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2012 World Snowboarding Championships Slopestyle Results

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Snowboarding News | Monday February 27, 2012 | Shared By: Jackie Williams

Women's Slopestyle  Finals

The ladies went first on the last day of the 2012 TTR World Snowboarding Championships. With the rain gone, a bluebird day remains albeit hard slopestyle conditions with tough landings. The slopestyle course consisted of a three-option handrail, an option of four jibs, a set of two kickers, a channel gap, another two-jib option, with a final huge step-over jump.

After falling on the first two runs, Spencer took the first spot away from Jamie Anderson, “I knew I just had to go for it.” Jamie, although happy for Spencer O'Brien, voiced her frustration, “I’ve been winning so many events, I’m disappointed I couldn’t put down the best run.” And third place winner, Enni Rukajaervi thanked the Norwegian fans for their great support and cheers. There were smiles all around and all the girls made mention of the growing talent and performances shown at the event.

RANK

RIDER

NATION

FINAL SCORE

1

Spencer O’Brien

CAN

84.4

2

Jamie Anderson

USA

78.9

3

Enni Rukajaervi

FIN

74.5

4

Cheryl Maas

NL

64.3

5

Shelly Gottlieb

NZ

63.1

6

Kjersti Ostgaard Buaas

NOR

62.1

7

Jodie Karlinski

USA

53.5

8

Megan Ginter

USA

48.9

9

Ty Walker

USA

28.7

10

Urska Pribosic

SLO

25.3

 

Men's Slopestyle Finals

The difference in these finals was that the athlete in the first place out of the first two runs goes first on the last, final run and sits in the hot seat to see how the rest line up. So it goes with Seb Toots as he sat in the bean bag chair the whole last run until Chas ripped it away at the last second when he landed his first switch backside 12 to win the competition and a check for $40K.

After the celebration, Chas thanked the TTR for putting on a great venue and the years to make it happen, commenting on the even playing field he witnessed. Placing second, Seb said he was “stoked to be on the podium with my two best friends…smiles on all the riders just to be here.” The camaraderie was evident between the guys. Seppe was teased about how a snowboarder from Belgium could be so great at snowboarding; his answer:  “Riding with friends helps me progress…dedication.”

RANK

RIDER

NATION

FINAL SCORE

1

Chas Guldemond

USA

87.9

2

Sebastien Toutant

CAN

86.8

3

Seppe Smits

BEL

76.3

4

Eric Beauchemin

USA

75.9

5

Aleksander Ostreng

NOR

74.4

6

Sven Thorgren

SWE

66.7

7

Tyler Flanagan

USA

63.1

8

Roope Tonteri

FIN

59.5

9

Mark McMorris

CAN

36.9

 

That brings us to the end of the 2012 TTR World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, the competition run by and for snowboarder that you’ll catch every four years. Using the fairly new SLS (Snowboarding Live Scoring System), there is more consistency in scoring because it is focused on individual tricks combined with overall impression which includes the amplitude, difficulty, variation, style, execution, and more.

For more information, see the WSC website at www.WSC2012.com, with additional competition clips on YouTube.com.

FEATURED: Aleksander Ostreng | Chas Guldemond | Cheryl Maas | Enni Rukajarvi | Eric Beauchemin | Jamie Anderson | Jordie Karlinski | Kjersti Buass | Mark McMorris | Megan Ginter | Roope Tonteri | Sebastien Toutant | Seppe Smits | Shelly Gotlieb | Spencer O’Brien | Sven Thorgren | Ty Walker | Tyler Flanagan | Urska Pribosic |