The Burton U.S. Open wrapped up on Saturday in Vail, CO. The stories of the day include Mark McMorris’s winning slopestyle run, Kelly Clark’s dominating women’s pipe run, and the jaw dropping amplitude of 14-year-old Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano.
Women’s Overall & Slopestyle: Šárka Pančochová
Women’s Halfpipe: Kelly Clark
Men’s Slopestyle: Mark McMorris
Men’s Halfpipe: Ayumu Hirano
With the 17th Winter X-Games in the history books, here’s what went down in a nutshell:
1.) Shaun White dominated superpipe winning his 6th straight X-Games Gold in the event.
2.) Fourteen-year-old Ayumu Hirano of Japan, scored a 92.33 securing a second place finish in superpipe finals. Amazing. It’s obvious that White could have his hands full at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Ayumu Hirano (left) Shaun White (right) Photo: Rob Layer
3.) Mark McMorris scores a 98.00 in the Men’s Slopestyle Finals. There was a lot of hype leading into the event about the White/McMorris rivalry. At the end of the day, White was no match for the young ripper from Vancouver who made high scoring history of his own.