Calgary (AB), Canada – The 5Star Burton Canadian Open wrapped up Saturday at the Winsport Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta with men’s and women’s slopestyle finals. American snowboarders, Sam Hulbert and Jamie Anderson walked away victorious and took home a sizable portion of the $50,000 USD prize purse and 850 Swatch TTR World Ranking points. With her win, Anderson reclaims the TTR tour lead for the women and if she attends the Oakley Arctic Challenge and the Burton US Open, she has an excellent chance to take the 2010/11 TTR World Tour Champion title.
Saturday was overcast with some light afternoon snow at the Canada Olympic Park and the uphill wind was a bit of a challenge, but the riders were undeterred and had a great competition. The slopestyle course was made up of five rails at the top and three jumps at the bottom.
Anderson dominated in the women’s field and reclaimed her World No. 1 position from Cilka Sadar, who had the lead after finishing second in Friday’s halfpipe competition. Anderson was untouchable in Saturday’s event and won with a run made up of a boardslide, a boardslide 270 out, 50-50 tail press and a 50-50 to frontside boardslide in the rail section. She then put down a frontside 360, a stylish backside 180 and a switch backside 540 on the jump line.