25/03/2010 | by Uli Köhler
The fourth edition of Burn River Jump has come to a close with Yale Cousino (USA) winning the super final for the third time at the Spoel River in Livigno, Italy.
The crowd went nuts for Yale Cousino (USA) who bagged his third win in Livigno at the 5star Burn River Jump. Gjermund Braaten (NOR) took second place and Marc McMorris (CAN) third.
After seeing great conditions for the first two days, the weather took a turn for the worse with strong wind and frigid temps making for challenging riding during the qualifications of this afternoon.
Then the weather changed again and the super final took place with perfect weather condition in a sick slopestyle course set up downtown by Doors Snowpark Structures: a 19-metre straight jump and a huge River Jump gap of 12 meters ending in the jib arena full of Burn cans, stairs, butter boxes and 1 wall ride at the end.
Yale Cusino’s winning run featured backside 1260 on the straight jump, cab 540 on the Spoel River gap and backside 270 on the Burn can. He also won the “Best Jibber by Burn” thanks to the backside 270 on the can of his winning run.
On the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour, Gjermund Braaten, who came second today, made a huge jump into third place on the world ranking list. “This is a dream come true to me”, he says after the prize giving. Janne Korpi now sits in World No. 5 while Eric Willett entered the Top 10. The Burn River Jump is a 5Star event on the Tour and gives out 850 TTR ranking points to the winner.
If you did not make it to get in Livigno be sure to watch it on www.riverjump.it
RIVER JUMP FINAL RESULTS
1 Cousino Yale USA Burton 550,0
2 Braaten Gjermund NOR Nike 6.0, Nitro, Oakley, DBN Nor, Swag 542,0
3 McMorris Mark CAN O’neill, Class 5 snowboards, The Source 546,0
4 Willett Eric USA O’neill, Omatic, Vans, Smith, Breckenridge resort, Celtek, Boa, Flux 535,0
5 Tonteri Roope FIN Burton, Anon, Red, Etnies, Onboardtv 485,0
6 Nicholls Jamie GBR Redbull, Quiksilver, Nike 6.0, Salomon 475,0
7 Kinnunen Matti FIN Battery, Meatfly, Amplid, Aitikin, Syotekeskus 469,0
8 Korpi Janne FIN Kissmark, O’neill, Smith, Level, Ogio, Vans 460,0