Night Jam Packs the Stands at Burton US Open

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 12, 2012 3:44 pm

The last night of the 30th annual Burton US Open went down in style last night as Stratton Mountain and MINI hosted “The Night Jam.”  It was the biggest crowd yet as everyone packed in at the base of the mountain to catch of a glimpse of the world-class athletes going head to head for the total prize purse of $17,000. 

37 men and six women competed for some cold cash in six different categories.  The course was an experience in itself, built specifically for the Open in a never-been-done-before setup.  With two wall rides, a snow bridge, four frails, a quarterpipe, and a mega kicker just under 80 feet high, it’s massive.  It was a custom-built course with enough space to go big and get inventive.  And they did exactly that.

2012 USO Yale

Here are the results of the Jam:

Men’s Results:
Best Overall Air: Chas Guldemond (USA)
Best Overall Rail: Shaun Murphy (USA)
Best Trick Air: Roope Tonteri  (FIN)  – Cab 1260
Best Trick Rail:  Jeremy Cloutier  (CAN)  Wallride gap method into hardway gap 270

Women’s Results:
Best Overall Air: Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas (NOR)
Best Overall Rail: Christy Prior (NZL)

Tomorrow is the final day of the US Open’s 30th anniversary celebration.  It will all come to an end with the Junior Jam.  This will be an action-filled day for 14-year-old riders who will be taking on the legendary US Open halfpipe.  It promises to be a thrilling afternoon scouting for the future leaders of the sport to show off their skills.