[Roope Tonteri was riding with a broken board and broken ribs. Straight to hospital after the comp, but still sending it like a boss! Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi]
Canada conquers Europe!
Mark McMorris and Jamie Anderson win slopestyle gold at the inaugural LAAX OPEN!
The final day couldn’t have been any better… The sun was shining, the tunes were blasting, the course was looking primed, the crowds had gathered to watch the finest slopestyle riders on the planet throw down and we had a total blast watching the riders drop in!
Mark McMorris scored 91.4 in his final run to claim his title as the champion of slopestyle once again, after a near miss on his second run forced him to go for a quick lap to calm his nerves. It definitely worked because his final run was near perfect. The rest of the Canadian air force set the course alight taking the next four spots in the men’s competition.
Tyler Nicholson took the silver medal with his second run score of 84.35 and Seb Toots held on with his first run score of 83.1 to claim the bronze medal. Those guys were sending it and with the prize money they just won, will be going even bigger in the bar tonight!
In the women’s competition Jamie Anderson was on fire from the get go, putting together a super technical and stylish first run which was enough to secure the gold. Christy Prior showed us everything she had in her second run and Miyabi Onitsuka from Japan smashed it on her final run to take the bronze. We’ve never seen anyone more stoked!
That’s all the results from the LAAX OPEN 2016, but we have plenty more to show you, so check back here soon. For now all we can do is send it at the bar! Peace Laax! You’ve been amazing!
Check out the full results and photos below.
LAAX OPEN 2016: HALFPIPE FINALS RESULTS, JANUARY 22, 2016
1 Mark McMorris (CAN) 91.4
2 Tyler Nicholson (CAN) 84.35
3 Sebastien Toutant (CAN) 83.1
4 Darcy Sharpe (CAN) 82.3
5 Michael Ciccarelli (CAN) 81.1
6 Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) 76.3
7 Max Parrot (CAN) 74.7
8 Roope Tonteri (FIN) 65.5
9 Sven Thorgren (SWE) 60.95
10 Billy Morgan (GBR) 59.3
11 Yuki Kadono (JPN) 59
12 Dario Burch (SUI) 37.75
1 Jamie Anderson (USA) 81.1
2 Christy Prior (NZL) 71.8
3 Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN) 62.85
4 Silje Norendal (NOR) 61.55
5 Spencer O’Brien (CAN) 30.35
6 Cheryl Maas (NED) 21.55