JAMIE ANDERSON WINS BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN
Eight women competed in the finals, pushing things to a super high level of riding that is rarely seen in women’s slopestyle finals. Each rider had three runs to earn her best score, and Jamie Anderson took the lead with her first run. Jamie then proceeded to top her own score with each subsequent run, with a final winning score of 93.58.
Jamie’s winning run included a backside tailslide on the rail, a frontside 360 to backside 180 on the step-up/step-down combo, a Cab 720 nose grab and switch backside 540 Indy grab on the kickers, finishing off with a backside lipslide to frontside 360 melon. Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) managed to get close to Jamie with a top score of 81.80, ending up in second place followed by a new face on the BEO podium, Swiss rider Isabel Derungs, who took third. Jamie had this to say about her win, “It was the best riding I have ever seen from the girls. I love the new course…it’s great for creative runs. I’m so happy that I won because my mom stayed up all night to watch the finals.”