Ostreng & Badertscher win Burn River Jump 2011

Sat 26 February 11

Norwegians Aleksander Ostreng won the 4* TTR Big Air and Ulrik Badertscher won the 5*Slopestyle in the Burn River Jump 2011 in Livigno. Britains Jamie Nicholls completed a very memorable 2 days, coming 3rd in the slopestyle, 4th in the big air and was crowned the Burn Jib Master

Ostreng & Badertscher win Burn River Jump 2011

Ostreng & Badertscher win Burn River Jump 2011 © Photo: Burn River Jump

After a few days of Burn Slopestyle action, the Spoel River in the heart of Livigno was the place to be, as the Burn River Jump 2011 got fired up in force. Mother Nature showed her full force on contestants and spectators in the form of strong winds, however ‘safety matters’ and organizers made the executive decision to cancel the top huge kicker and focus on the second Burn River Jump feature and bottom rail sections, making the event a 4Star TTR event.

Burn river jump Big Air 2011 in livigno riders Ethan Morgan, Eric Willet
Burn river jump Big Air 2011 in livigno riders Ethan Morgan, Eric Willet
Photo: Burn River Jump

The atmosphere did not change like the weather, as more than 2000 spectators joined the Burn River Jump 2011 to see some of the best snowboarding in Europe.  The Finals saw 16 of Europe’s premium snowboarders charge up. Featuring the likes of Eric Willett (USA), Arthur Longo (FRA), Werni Stock (AUS) (sporting a broken arm), Patrick Burgener (SUI), Ulrik Badertscher (NOR), Jamie Nicholls (GBR) to name a few, the competition was tight and competitors battled it out on difficult features in a challenging environment.  

Burn river jump Big Air 2011 in livigno riders Ethan Morgan, Eric Willet
Burn river jump Big Air 2011 in livigno riders Ethan Morgan, Eric Willet
Photo: Burn River Jump

Back 9s, Rodeo 9 and Switch 7s and Cab 9s where thrown out of the bag of snowboarding trickery, not forgetting some seriously impressive rail action, the Super Finals had space for only  4 contestants and it was obvious every entrants wanted a piece of the action, plus valuable Swatch TTR points and part of the 50,000$ cash purse!

Burn river jump Big Air 2011 in livigno riders Ethan Morgan, Eric Willet
Burn river jump Big Air 2011 in livigno riders Ethan Morgan, Eric Willet
Photo: Burn River Jump

The Super Final was a nail biting experience as the last 4 Riders rode into a ‘Knock Out’ system: Aleksander Ostreng (NOR) took the lead with an insane run that included a huge Backside 900 to Switch Front lip 270 out, knocking down Eric Willet (USA) into second place with his Switch Backside 900 to Front Board and Ulrik Badertscher (NOR) took third place with a Backside Rodeo 900 to a Front Board Pretzel out.

Burn river jump Big Air 2011 winners podium in livigno riders
Burn river jump Big Air 2011 winners podium in livigno riders
Photo: Burn River Jump

Britains 17year old Jamie Nicolls put himself firmly in the spotlight and continued his fine performances this season by coming 3rd in the 5* TTR Riverjump Slopestyle, 4th in the Riverjump big air and was crowned the Burn Jib Master. These results have  moved him up from 57th to 28th in the TTR Series.

Over the weekend riders collected valuable Swatch TTR World Tour Ranking points with a maximum of 850 points to win in the 5Star format. With the two podium placements Ulrik Badertscher leaped up in the ranking and now sits in World No. 14, while Jamie Nicholls jumped into World No. 28.  Eric Willet remains in World No. 9 where he moved after the slopestyle.

An elated winner Aleksander Ostreng quoted: "I am stoked!I was not expecting to win tonight. The set up was great and the snowpark too. I am so happy and I will be back next year!"

Slopestyle Results

Place   Bib    Name Gender   Nation
 
  Badertscher, Ulrik M NOR
  Burgener, Patrick M SUI
  Nicholls, Jamie M GBR
  Ostreng, Aleksander M NOR
  Korpi, Janne M FIN
  Buri, Max M SUI
  Weissenbacher, Mathias M AUT
  Gruber, Simon M ITA
  Kleivdal, Morten M NOR
10    Tiller, Sondre Fossum M NOR
11    Grigis, Marco M ITA
12    Ciancaleoni, Giorgio M ITA
13    Ruha, Jaakko M FIN
14    Krogstie, Joachim M NOR
15    Niemelä, Nuutti M FIN
16    Munari, Stefano M ITA
17    Scherrer, Jan M SUI
18    Eigensatz, Leandro M SUI
19    Abonyi, Gabor M GER
20    Cousino, Yale M USA
21    Morgan, Ethan Nicholas M GER
22    Multhaup Appleton, Milu M NZL
23    Barbieri, Lorenzo M ITA
24    Concin, Marco M ITA
25    Korneliussen, Eskil M NOR
26    Willett, Eric M USA
27    Thaler, Herbert M AUT
28    Longo, Arthur M FRA
29    Fassnacht, Fabian M SUI
30    Zappaterra, Matteo M ITA
31    Hooks, Richard M GBR
32    Vogt, Matthias M GER
33    Gerber, Carlos M SUI
34    Dlauhý, Roman M CZE
35    Donzelli, Marco M ITA
36    Benchimol, Stefano M ITA
37    Blankenagel, Carlo M SUI
38    Djité, David M SUI
39    Bramwell, Blaze M SWE
40    Pasqualini, Luca M SUI
41    Horák, Petr M CZE
42    Staub, Joel M SUI
43    Necas, Jan M CZE
44    Eichmann, Luc M SUI
45    Pezzato, Nicolo M ITA
46    Geza, Kinda M ROU
47    Maffei, Alberto M ITA
48    Pezzali, Fabio M ITA
49    Vagheggi, Davide M ITA
50    Entrade, Omar M ITA
51    Grandelius, Noah M SWE
52    Pellegrino, Mattia M ITA
53    Piller cottrer, Filiberto M ITA
54    Musacchio, Ramiro M ITA
55    Merzari, Samuele M ITA

Big Air Results

Place   Bib    Name Gender   Nation
 
  Ostreng, Aleksander M NOR
  Willett, Eric M USA
  Badertscher, Ulrik M NOR
  Nicholls, Jamie M GBR
  Korpi, Janne M FIN
  Burgener, Patrick M SUI
  Cousino, Yale M USA
  Scherrer, Jan M SUI
  Kleivdal, Morten M NOR
10    Stock, Werner M AUT
11    Morgan, Ethan Nicholas M GER
12    Krogstie, Joachim M NOR
13    Abonyi, Gabor M GER
14    Haller, Christian M SUI
15    Longo, Arthur M FRA
16    Buri, Max M SUI
17    Niemelä, Nuutti M FIN
18    Ruha, Jaakko M FIN
19    Fassnacht, Fabian M SUI
20    Multhaup Appleton, Milu M NZL
21    Ciancaleoni, Giorgio M ITA
22    Korneliussen, Eskil M NOR
23    Grigis, Marco M ITA
24    Munari, Stefano M ITA
25    Tiller, Sondre Fossum M NOR
26    Weissenbacher, Mathias M AUT
27    Gruber, Simon M ITA
28    Concin, Marco M ITA

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