 2011 winner Jamie Anderson
Photo: jeff patterson

Jamie was untouchable in the slopestyle finals and won with a run made up of a boardslide, a boardslide 270 out, 50-50 tail press and a 50-50 to frontside boardslide in the rail section. She then put down a frontside 360, a stylish backside 180 and a switch backside 540 on the jump line. German rider, Silvia Mittermueller, took second place and moved into World No. 4 and young American, Ty Walker, took third place and is now sitting in World No. 9 at only 13-years old. Jamie was pumped on her win today and is looking forward to going after the Swatch TTR Tour Champion title saying, "I'm extremely stoked to take another win here at the Canadian Open. And, I'm definitely heading to the Arctic Challenge and then the US Open. I would love to grab the title and do as good as I can for the rest of the winter."

Canadian Open womens Slopestyle 2011 winners podium
Canadian Open womens Slopestyle 2011 winners podium
Photo: jeff patterson

In the men's competition, Sam Hulbert had the winning run of the day which consisted of a fontside 180 to switch 50-50, frontside boardslide, boardslide to 270 and a 50-50 to backside 360 in the rail section. He then threw a switch backside 900, frontside 1080 and finished with a backside 720 on the jump line. Behind Sam was Canadian Zak Stone, in second place and fellow Canadian, Francis Bourgeois, in third.

Canadian Open mens Slopestyle 2011 winner sam hulbert
Canadian Open mens Slopestyle 2011 winner sam hulbert
Photo: jeff patterson

Halfpipe results

Japanese rider, Kohei Kudo showed big airs and smooth style to take his first major Swatch TTR title of his career. He won with a run that consisted of a backside 540, frontside 1080, Haakon flip, frontside 900 and finished with a backside 900. Behind Kohei was young gun, Scotty James (AUS), who has been turning heads this season and Christian Haller (SUI) finished in third and now sits in TTR World No. 2.

Canadian Open Halfpipe 2011 Rider Christian Haller
Canadian Open Halfpipe 2011 Rider Christian Haller
Photo: jeff patterson

On the women’s side, Kelly Clark took another win for the season with her signature big airs in the pipe. Kelly sealed the win with an excellent run throwing down a frontside air, backside 540, frontside 720, Cab 720, and a frontside 540. Cilka Sadar rode well to take second place moving her into TTR World No.2 and Canadian Mercedes Nicolls rounded out the podium in third place.

Canadian Open womens Halfpipe 2011 winners podium
Canadian Open womens Halfpipe 2011 winners podium
Photo: jeff patterson

Clark has moved up in the TTR tour ranking quite dramatically over the past month, and is now placed World No. 8. “I had a great week here in Canada and I’m really excited that the Mammoth Grand Prix is a 5Star TTR event. I’ll need that finish as well as the US Open to round out my finishes for the year”, she commented after the event.


Canadian Open woments Halfpipe 2011 Winner Kelly Clark
Canadian Open woments Halfpipe 2011 Winner Kelly Clark
Photo: jeff patterson

2011 Slopestyle Men

Rank Competitor Nation
1 Sam Hulbert USA
2 Zak Stone CAN
3 Francis Bourgeois CAN
4 Roger Kleivdal NOR
5 Eric Beauchemin USA
6 Caden Michnal USA
7 Antoine Truchon CAN
8 Jon Versteeg CAN
9 Chris Hagerty USA
10 Merrick Joyce USA

2011 Slopestyle Women

Rank Competitor Nation
1 Jamie Anderson USA
2 Silvia Mitterm?ller GER
3 Ty Walker USA
4 Shelly Gotlieb NZL
5 Stefi Luxton NZL
6 Charlotte Van Gils NED

2011 Halfpipe Men

Rank Competitor Nation
1 Kohei Kudo JPN
2 Scotty James AUS
3 Christian Haller SUI
4 Manuel Pietropoli ITA
5 Jack Mitrani USA
6 Taylor Gold USA
7 Dolf Van Der Wal NED
8 Spencer Shaw USA
9 Brett Esser USA
10 Keito Kumazaki JPN

2011 Halfpipe Women

Rank Competitor Nation
1 Kelly Clark USA
2 Cilka Sadar SLO
3 Mercedes Nicoll CAN
4 Kendall Brown NZL
5 Rana Okada JPN
6 Sarah Conrad CAN

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