Given how easily she cruised to the top spot in the semi finals, you’d be forgiven for thinking Jamie Anderson already had her sixth Burton US Open slopestyle title sewn up. On the day, however, it was Anna Gasser that went home with the women’s title.
Back in 2013 Anna became the first woman to stomp a cab double underflip, and it played a big part in her winning run. Between the cab 270 on that kicked things off and the massive front-7-shaped full stop, her routine was hard to fault.
“Jamie’s cab boardslide to 450 off the cannon feature rightly wowed the judges, but she wasn’t able to regain the lead”
As for Jamie, despite chasing Anna’s score she stuck with a relatively conservative trick selection. The one exception was a cab boardslide to 450 off the cannon feature that rightly wowed the judges, but despite running Anna close she wasn’t able to regain the lead. Spencer O’Brien rounded out the podium with a run that featured a little too much zeaching on the rails, but solid kicker tricks including a note-perfect front 7 off the toes.