US Open 2011 Halfpipe Semi-Finals

Fri 11 March 11

A bit of a whiteout for the halfpipe semi-finals. Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter dominated the womens and in the mens iPod came first and Kazuhiro Kokubo showed he means business defending his title coming 2nd.

US Open 2011  Halfpipe Semi-Finals

US Open 2011 Halfpipe Semi-Finals © Photo: TTR

 

The women kicked things off under snowy skies, and 21 ladies competed for the six spots in the finals. The ladies pulled together solid runs led by Vermont locals Kelly Clark (USA) and Hannah Teter (USA), who easily qualified for finals in first and second place respectively.

In the men’s semi-finals, 39 men had two runs to secure one of the 10 spots in finals. Last year’s US Open champion Kazuhiro Kokubo (JPN) showed that he has what it takes to defend his title, scoring a 96.67. Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) topped Kazu’s score with a 98.00 and will also be a strong contender in Saturday’s halfpipe finals.

If you can’t make it to Stratton, check out replays of the semi-finals and live webcasts of slopestyle and halfpipe finals on www.opensnowboarding.com

2011 US Open Competition & Entertainment Schedule
Friday, March 11 – Slopestyle Finals; The Jam Finals & FREE ‘Flosstradamus’ show
Saturday, March 12 – Halfpipe Finals & FREE performance by ‘The Sounds’
Sunday, March 13 – Junior Jam

Kelly Clark halfpipe-semis at 2011 US open
Kelly Clark halfpipe-semis at 2011 US open
Photo: TTR


Men’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals Results
1. Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI)
2. Kazuhiro Kokubo (JPN)
3. Ryo Aono (JPN)
4. Kohei Kudo (JPN)
5. Eiju Hirano (JPN)
6. Markus Malin (FIN)
7. Zack Black (USA)
8. Jan Scherrer (SUI)
9. Louie Vito (USA)
10. Matt Ladley (USA)

Women’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals Results
1. Kelly Clark (USA)
2. Hannah Teter (USA)
3. Soko Yamaoka (JPN)
4. Rebecca Sinclair (NZL)
5. Kjersti Buaas (NOR)
6. Gretchen Bleiler (USA)

For more information visit www.opensnowboarding.com

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Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “Good snowboarder's resort with ample, diverse terrain to suit all styles and levels. Lots of good local services, but a bit hit and miss!”

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3. Parrot, Maxence (700.00)
4. Truchon, Antoine (636.17)
5. Thorgren, Sven (602.06)
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1. Gold, Taylor (882.80)
2. Bretz, Greg (857.25)
3. Hiraoka, Taku (803.21)
4. Vito, Louie (713.54)
5. Hirano, Ayumu (706.18)
Mens Slopestyle Leaderboard
1. McMorris, Mark (968.03)
2. Sandbech, Stale (916.33)
3. Parrot, Maxence (905.33)
4. Thorgren, Sven (802.90)
5. Toutant, Sebastien (798.73)
Womens Halfpipe Leaderboard
1. Clark, Kelly (972.97)
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Womens Slopestyle Leaderboard
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