Top riders qualify for the burton us open!

Tue 05 February 13

The Burton US Open Snowboarding Qualifiers presented by MINI concluded today after two amazing days of slopestyle and halfpipe competition!

Top riders qualify for the burton us open!

Top riders qualify for the burton us open! © Burton

At the event, created in association with long-time partner U.S. Snowboarding, the ten best men and five women per discipline earned a piece of a $20,000 prize purse, and now advance to compete against some of the world’s biggest names in snowboarding at the 31st annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI in Vail, Colorado from February 25th – March 2nd, 2013.

While the snow fell, top men and women put down some big runs during the halfpipe competition earlier today. Along with the winners from yesterday’s slopestyle event, they will compete at the US Open in Vail alongside world-class confirmed riders, including Kelly ClarkMark McMorrisTorah BrightJamie AndersonIouri Podladtchikov and more.

Men’s Halfpipe Results:

1. Taylor Gold              USA     BURTON          94.4
2. Ben Ferguson          USA     BURTON          92.2
3. Jake Pates               USA     OAKLEY          90.0
4. Kent Callister            AUS     LIB TECH        88.4
5. Joseph Mensch       USA     FLOW               87.2
6. Paul Brichta             USA     BURTON          83.4
7. Eiju Hirano               JPN      BURTON          82.8
8. Ikkou Anai                JPN      N/A                   81.0
9. Alexander Kondo     USA     K2                     80.2
10. Nicholas Baden     USA     BURTON          66.8

Women’s Halfpipe Results:

1. Summer Fenton       USA     BURTON         90.2
2. Kirby Kelly               USA     ROXY              83.8
3. Serena Shaw          USA     N/A                   80.6
4. Kelly Marren            USA     OAKLEY          79.4
5. Madison Barrett       USA     N/A                  73.0

Men’s Slopestyle Results:

1. Grant Giller              USA                 SALOMON                  91.4
2. Nikolas Baden         USA                 BURTON                     88.4
3. Seth Hill                   USA                 SIMS                            87.6
4. Kent Callister           AUS                 LIB / ANON                 85.4
5. Brendan Hart           USA                 N/A                               80.4
6. Matts Kulisek           CAN                 K2                                78.4
7. Easton Gilman         USA                 NITRO                         77.6
8. Tyler Nicholson       CAN                 QUICKSILVER           73.8
9. Brett Moody             USA                 DC SHOE CO              73.6
10. Ian Thorley            USA                 NEFF                            70.2

Women’s Slopestyle Results:

1. Karly Shorr              USA                 K2                                89.4
2. Erika Vikander        USA                 CAPIX                          85.2
3. Danika Duffy           USA                 BATALEON                 74.8
4. Celia Miller               USA                 O’NEILL                       69.6
5. Jordie Karlinski        USA                 ROXY                          60.0

Guests at Seven Springs had no shortage of excitement during the US Open Qualifiers weekend. In addition to watching the competition, visitors attended the Burton Mountain Festival, which offered riders a full day of on-snow activities, including free Burton 2013 product demos, music and a travelling Riglet park designed for the smallest snowboarders.  In the Sponsor Village, spectators took photos at MINI’s photobooth and played the Spin to Win game for a chance to win a Burton snowboard and other great prizes. And the W.O.R.D. On The Streets, a rail jam event held on Saturday, February 2nd at The Streets terrain park under the lights, showcased some incredible urban riding, product giveaways and live music.

A big thanks to MINI, Mountain Dew, Paul Mitchell, Seven Springs and U.S. Snowboarding for their support of the US Open Qualifiers.

For anyone who missed the live webcast, highlights of winning runs, full webcast replays and the Universal Sports Network broadcast schedule are available on: www.burton.com/USOQuals.

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