Yuki Kadono & Jamie Anderson Win Slopestyle Finals at 2015 Burton US Open – Full Recap!

Courtesy of Burton Snowboards
Courtesy of Burton Snowboards
Courtesy of Burton Snowboards

Yuki Kadono(JPN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) earned the winning slopestyle titles today at the 33rdannual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI. Both riders are ending the 2015 competitive slopestyle season on top, taking home $45,000 and the 2015 US Open slopestyle title, with Kadono putting down a historic run featuring the first ever back-to-back 1620s in competition.

It was a huge day in mens slopestyle with the field of 27 men narrowed down to the final 10 in the mornings rescheduled semi-finals. The three run format was key in Yuki Kadonos history-making run as he clinched the victory with a score of 90.05 in his third and final run, starting with a switch backside 270 on to 270 out, to a lipslide to fakie, to a half Cab on backside 360 out in the upper rail section, into a frontside double cork 1080 mute off the first jump, backside triple cork 1620 mute, to a switch backside triple cork 1620 melona first-ever combination of back-to-back 1620s in competition.

Yuki Kadono – Slopestyle Final @ 2015 Burton US Open – 1st Place Run

Kadono said, I know there are other riders here who are better than me, but I came into this contest to win, and thats what I did. As for landing his historic run, he explained, I already had that run in mind, adding, The tricks I do in competition, I usually dont do in practice. In other words, he had never even tried that combination before landing it at todays US Open.

Mark McMorris was in the lead for the entire competition until Kadono upset the scores with his unprecedented run. McMorris earned an 87.80 on his second run, linking a frontside triple cork 1440 mute into a backside triple cork 1440 muteanother competition first. Tyler Nicholson (CAN) landed in third place with a score of 77.20.

McMorris said, That was only the second or third frontside triple Id ever tried. The stars aligned with perfect weather and a good course.

In the womens field, Jamie Anderson took the lead early setting the unbeatable high score of 90.95 on her first run, putting down a Cab 270 to tailslide, switch boardslide to regular, boardslide 270 out on the upper rail section, into a backside 540, Cab 720 nosegrab, to a switch backside 540. This makes four US Open slopestyle titles for Jamie Anderson.

Anna Gasser (AUT) took second place with an 82.55 and Spencer O Brien (CAN) landed in third with an 82.05.

Anderson said, This event was pretty heavy pressure, its the biggest event of the year and the last one so I really wanted to ride strong and consistent. I worked really hard on my rail line the last couple days and I wanted that to be locked down. So for me I just wanted to have a consistent run top to bottom.

Jamie Anderson – Slopestyle Final @ 2015 Burton US Open – 1st PlaceRun

Todays slopestyle finals also determined the first ever World Snowboard Tour Pro Series champions with Jamie Anderson and Mark McMorris taking home the slopestyle titles. The besttworesults out of three Pro Series events determined the final results. The awards ceremony isscheduled for tomorrowat the Solaris Concert stage, where the Pro Series Halfpipe Champions will also be announced.

Womens Slopestyle Finals Results:

1. Jamie Anderson, OAKLEY, 90.95

2. Anna Gasser, RED BULL, 82.55

3. Spencer OBrien, NIKE, 82.05

Mens Slopesyle Finals Results:

1. Yuki Kadono, RIDE, 90.05

2. Mark McMorris, BURTON, 87.80

3. Tyler Nicholson, ROCKSTAR, 77.20

4. Sven Thorgren, OAKLEY, 76.80

5. Niklas Mattsson, ROME, 75.30

6. Eric Beauchemin, US SNOWBOARDING, 71.70

The US Open continues tomorrow Saturday, March 7thculminating with the historic halfpipe finals beginning at 11:00am MST live on Burton.com/USO with live coverage on FOX Sports 2 beginning at 2:00pm MST.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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