Jacobellis takes first, Wescott and Holland podium at Snowboard World Championships

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 18, 2011 10:07 am

Lindsey Jacobellis is on the top of her game once again.  After winning the World Championship titles in 2005 and 2007, her hattrick is complete.  Narrowly edging out qualifier Nelly Moenne Loccoz of France and dominique Maltais of Canada, Lindsey is World Champion again. 

On the men’s side, Australian Alex Pullin, got the hole shot and never looked back.  He beat out Americans Seth Wescott, Olympic Champion, and Nate Holland, 5 time X-Game Champion, to win his first major event. 

photo: fissnowoboard.com

 “Luckily I had a good start. But all the other girls did also pretty well. So, I was working with my legs all the way down, trying to stay on my edges as the snow turned out to be very slushy in the turns,” Jacobellis said.

For more on the event, see fissnowboard.com