SEBASTIEN TOUTANT AND JAMIE ANDERSON AWARDED 2012 TTR SLOPESTYLE WORLD TOUR CHAMPION TITLES
STRATTON, Vermont - March 9, 2012: After an exciting day of slopestyle finals at the 6Star Burton US Open, Sebastien Toutant (CAN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) have been officially crowned the 2012 TTR Slopestyle World Tour Champions. These two riders have been competing on the TTR Tour at slopestyle events around the globe and were awarded with the TTR Slopestyle Tour Champion trophies in recognition of their consistent performances throughout the season. Sebastien clinched the title with his win in today's slopestyle competition and Jamie set her title in stone with her first place finish, as well.
The slopestyle finals at the 30th Anniversary of the Burton US Open featured a high level of competition today in both the men's and women's events. The women's finals kicked off in the morning on the slopestyle course where Jamie Anderson displayed her buttery smooth style on the jumps and rails. Jamie's second run was her best of the day and earned her the victory with a frontboard to fakie, Cab 720 nose grab, switch backside 540 mute, tailslide to 270 out and finished with a 50-50 to backside 180 out. Jamie's consistency throughout the entire season that began back in August in New Zealand has been unmatched and puts her in a league of her own in making her a deserving recipient of the TTR Slopestyle World Tour Champion title.
This is Jamie's third TTR Champion title of her career and was very happy with her season saying, "It has been another great season and I am very stoked to pick up another TTR World Tour title. It's my favorite discipline and I was happy to seal it off with a first place today."
The men dropped into the slopestyle course in the afternoon and it was a tight battle to the end. After falling on his first two runs, Sebastien Toutant put it all together on his third and final with a Cab hardway to 270 on, Cab double cork 1260 melon, frontside double cork 1080 mute, frontside wallride to 270 out and ended with a 50-50 to backside rodeo out. Chas Guldemond (USA), who has been having a stellar season, wasn't able to land a good run today ending up in 13th place. This allowed Seb to swoop in at the very last minute at the last 6Star event of the season to grab the TTR Slopestyle Tour title out of Chas' grasp.
This is Seb's first TTR title of his career and had this to say about his day, "There were some tough conditions at first, but I was able to put it together on my last run and I am very happy to have won the TTR Slopestyle trophy. It was a tight race and all the guys were so strong over the whole season."
With the US Open slopestyle in the history books, all attention is on the halfpipe finals set to go down tomorrow which is the final 6Star competition of the 2011/2012 season. Tomorrow's finals will also be the final results that will determine the 2012 TTR Halfpipe World Tour Champions and the TTR Overall World Tour Champions. Check out www.ttrworldtour.com for news, photos and recaps direct from the US Open and be sure to tune into www.redbull.tv tomorrow to watch the halfpipe finals live.
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