UNPRECEDENTED DISPLAY OF STYLE AND PROGRESSION FROM THE BEST FEMALE SNOWBOARDERS IN THE WORLD: DAY TWO OF THE ROXY CHICKEN JAM
The Third Annual Roxy Chicken Jam re-commenced under sunny skies at Park City Mountain Resort with 21 of the top women’s professional snowboarders taking to the superpipe this weekend. On her first trip to Park City Mountain Resort Swiss native, Manuela Pesko, claimed the Third Annual Roxy Chicken Jam superpipe title with the first back-to-back above the lip 720 combination in a women’s North American halfpipe competition.
“All I can say is wow! Today is one of my great victories, especially amongst so many good riders and on one of the best superpipes in the world," said Manuela. “With the speed I was able to get in the pipe, it made it easy to pull the back-to-back sevens. I haven’t been doing them all winter and today was one of those days I needed to pull out something new."
Ticket to Ride (TTR) Tour leader and Roxy team-rider Torah Bright (AUS) continued to live up to her reputation as the most technical woman’s superpipe rider, performing huge switch backside 540s and cab 720s. Torah was able to connect multiple maneuvers such as her signature switch backside five – a manoeuvre that no other halfpipe rider in the world does – securing her an impressive second place finish. Third place finisher and best trick winner, Paulina Ligocka (POL), continued to impress the judges as she consistently opened her runs with very difficult and tricky, frontside 900s.
In addition to the one-of-a-kind show on the course, fans and spectators were treated to free Monster Energy drinks, freebies from Zumiez and Paul Mitchell, as well as the chance to try out the latest hardgoods from Roxy, Lib Tech and Bent Metal as part of the “Country Fair" festival.
“We are now in our third year running the Roxy Chicken Jam at Park City Mountain Resort and our first year as a six-star rated TTR contest. We could not be happier with the continued growth of this event – from the level of the athletes competing to the fans and community represented," said Randy Hild, SVP Global Marketing, Roxy. “This contest truly captures what is happening in women’s snowboarding and we as a brand are proud to be here in support."
All of the superpipe action leads up to the TTR World Tour title race. The pressure is on for Bright, currently ranked number one on the Women’s TTR World Tour, to finish strong in the slopestyle event in order to stay on top of the point’s leader board and become the 2006/2007 Women’s TTR World Champion. With less than 80 points between them, Cheryl Maas and Jamie Anderson follow close behind in second and third.
“I just started to do slopestyle again since the Olympics and I love it. I’ve ridden through the course a few times and it is really fun," said Torah. It's perfect that the Roxy Chicken Jam is the last stop on the TTR Tour because they are crowning guys and girls separately this year and it's fitting that the women’s champion gets crowned at an all girls event."
The final day of the Third Annual Roxy Chicken Jam starts with the slopestyle main event session followed by the finals and the crowning of the 2006/20007 TTR Women’s World Champion.
The Third Annual Roxy Chicken Jam is happy to have media support from “Transworld Snowboarding," “CosmoGirl!" and “FUEL TV." Other sponsors include the Monster Energy, Paul Mitchell, Zumiez, TTR World Snowboard Tour and Park City Mountain Resort. For the latest updates as well as photos and video from the mountain check out www.roxy.com.