20/04/2007 | by Onboard
Under sunny skies, at Park City’s infamous Superpipe, Manuela Laura Pesko (SUI) successfully delivered back-to-back 720s to win the first contest title of TTR 6 Star Roxy Chicken Jam, 22nd-25th March, 2007, at Park City/Utah, USA.
With just one more day to go ahead of the Slopestyle contest – and the crowning of the Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion 06/07 – the hottest names in female snowboard talent rode the Superpipe in perfect spring conditions at the 3rd Annual Roxy Chicken Jam in a multiple-run, fun jam session. In the ten-women Final, Manuela Pesko (SUI) claimed the Superpipe title with a back-to-back 720 above the lip combination. “It was tight between the top 3 girls but Manuela pulled it together as a whole with a run which had consistency and diversity,” said Mike Basich, legendary snowboarder and Head Judge.
Transition queen, Torah Bright (AUS), continued with her success streak connecting her signature switch backside 540s and cab 720s to take 2nd place above 3rd place podium finisher, Paulina Ligocka (POL), who impressed the judges with consistent frontside 900s.
Bright’s (AUS) 2nd place increased her TTR Ranking Points by 74.25 points to maintain her lead as the TTR World No.1. To win the Women’s TTR title, Bright (AUS) will need to finish 9th or higher in the Slopestyle to convincingly ward off any of her nearest rivals, including reigning TTR World Champion 05/06, Cheryl Maas (NED) and Jaime Anderson (USA). The only possible way for Maas or Anderson to still take the title is to place 1st or 2nd to even beat Bright’s current ranking score of 931.40 points. Maas (NED) moved up to the TTR World No.2 spot with her 4th place result at the Roxy Chicken Jam Superpipe, shifting Anderson (USA) down to World No.3. Only her fifth result on the TTR Ranking List presented by Swatch, this season, Pesko’s (SUI) win boosted her from TTR World No.19 to No.8 – but will not be present at the Slopestyle event.
The last 6 Star contest on the Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour 06/07, the 3rd Annual Roxy Chicken Jam is the crowning platform for this season’s TTR Champion. With an aggregate six best results calculated for a rider to win the ultimate snowboard title, riders will receive a 25% increased value of TTR Ranking Points in both Superpipe and Slopestyle formats to add to their TTR Ranking scores. The new Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion will join recently crowned male, Shaun White (USA).
The Halfpipe results have set the scene for the dramatic Finale at Slopestyle Finals – the deciding contest for the Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion title.