Results Are In: Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Champions

This past weekend marked the 32nd year of the oldest national snowboarding competition, the Burton U.S. Open Championships. Some of the best boarders took to the slopestyle course and the halfpipe to prove themselves on U.S. turf.

Kelly Clark dominated on the half pipe this weekend and is famous internationally for her Olympic gold win on the halfpipe in 2002. Jamie Anderson, who took just gold in Sochi at the first-ever Olympic Slopestyle event, also took first in the U.S. Open slopestyle.

The Men's events attracted snowboarding stars, as well. U.S. Boarder Taylor Gold who competed at Sochi clinched the first spot in the halfpipe competition. Mark McMorris of Canada won his second consecutive slopestyle title this weekend.

Here is the list of the finalists:

Women's Slopestyle Finals Results:

1. Jamie Anderson (USA), BILLABONG, 87.55

2. Spencer O'Brien (CAN), NIKE, 80.00

3. Isabel Derungs (SUI), RIDE, 71.90

4. Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN), BURTON, 43.20

5. Ty Walker (USA), RED BULL, 33.95

6. Cheryl Maas (NED), VOLCOM, 30.50


Men's Slopesyle Finals Results:

1. Mark McMorris (CAN), BURTON, 87.50

2. Stale Sandbech (NOR), OAKLEY, 87.20

3. Maxence Parrot (CAN), ONEILL, 84.30

4. Sebastien Toutant (CAN), ONEILL, 83.35

5. Roope Tonteri (FIN), BURTON, 81.70

6. Darcy Sharpe (CAN), MONSTER ENERGY, 78.05

7. Tyler Nicholson (CAN), LIB TECH, 72.60

8. Emil Ulsletten (NOR), NITRO, 60.95

9. Brandon Davis (USA), NEFF, 38.55

10. Kyle Mack (USA), BURTON, DNS


Women's Halfpipe Final Results:

1. Kelly Clark (USA), BURTON, 89.33

2. Queralt Castellet (ESP), YONEX, 85.73

3. Chloe Kim (USA), BURTON, 83.95

4. Hannah Teter (USA), BURTON, 75.03

5. Rana Okada (JPN), BURTON, 67.15

6. Sophie Rodriguez (FRA), OAKLEY, 59.80


Men's Halfpipe Final Results:

1. Taylor Gold (USA), BURTON, 87.63

2. Taku Hiraoka (JPN), BURTON, 86.88

3. David Habluetzel (SUI), BURTON, 83.23

4. Ben Ferguson (USA), BURTON, 77.93

5. Kent Callister (AUS), LIB TECH, 77.58

6. Gabe Ferguson (USA), BURTON, 73.10

7. Jake Pates (USA), BURTON, 73.00

8. Louie Vito (USA), VIVE, 68.28

9. Christian Haller (SUI), BURTON, 67.38

10. Yiwei Zhang (CHN), MINI, 62.03


The first U.S. Open Snowboarding Championship was held in 1982 at Suicide Six in Vermont. Jake Burton Carpenter, U.S. snowboarder and founder of Burton, was at the first competition. By 1986, the competition had begun gaining popularity, as more than 200 competitors showed up for pre-qualifiers. By 1996, snowboarding was making its debut in the Winter Olympics and the U.S. Open was more popular than ever before. Through the years and countless changes to the competition, the Open has held its esteem throughout the snowboarding community. This year's event was one of the most exciting and well attended events in U.S. Open history.