Jamie Anderson victorious in Roxy Chicken Jam Slopestyle to claim Swatch TTR Tour Championship Title
The ladies were greeted with bluebird skies for the Slopestyle competition of the Swatch TTR 6-Star Roxy Chicken Jam, the final women's event of the TTR World Snowboard Tour. All eyes were set on the TTR Tour Title in the tightest battle of the season that hosted the best female riders in the business.
American snowboarder Jamie Anderson charged past the rest of the pack for the first place podium finish in the Slopestyle contest, pushing her past top competitors Kelly Clark (USA) and Torah Bright (AUS) in the TTR rankings to claim the Women's Swatch TTR World Tour Champion Title and a cool $50,000. Chanelle Sladics (USA) had a great day, taking the second place spot, and Swiss rider Sina Candrian rounded out the top three.
"I am so amped to win today, I cannot believe it," said Anderson. "When I awoke this morning, I did not anticipate this happening. All of the girls came out with fantastic riding. The Roxy Chicken Jam is one event we all look forward to."
The Slopestyle course at Mammoth Mountain consisted of two jibs at the top and three kickers at the bottom, granting riders a vast array of possibilities. Jamie Anderson put together the smoothest run of the day, laying down a smooth backside boardslide right into a Cab 3, following with Cab 540 and ending with a sick FS 540. Chanelle Sladics was pushing the progression throwing a boardslide to 270 out, a Cab 5 and a FS 5. Finally, Sina Candrian completed the podium with her third place, stomping a clean BS 3 and finishing up with a nice FS 7.
Torah Bright, Kelly Clark and Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas, were all favoured to do well in the final women's event of the tour as each rider, alongside Jamie Anderson, had the potential to take not only the final 6-Star Slopestyle Title, but also the TTR Tour Championship. But the ladies were unable to step up and connect their tricks resulting in finishes outside the Top 5.
Anderson claimed her tour trophy along with the Women's TTR Prize Purse of $110,000. Torah Bright finished in TTR World No.2, receiving $25,000 and Kelly Clark took third spot and $15,000. Kjersti Buaas took TTR World No. 4 with $11,000 and Cheryl Maas rounded out the top five, claiming $9,000.
It's been a rollercoaster ride of a season on the 07/08 Women's Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour and the riders couldn't have asked for a greater finale than the 6-Star Roxy Chicken Jam at Mammoth Mountain.
Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Top Ten: 1. Jamie Anderson, USA - 981,62 2. Torah Bright, AUS - 969,77 3. Kelly Clark, USA - 956,06 4. Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas, NOR - 905,81 5. Cheryl Maas, NED - 873,87 6. Sina Candrian, SUI - 868,22 7. Jenny Jones, GBR - 844,99 8. Claudia Fliri, AUT - 809,85 9. Meri Peltonen, FIN - 777,02 10. Ellery Hollingsworth, USA - 736,14
Roxy Chicken Jam Slopestyle Final Top 10 Results: 1. Jamie Anderson 2. Chanelle Sladics 3. Sina Candrian 4. Spencer O'Brien 5. Meri Peltonen 6. Cheryl Maas 7. Torah Bright 8. Izumi Amaike 9. Kjersti Buaas 10. Claudia Fliri