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Snowboarding Elite Gather for Roxy Chicken Jam

BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS

The world’s best female riders, including the 06/07 TTR Women’s Top 5, are ready to tear up the Roxy Glacier Park in Austria this weekend. The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier in Kaprun, located 2900m above sea level, hosts the first all-girl 6-STAR event of the 07/08 Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour, the European Roxy Chicken Jam. The event takes place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of December offering 1000 ranking points and a huge €30,000 prize purse.

Last season’s world No.6 Jenny Jones will be hoping to carry her momentum from the southern hemisphere after claiming the 5-STAR Burton New Zealand Open Title for slopestyle. She now sits at No.4 in the world rankings and will be the only female rider who can grab hold of the world No.1 spot, which is currently held by Olympic Gold Medalist Kelly Clark (USA). Jones will have to place 1st in Kaprun, earning 1000 ranking points to put her ahead of Clark who is not competing in Kaprun. Jones, however, is secured a spot in the Swatch TTR Top 5 by competing at the Chicken Jam.

Last year’s world No.2 and currently holding the World No.5 position on the tour at just 17 years old, Jamie Anderson (USA) will be looking to defend her European Roxy Chicken Jam Title after dominating last season’s competition. Anderson will be battling for the World No.2 spot alongside Torah Bright, Jenny Jones, Leanne Pelosi and local slopestyle specialist Claudia Fliri who had eight Top 10 results in her last ten TTR events.

Last season’s Roxy Chicken Jam gave witness to incredible progression for female snowboarding as riders like Jamie Anderson, 05/06 TTR Champion Cheryl Maas (NED) and Jenny Jones, who all took podium last year, stomping smooth, technical tricks such as Cab 540s, huge BS 720s, McTwists and epic Backside Airs. Having already received 2.2m of snow, the Roxy Glacier park allows the possibility for 10 different lines through a multitude of features including a triple kicker line, a 7m high Quarterpipe, a Wallride and a creative array of curved, flat and kinked boxes and rails.

Friday is open for female riders to compete and qualify for five free spots in Saturday afternoon’s 30-rider, 2-hour Jam session. Only 8 girls will move on to the finals where you can expect the most stylish performances from the top riders of the day hoping to make the podium and increase their tour ranking.

The TTR crew will be working hard to capture all the action from the first women’s Swatch TTR 6-STAR event on the TTR website.

Women’s Ranking Predictions for Swatch TTR SIX(6)STAR Roxy Chicken Jam 2007 in Kaprun

Jenny Jones (GBR)

– If Jenny places first at Roxy Chicken Jam, she will become the new tour leader, passing Clark. Every other place will guarantee a spot in the Swatch TTR Top 5. If she does not place 1st she will also be battling with Anderson, Pelosi, Bright and Fliri for world No.2. Jenny placed 1st in the slopestyle at the 5-STAR Burton New Zealand Open, and 2nd in the slopestyle at the 4-STAR Garnier Fructis Australian Open this season. Jenny was 06/07 World No. 6 and 05/06 World No. 2.

Jamie Anderson (USA)

-This will be Jamie’s 4th result this season. Currently World No. 5, Jamie will be battling with Jones, Pelosi, Bright, and Fliri for World No. 2. She will stay in the Swatch TTR Top 10. She placed 1st in the slopestyle at the 4-STAR Garnier Fructis Australian Open, and 10th in the slopestyle at the 5-STAR Burton New Zealand Open.

Leanne Pelosi (CAN)

– This will be Leanne’s 4th result this season. Currently World No. 9, Leanne will be battling with Anderson, Jones, Bright and Fliri for World No. 2. She will stay in the Swatch TTR Top 10. She came in 8th in the Slopestyle at the 5-STAR Burton Abominable Snow Jam this season, and 9th in the slopestyle at the 4-STAR Garnier Fructis Australian Open.

Torah Bright (AUS)

– This will be Torah’s 3rd result this season. Currently World No. 10, Torah will be battling with Anderson, Jones, Pelosi and Fliri for World No. 2. She will stay within the Swatch TTR Top 15. She is the 06/07 TTR World Tour Champion. She placed 4th in the slopestyle at the 5-STAR Burton New Zealand Open this season.

Claudia Fliri (AUT)

– This will be Claudia’s 3rd result this season and is currently World No. 13. To move to World No. 2 Fliri must place 1st in Kaprun. In any case she will move up in the rankings. She had eight Top 10 slopestyle results out of her past ten TTR events.

Sina Candrian (SUI)

– This will be Sina’s third result this season and she will move into the Top 15 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. She placed 5th in the Slopestyle at the 5-STAR Burton New Zealand Open this season.

Ursina Haller (SUI)

– This will be Ursina’s third result this season and she will move in to the Top 15 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. She placed 12th in the Slopestyle at the 5-STAR Burton New Zealand Open this season.

Erin Comstock (USA)

– This will be Erin’s second result this season and she will move into the Top 20 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. Erin placed first in the slopestyle at the 5-STAR Burton Abominable Snow Jam earlier this year.

Kimmy Fasani (USA)

– This is Kimmy’s second result this season and she will move into the Top 30 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. She placed 6th in the slopestyle at the 5-STAR Burton Abominable Snow Jam this season.

Chanelle Sladics (USA)

– This is Chanelle’s second result this season and she will move into the Top 30 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. She placed 9th in the slopestyle at the 5-STAR Burton Abominable Snow Jam this season.

Priscilla Levac (CAN)

– This is Priscilla’s second result this season and she will move into the Top 30 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. She placed 3rd in the slopestyle at the 4-STAR Garnier Fructis Australian Open this season.

Invited riders for the Roxy Chicken Jam include: Torah Bright (AUS), Jamie Anderson (USA), Cheryl Maas (NED), Kjersti Buaas (NOR), Sina Candrian (SUI), Jenny Jones (GBR), Silvia Mittermüller (GER), Ursina Haller (SUI), Lisa Wiik (NOR), Alexis Waite (USA), Claudia Fliri (AUT), Lisa Filzmoser (AUT), Meri Peltone (FIN), Kimmy Fasani (USA), Tania Detomas (ITA), Leanne Pelosi (CAN), Priscilla Levac (CAN), Tara Dakides (USA), Chanelle Sladics (USA), Erin Comstock (USA), Margot Rozies (FRA), Bleicher Conny (GER), Kathrin Gappmayr (AUT) and Amber Stockhouse (USA).

2007/2008 – Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking

1. Kelly Clark, USA (502.99)

2. Elizabeth Beerman, USA (397.95)

3. Hana Beaman, USA (362.21)

4. Jenny Jones, GBR (342.60)

5. Jamie Anderson, USA (318.14)

6. Elena Hight, USA (317.44)

7. Jordan Karlinski, USA (307.05)

8. Yuki Furihata, JPN (300.42)

9. Leanne Pelosi, CAN (289.76)

10. Torah Bright, AUS (264.64)

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