Spencer O’Brien managed to bounce back from 5th place to take the win along with her second career Dew Cup at the women’s snowboard slopestyle finals during hte Toyota Championships this past weekend in Snowbasin.
O’Brien nailed her second run with a switch boardslide to 5050 on the up gap down box, to a frontside boardslide on the A-frame to switch on the cannon. For the jumps, she went switch backside 5 mute into a frontside 7 indy.
“It felt really good,” O’Brien said of taking the win. “Kind of surreal. I wasn’t really thinking very much on that last run, so when I stomped that last trick I was so happy. It’s a lot of pressure when you don’t land your first run.”
“I’m so happy for getting second,” Rukajarvi said. “I had big troubles in the practice landing my tricks so I’m just happy I landed my run.”
South Lake Tahoe’s Joanna Dzierzawski was third with 80.25 after putting together a switch boardslide to tailpress, 5050 to front board on the up down rail, up the cannon poke out, and a back 3 into front 3 off the toes on the jumps.
“Oh my gosh, I am so happy to have made it to Finals at the Dew Tour,” Dzierzawski said. “It’s my first time making it to all the stops. It was just so awesome and the course was really fun. All the girls were so supportive as always, and I’m just so happy to be here.”
1. Spencer O’Brien, 94.50
2. Enni Rukajarvi, 86.50
3. Joanna Dzierzawski, 80.25
4. Julianne Brackett, 73.75
5. Nicki Slechta, 67.60
6. Sarka Pancochova, 36.25