Accumulating snow and flat light did not faze Chas Guldemond, who took third at the Burton US Open slopestyle finals. (Provided by Lauren Offenberg - Burton)
VAIL, CO (Mar. 2) – Accumulating snow and flat light did not faze Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) who took third at the Burton US Open slopestyle finals. Although Guldemond learned a new trick, a triple cork, the snow caused for slow speeds that made it impossible to try. The women’s slopestyle finals were canceled due to weather conditions and the semi-final results held as final. Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) took second in semi-finals on Wednesday. Next up athlete’s head to Sierra Nevada, Spain for FIS World Cup Finals Mar. 20-27.
Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) third at Burton US Open despite flat light and snow accumulating on the slopestyle course all day.
Guldemond’s run featured two huge 1260’s and due to the slow speeds he was unable to perform his newest trick, a triple cork.
Cananda’s Mark McMorris and Spencer O’Brien took the win.
Women’s slopestyle canceled due to snow on the course, semi-final results used for finals.
Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) took second during semi-finals on Wednesday at the new location for the Burton US Open, Vail Resort.
Guldemond and teammates Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) and Sage Kotsenberg (Park City, UT) were the only Americans in the finals taking seventh and eighth respectively.
The Burton US Open is a 6Star World Snowboard Event.
The U.S. Revolution Tour at Seven Springs Resort acted as the qualifier event sending the top 10 men and top five women to compete in both discplines.
Next up Mar. 20-27 FIS World Cup Finals at Sierra Nevada, Spain.
QUOTES Chas Guldemond The riding was tough today, but it always comes down to having fun. That’s what I did today, I was really happy with my riding. It’s always nice to win, but I had a great time and this event has been a lot of fun. It was a unique course and the boys put up tough competition. I am looking forward to going home for a little bit after this competiton to keep training so that I can debut my triple soon.