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Clark and Kim Take Titles at Burton U.S. Open

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USSA
2014-03-08 13:52
 

VAIL, CO (March 8) – Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) earned her second consecutive World Snowboard Tour halfpipe title with her win at Saturday’s Burton U.S. Open halfpipe final. Thirteen-year-old U.S. Snowboarding rookie Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) earned the World Snowboard Tour overall title with her third-place finish in the sunny final. Kim is the youngest athlete to ever win the honor. Queralt Castellet of Spain joined Clark and Kim on the podium in second. Highlights of the halfpipe final are set to air on Fox Sports 2 on Monday, Mar. 17th at 7:30 p.m. EST.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) earned her second consecutive World Snowboard Tour halfpipe title with her win at Saturday’s Burton U.S. Open halfpipe final. Clark has now won four Tour titles in her career and been named the Burton U.S. Open champion seven times.
  • Thirteen-year-old U.S. Snowboarding rookie Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) earned the World Snowboard Tour overall title with her third-place finish in the sunny halfpipe final. Kim is the youngest athlete to ever win the honor.
  • Queralt Castellet of Spain joined Clark and Kim on the podium in second.
  • Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT) finished just off the podium in fourth.
  • After a snowy day of slopestyle on Friday, bluebird skies rewarded the halfpipe athletes and created a perfect atmosphere for the final day of competition at the Burton U.S. Open.
  • Clark’s winning run: frontside 1080 Indy, cab 720 mute, Indy to Mute, backside 540 tail, frontside 900 Indy and backside air.
  • Kim’s third-place run: switch method, cab 720 truckdriver, frontside 540 Indy, McTwist, crippler 720 Indy and switch frontside air.
  • Highlights of the halfpipe final are set to air on Fox Sports 2 on Monday, Mar. 17th at 7:30 p.m. EST.

QUOTES
Kelly Clark
I couldn’t have thought of a better way to end my season, to end up on the podium at the U.S. Open, let alone on the top of the podium. This is one of my favorite events and I was really happy with my riding today. All the women rode incredible. I’m just happy to be a part of things.

I hoped the runs that I had planned would get me the win. I played my cards right. I landed three runs and in that last run I really wanted that cab 1080 but it just wasn’t in the cards today.

It is always a great feeling to be awarded, but I still don’t ride to win any titles; it’s much more about progressing the sport for me and having fun with that for as long as I can.

Chloe Kim
The title feels great. It is a big surprise. I never really pay attention to my results; I just care about having fun when I ride, both in the halfpipe and the slopestyle. I will definitely try to do more slopestyle contests next year.

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