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JAMIE ANDERSON (USA) WINS ROXY CHICKEN JAM TITLE
Tuesday, 19 December 2006
A rock-steady slopestyle victory went to 16-year-old Jamie Anderson (USA) this weekend as the Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour first all-girl 6(SIX) Star event of the season, the Roxy Chicken Jam Europe, proves women’s snowboarding hits a new level.
Blessed with blue skies and a fun crowd at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Park, Kaprun, Austria, Saturday’s main session of 25 top female riders took advantage of the purpose-built slopestyle park featuring a multitude of kickers, rails and boxes to push their creativity, variation and style in a best-run-counts jam. Jamie Anderson (USA) consistently impressed the judges with her solid tricks and consistent runs claiming the 4th Roxy Chicken Jam Europe title with a frontside boardslide-to-fakie, cab 540, frontside 360 and a huge McTwist at the quarterpipe, winning a Gibson guitar, 10,000 euros and 1000 TTR Ranking points, catapulting her into the TTR World Nr 1 position.
Last year’s Roxy Chicken Jam Europe winner and TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion Cheryl Maas (NED) deservedly took second place with a smooth frontside boardslide-to-fakie, Cab 180 on/backside 360 down the butter-box, huge backside 720 at the big kicker and a backside air at the quarterpipe. The unstoppable Jenny Jones (GBR) gained a podium third with her best run: a boardslide-to-fakie, huge backside 360, frontside 540 nose-grab ending with a backside air at the quarterpipe.
Adding to previous wins in the earlier leg of the Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour, new TTR Ranking Top 5 entries come from Silvia Mittermueller (GER) newly-ranked at TTR World Nr. 4 and British top rider Laura Berry (GBR) who launches into TTR World Nr. 5 position. The excitement resumes after the Christmas break until the next 6(SIX) Star pinnacle event on the Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour, the unmissable O’Neill Evolution, Davos, Switzerland, 02nd January, 2007.